The Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, instructed the Azerbaijani Army regarding the current operational situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border and on the territory of Azerbaijan where the Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily deployed, Report informs, citing the Ministry of Defense.

On August 13, Zakir Hasanov held an official meeting with Deputies of the Minister of Defense, Commanders of types of troops, Chiefs of Main Departments, Departments, and Services of the Ministry at the Central Command Post. Commanders of the Army Corps and formations stationed in the liberated territories were also involved in the meeting via video teleconference.