Assistant to Azerbaijani president: Armenian Defense Ministry spreading lots of false information
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 3
The Armenian Defense Ministry is spreading a lot of false information, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan - Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev told reporters, Trend reports.
"Most of the information spread by Armenian Defense Ministry is false. We have already exposed some of these lies. Everyone is familiar with the false Su-25 claims. Then, the alleged UAVs flying in the sky over Yerevan. All these statements and information was false in nature. The Armenians instructed to remove this information from social networks and media. Therefore, we turned to the media representatives to be attentive to the information and expose the lies. These falsifications can be easily identified," Hajiyev stressed.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27.
Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.
Military actions continued on Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. According to a statement from Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, the Armenian armed forces have suffered heavy losses along the entire front line from Sept. 27 through Sept. 30, including tanks, armored vehicles, artillery installations, rocket launch systems, as well as command and observation posts, air defense systems, etc.
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.