Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 5
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Azerbaijani MP Ganira Pashayeva has offered to write off loan debts of the servicemen killed during the recent operations on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, as well as their families.
She made the remarks Apr. 5 during a plenary session of the Azerbaijani parliament.
She said that such a move on the part of banks will be well received by the public.
On the night of April 2, 2016, all the frontier positions of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire from the Armenian side, which used large-caliber weapons, mortars and grenade launchers.
The armed clashes resulted in deaths and injuries among the Azerbaijani population. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-attack, which led to liberation of several strategic heights and settlements. More than 370 Armenian soldiers, 12 tanks, 12 armored vehicles and 15 artillery guns have been destroyed from April 2 until today.
Earlier it was reported that the International Bank of Azerbaijan on Apr. 5 will decide on liquidation of loan debts of the Azerbaijani servicemen killed in the fighting on the frontline, as well as their families.
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.