An opening of the overhauled artillery military unit supplied with modern equipment was held in the territory of the Khojaly region to organize combat duty and troops’ service at a high level, as well as to provide living conditions for military personnel.
The military unit’s office premises are equipped with air conditioners, furniture, modern sanitary facilities, bedding, kitchen equipment, and generators.
The Army Corps Commander, Major General Mais Barkhudarov conveyed the Defense Minister’s congratulations on the occasion of the commissioning of the new military unit to the military personnel and wished them success.
The building of new military units in other liberated territories is proceeding as planned.
The tragedy of the defeated person begins when he does not understand the reasons for his defeat. Even worse, even if he is defeated, he does not accept the reality, instead, he considers himself stronger than before. A kind of social schizophrenia arises.
This kind of syndrome is currently observed in the Armenian society: they talk about the “strength” of their defeated, shattered armies, and even dare to violate the ceasefire. They are all complications of illusions.
The sooner those illusions disappear, the better – both for Armenia and for the region as a whole. Azerbaijan’s cartoon website kirpi.info also tried to support the destruction of Armenian illusions with its own methods.
Representatives of the Azerbaijani diaspora have visited Jydyr Duzu (Jydyr Plain) in Shusha, liberated from the Armenian occupation, Report informs.
The visit of Azerbaijanis living abroad to the cultural capital of Azerbaijan was organized by the State Committee for Work with Diaspora.
The visit under the slogan “Thanks to the power of the iron fist, we are in Shusha” is the most important and significant event in the history of the Azerbaijani diaspora.
The trip was attended by 72 Azerbaijanis from 24 countries of the world.
On July 22, the Aral tanker, captained by Rafig Efendiyev, an Azerbaijani national, sailed in the Mediterranean Sea under the Maltese flag and rescued 32 Syrian migrants.
The captain told Report that the rescue operation took place 70 miles southeast of the Crete island.
“It was July 22,” he said. There was a 7-8 magnitude storm in the Mediterranean from the North-West. At 13:40 Baku time, I was called by Olympia radio. I contacted the offshore ambulance service at sea. They said that a boat sent an accident signal 18 miles northwest of us, and we had to go to that area immediately. As soon as I received the news, I ordered the crew to change the course. We reached the boat, which sounded the alarm for about two hours. The Turkish flag was hung on the pirate boat called ‘Rahvan,’ and it was claimed to belong to Turkey. However, it was untrue. Most of the refugees aboard yacht were Syrians. There were also two Iranians and a Palestinian citizen among them.
“The people that we rescued did not even know how many of them there were in the boat. Some of them said there were 45, others said there were 48. I told the emergency services that there were 45 people and that we had rescued 32 people. According to the migrants, six people were rescued by an unknown helicopter. One was rescued by a German tanker and taken by a Greek chopper to the island of Crete.
“After rescuing 32 people, we conducted another hour of search and rescue operations at about 19:00 Greek time. I only found the bodies of two women; unfortunately, there were no survivals. Then I changed the course to the port of IEREPETRA on the island of Crete. At 03:00 on July 23, the migrants arrived safely on the island.”
The captain said that the refugees were supplied with hot drinks and food, and first aid was provided to those wounded. “About three hours later, at 06:00 in the morning, the coast guard of the Crete island took the migrants. Among those rescued were one woman, one 5-year-old girl, and the rest were men.”
The interaction between Azerbaijani and Ukrainian media as part of a media platform will help increase the level of cooperation, according to an advisor of the head of the Ukrainian president’s office, Alexei Arestovich.
Report informs that Arestovich was speaking at the international roundtable discussions ‘International media platform Ukraine-Azerbaijan.’
“It will grow into a long-term, friendly and, in a good way, endless cooperation and will never cease. We have a good chance to work together to help people get real information,” he said.
Arestovich noted an exclusively professional work of Azerbaijani media during the 44-day war in Karabakh: “The lessons we gave to the world are worthy of the most instant attention and are studied by all professionals of the world in the information sphere,” he said.
Chairman of the United Diaspora of Azerbaijanis of Ukraine, Hikmat Javadov said that there was much misinformation during the war in Karabakh.
“We, with our colleagues, discussed this problem and eyed creating a platform where journalists from Azerbaijan and Ukraine would work together.”
Moreover, according to him, it would be more expedient to hold the probation meeting and ‘create a special filter for unbiased news.’
The former Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Dmitry Zolotukhin, also spoke at the meeting. “Unfortunately, it is impossible to demand from wide audiences, from a person who receives information from TV or social networks, to be an expert in debunking, exposing myths. Therefore, it is essential to direct the work, which is based on a proactive position, to fill information space with objective information that reflects our bilateral position. This is important for Azerbaijanis living in Ukraine, as well as for Ukrainians who live in Azerbaijan,” he stressed.
Representatives of the Azerbaijani media also shared their thoughts on the development of cooperation between the media of the two countries. Media-director of the Global Media Group Hamid Hamidov called this platform very useful and added that the main task is to learn the truth about the conflicts that erupted on the territory of both countries, about their history. In his opinion, the platform can also help people get to know countries in terms of their tourism potential.
Editor-in-chief of Report.az Information Agency Murad Aliyev called the objective coverage of the realities of Azerbaijan and Ukraine a common goal that unites the two countries. He also noted the importance of timely prevention of fake news: “In this sense, the creation of such a platform is encouraging. It will contribute to the development of relations between the two countries. In recent years, relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine have been developing rapidly, and we need to open an office in Ukraine,” he said.
The event ended with the signing of a memorandum between the public organizations ‘Institute of Post-Information Society’ and ‘United Diaspora of Azerbaijanis in Ukraine’ on the creation of a media platform that will provide the objective coverage of the events in Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
Twelve people died after torrential rains flooded a subway in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, as shocking images showed passengers struggling against chest-high water inside a train carriage.
As dams burst and river embankments were breached in record downpours across Henan province, President Xi Jinping described the situation as “extremely severe” with flood control measures entering a “critical stage”, state media reported Wednesday morning.
Around 200,000 city residents were evacuated, local government officials said, with soldiers leading rescue efforts in the city of over 10 million people, where days of rain have inundated the streets and subway.
Rainstorms submerged Zhengzhou’s metro, killing 12 people and injuring five, while hundreds were rescued from the subway, city officials said in a Weibo post.
Nerve-shredding images shared on social media showed shocked passengers contending with the fast-rising waters inside a train carriage. Rescuers cut open the roof of the coach to pull people to safety, local media reported.
Under the instructions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, activities on the comprehensive provision, organization of troops’ service, and improvement of social and living conditions are being carried out in the units of the Azerbaijan Army stationed in the liberated territories.
The two new modular military units supplied with modern equipment were commissioned in the territory of the Khojavend region to organize combat duty and troops’ service at a high level, as well as to provide living conditions for military personnel.
The military units’ office premises are equipped with air conditioners, furniture, modern sanitary facilities, bedding, kitchen equipment, and generators.
The Army Corps Commander, Major General Mais Barkhudarov conveyed the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and the Minister of Defense’s holiday congratulations on the occasion of the commissioning of new military units and the holiday of Gurban Bayram to the military personnel and wished them success. A group of distinguished servicemen was presented with valuable gifts at the ceremony.
The building of new military units in other liberated territories is proceeding as planned.
“Shusha, the cultural capital of Azerbaijan, liberated after 28 years, is now healing its wounds. Shusha residents are looking forward to the day when they will return to their homes.
According to Report, Haber Global has published a story of 61-year-old Aydin Gasimov from Shusha, who returned to his home after 28 years.
Aydin Gasimov has finally returned to Shusha, the city where he was born, grew up, got married, and had children.
“Thank God for this day that we are now in Shusha. Today I am at home.”
Gasimov, who was happy to be in Shusha, also spoke about the occupation of the city:
“I came home one evening, and at night the enemy started firing rockets at the city. The children were holding my hands, and for the first time in my life, I felt that my knees are shivering with fear for children. I lost myself for a moment. “
Gasimov also visited his house in Shusha. But years later, in the house where her youngest son was born, he saw only bare walls. The resident of Shusha said that only an iron stick that he prepared to support a washing line was still there.
After Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, Austria became another country affected by the natural disaster raging in western Europe, Report informs via foreign media outlets.
Massive floods are observed in different regions of Austria.
Austrians publish on Twitter footage of how the floodwater sweeps the streets of cities, wash away people and cars.
As of now, there is no official information about the casualties. Some regions of the country have issued warnings about the possible threat of floods.
“When all communications are opened, we, the people of Azerbaijan will return to their ancestral land, of course,” President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said while attending a ceremony to give out apartments and cars to families of martyrs and war disabled in Khojasan settlement, Binagadi district, Baku.
“The 10 November Trilateral Declaration states: all refugees must return to their homeland. Our native land is Zangazur; our native land is Goycha district, Iravan. We will definitely return there,” the head of state added.