Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 13
Armenia, which lost two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, is once again trying to disprove facts, as always through absurd pretexts, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry told Trend Dec. 13.
The defense ministry said a representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry called the downed Armenian UAVs “the toys of Azerbaijani children”, while officials in Yerevan have repeatedly said that the Armenian army is equipped by home-made UAVs.
“As one can see from the propellers in the left and right upper corners of a photo below, this photo was taken by one of the downed UAVs belonging to Armenia,” Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said. “The photo features a soldier with an UAV remote controller in his hands before the drone is launched and other soldiers gathering around him and watching.”
“This proves once again that the military and political leadership of Armenia is trying to deceive the world,” said the Defense Ministry.
On Dec. 12, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces destroyed two UAVs belonging to the Armenian Armed Forces over the line of contact between the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in Azerbaijan’s Talish village and Fizuli District.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.