Politics 11:40 05/05/2020 NKR

Artsakh army’s retaliation has been ‘painful’ for official Baku – Defense Ministry

The Artsakh Republic Defense Ministry reacted to the statements of Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov, revealing the reasons behind them.

A statement issued by the ministry's press service reads:

"In recent weeks, the response of the Artsakh army to the ceasefire violations initiated by the adversary along different parts of the line of contact between the Artsakh-Azerbaijani opposing forces seems to have been rather painful for the military-political leadership of official Baku.

Most likely, this is the reason why for several days already, the leadership of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, in particular, the defense minister, has been regularly visiting different sections of the frontline, trying to somehow encourage their demoralized soldiers.

The Azerbaijani defense minister paid a similar visit to the northeastern and eastern parts of the contact line on May 4, which was fully monitored by the relevant services of the Defense Army.

Adhering to the requirements stemming from the appeal of the UN secretary general to observe the ceasefire amid the pandemic, the Artsakh Armed Forces command staff informs that any movement of the adversary on the frontline, including at the top level, is under the control of the relevant Defense Army services, while the frontline troops are ready to take necessary measures based on the situation.”



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