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A video posted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shows a missile striking a residential building in Zaporizhzhia on Wednesday.
A video posted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shows a missile striking a residential building in Zaporizhzhia on Wednesday.
Command-staff exercises were held in the liberated territories in accordance with the training plan of the Land Forces, Report informs, citing Ministry of Defense.
Army Corps, formations and units involved in the exercises were brought into the state of various levels of combat readiness, and withdrawn to the designated areas. Control bodies were deployed to the area, and the activities were accomplished in interoperability with other types of troops’ units.
The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, and other leadership of the Ministry watched the progress of the command-staff exercises, and the activities of the units in the area.
Colonel General Hasanov attended the command and control post deployed in field conditions and inspected the organization of activities. The Minister heard the reports of the commanders and staff officers about the decisions made on the map and the model of the area during the operations.
It was noted that the main objective of the exercises held with considering combat experience gained in the Patriotic War and subsequent operations, as well as with the application of modern management methods in difficult terrain areas is to develop the knowledge, management and flexible decision-making skills of commanders and relevant officials.
Then, the final meeting of the exercises was held under the leadership of Colonel General Hasanov.
The Minister assessed the course of the exercises positively, brought to the attention of the meeting participants the tasks set to the Azerbaijani Army by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Mr. Ilham Aliyev.
The Minister of Defense gave specific instructions on proper fulfilling the tasks assigned by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, accomplishment of all the duties assigned to the Azerbaijani Army, as well as permanent readiness to suppress possible provocations immediately and decisively.
In the end, tasks were assigned to the relevant officials regarding the constant maintenance of combat readiness and the level of professionalism of military personnel, and the higher quality and intensive conduct of training and exercises.
The Anatolian Phoenix – 2023 International Search and Rescue Exercises continue in Turkish Konya.
Report informs, citing the Ministry of Defense, that, according to the plan, in the next stage of the international exercises various tasks on parachute training and patrol activities were accomplished.
According to the scenario, the next activities on search, rescue and evacuation of the crashed crew members in depths of imaginary enemy were successfully fulfilled by the exercise participants.
During the accomplishment of the tasks, the main attention was focused on improving the skills of personnel in the use of parachutes, as well as to further increasing the level of combat and special training.
Azerbaijan is represented in the international exercises by the pilots, technical personnel and aircraft of the Azerbaijan Air Force, as well as servicemen of the Azerbaijan Naval Forces and Special Forces.
According to the training plan for 2023, the training session held in one of the military units of the Azerbaijani Army with the participation of reservists continues, Report informs, citing the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
As part of the session, meetings were held with reservists and their moral-psychological state was checked. Enlightenment talks in the spirit of commitment to national and spiritual values, statehood and patriotism were also held.
Various tasks were fulfilled during the session in order to increase the level of combat readiness, knowledge and skills of reservists.
First, the safety rules, tactical and technical characteristics of the weapon, as well as the rules for their incomplete disassembly and reassembly, and use were delivered to reservists.
Improving practical skills in the training area, the reservists successfully accomplished the tasks on bringing weapons to the state of combat readiness, taking the firing position, as well as detecting and destroying imaginary enemy targets with accurate fire by properly observing the rules of targeting.
Practical tasks were accomplished during the Anatolian Phoenix-2023 International Search and Rescue Exercises held in Konya, Türkiye, Report informs, citing the Ministry of Defense.
During the briefing held according to the training plan, the participants were given the necessary information about the safety rules, the tasks to be fulfilled and their execution sequence, the terrain and climate of the area where the search and rescue operation will be carried out.
According to the scenario, the exercise participants successfully performed the activities on search, rescue and evacuation of the crashed crew members.
The main objective of fulfilling the tasks assigned during the exercises is to improve the knowledge and skills of servicemen, including ensuring interoperability and exchange of experience between the participating countries’ servicemen.
In order to improve the knowledge and skills of commanders and deputy commanders of battalions and batteries in the art of war, unit management, and making the right decisions while fulfilling combat tasks, commander training classes were conducted in the Combined Arms Army of Azerbaijan, Report informs via the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan.
The officers participated in practical classes on the topics “Methods of instructing military personnel assigned to guard duty in the guard town”, and “Organization and conduct of live-fire tactical exercises with artillery batteries”, as well as performed shooting exercises by the use of small arms.
During the classes, the officers watched the special forces units’ activities on overcoming the scout trail and capturing enemy facilities located at high grounds.
Lectures on law, logistics, protection of state secrets, and moral-psychological training were given during the theoretical classes held at the Training and Educational Center.
At the end of the classes held in accordance with the Combined Arms Army’s combat training plan for 2023, the officers were given relevant instructions on managing units and improving combat readiness.
The Azerbaijani Army’s engineer-sapper units continue fulfilling their tasks in the liberated territories, Report informs, citing the Defense Ministry.
As a result of the activities of the engineer-sapper units, up to 200 hectares of area have been completely cleared of mines in the liberated territories this month. To date, engineer-sapper units have cleared more than 30,890 hectares of mines and unexploded ordnance in the liberated territories.
Moreover, as a result of the Azerbaijani Army’s engineer-sapper units with other state bodies, up to 9 km of new supply roads were built over the current year, and up to 38 km of existing supply roads were repaired in order to ensure the safe movement of vehicle and military equipment convoys in difficult terrain, including difficult-to-pass rocky areas.
The main efforts are aimed at demining settlements, sowing plots, roads, and infrastructure facilities in the liberated territories.
Necessary measures for engineering support are underway in the liberated territories in accordance with the plan.
In accordance with the training plan approved by the Minister of Defense for 2023, training-methodical sessions were held with the artillery chiefs of the Army Corps and formations of the Land Forces.
Report informs, citing the Ministry of Defense, that first, officers’ theoretical knowledge on conducting modern combined arms combat was checked.
During the sessions, classes were held on the deployment of control points in conditions close to combat, conducting the necessary estimation, determining the target coordinates by means of optical devices, maintaining interoperability between units, fire control, as well as on other issues.
At the end of the theoretical classes, conducted at nighttime and in the daylight hours, the units professionally fulfilled the tasks of firing at imaginary enemy’s targets.
It should be noted that the main objective of the training-methodical sessions is to improve the fire control abilities of artillery officers, as well as further increase their knowledge and skills.
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According to the training plan for 2023 approved by the Defense Minister, live-fire tactical exercises of one of the military units were held on the combined-arms range, Report informs, citing MoD.
According to the exercises’ plan, the activities of the units related to the accomplishment of the tasks were clarified on the map, and the reports on the decisions made by the commanders were heard.
The units carried out tactical redeployment in different ways, advanced in the direction of the area where the imaginary enemy is supposed to commit provocation, and carried out practical shootings from small arms.
During the live-fire tactical exercises, motorized rifle units successfully accomplished the tasks on detection and neutralization of imaginary enemy targets.
The exercises focused on improving the combat capability of the units, including the development of the field and practical skills of the military personnel.
Live-fire tactical exercises held with Azerbaijan’s Rocket and Artillery Troops’ units on combined-arms range continue in accordance with the training plan of the current year, according to the Defense Ministry.
In the exercises held in accordance with real combat conditions with the consideration of the experience gained during the Patriotic War and the last operations, the units performed exemplary combat shots from multiple launch rocket systems and self-propelled gun howitzers.
During the live-fire tactical exercises, the tasks on detecting control points, manpower and other targets of the imaginary enemy, as well as identifying and destroying them, were accomplished professionally.
The military attachés of foreign countries accredited to the Republic of Azerbaijan visited the Azerbaijan Naval Forces.
Report informs citing the Ministry of Defense that in the assembly hall of the headquarters building the visitors were first presented an extensive briefing about the history and activities of the Naval Forces.
Then, in the warships the military attachés got acquainted with the conditions created for the military personnel, visited the mariners’ dormitory, canteen and other facilities, and signed the “Book of Honor”.
In the end, the sides exchanged presents and a photo was taken.
In accordance with the training plan of the Land Forces for 2023, practical shooting exercises on firing from sniper rifles were carried out, Report informs, citing the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.
First, the military personnel worked out the regulations on taking the firing position and bringing the weapons into the state of combat readiness.
Tasks to detect and destroy imaginary enemy targets in the training area were professionally accomplished by snipers.
The objectives of the practical shooting exercises are to increase the capabilities to destroy targets with accurate fire by following the right targeting rules.
Thanks to the current President of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the stability of the political system reigns in the country, said political scientist Ilgar Velizade, who became a guest of the Let’s Talk podcast by Hamid Hamidov, Report informs.
“Erdogan’s achievements can be assessed in two directions. In domestic policy, it is stability. In foreign policy, it is confidence. Stability means that all actors of the political system adhere to common rules,” he said.
According to the political scientist, a possible change of power in Türkiye should not worry Azerbaijan.
“For example, we have the Shusha Declaration signed with Türkiye. Even if the opposition [Kilicdaroglu] comes to power, he will also have to fulfill the conditions of this declaration, just like anyone else who comes to power,” Velizade said.
The political scientist emphasized that this is connected with the long-term interests of states.
In conclusion, Velizade suggested that Erdogan would still win in the second round, since he had more chances.
Military personnel of the Separate Combined Arms Army, who participated in the exercises dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye and the 100th anniversary of the birth of the national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev, successfully completed combat missions and showed good results.
Accordingto the plan, after delivery of the safety rules, the cadets of the military institute are accomplishing various standards of drill and physical training. They improve the skills in bringing weapons to the state of combat readiness, as well as detecting and destroying with fire imaginary enemy targets.
During the field training held in a military camp in the territory of settlements, the military personnel involved in the courses is practicing modern combat methods, mountain climbing and other activities in conditions corresponding to real combat.
The main attention of the commando training courses, which are conducted in accordance with the Turkish model, is focused on improving the theoretical knowledge and field skills of the cadets. The classes are held for the purpose of training professional officers.
The Naval Forces held tactical exercises in accordance with the training plan for 2023 approved by the Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov.
Report informs, citing the Ministry of Defense, that according to the exercise plan, the ships left the basing site on alert and accomplished combat tasks on protection and defense of energy infrastructure in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.
Naval Forces units also fulfilled the tasks on destroying terrorist-sabotage groups at sea and organizing underwater anti-sabotage defense.
The military personnel of the Naval Forces demonstrated high professionalism in the exercises focused on improving the skills of commanders and headquarters on working out joint activities with naval commandos, organization of combat activities, and management of forces in combat during the execution of tasks on the assignment of ship tactical groups in various conditions.