Baku, Azerbaijan, May 28
By Samir Ali - Trend:
Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Ahmadov paid a visit to the country's Terter district May 28.
Ahmadov had a meeting at the executive power of the Terter district.
Then he visited one of the military units in the Terter city, met with soldiers and officers, and presented gifts to the servicemen who have shown courage in the April fighting.
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 shelling 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.
Ahmadov also visited the houses damaged as a result of the April provocations of Armenia, and met with residents of the villages damaged in the Armenian shelling.
He also visited the trenches on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, and met with the servicemen on combat duty.
Considerable damage was inflicted to many houses in the Terter district as a result of the Armenian heavy artillery shelling on April 2-5 and on April 27-28.
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.