BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.29
Many Azerbaijanis living in Russia have appealed to the embassy of Azerbaijan in the recent days, Ambassador Polad Bulbuloglu said in an interview to Russia's Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station, Trend reports on Sept.29 referring to Interfax.ru news portal.
“The embassy has a lot of appeals from Azerbaijanis who ask to be sent to the front. They are patriotically people who want to go to war," Bulbuloglu noted.
"We greatly thank them, expressing our respect to their feelings, but we say that today our army doesn’t need this because it’s fully equipped and provided with the most modern weapons," he added.
The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 06:00 (GMT+4).
The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population.
Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov said Sept. 27, 2020, that Ashaghi Abdulrahmanli, Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari Abdulrahmanli villages of Fizuli district, Boyuk Marjanli and Nuzgar villages of Jabrayil district were liberated.
Moreover, the positions of the Armenian armed forces were destroyed in the direction of the Agdere district and Murovdag, important heights were taken under control.
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, 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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.