Upon the instruction of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Mr. Ilham Aliyev, activities on increasing the level of combat readiness, improving logistic support, as well as social and living conditions of military personnel of the Azerbaijan Army are being continued.
As part of the events, one of the branch depots of the Central food warehouse located in the regions was reconstructed. Necessary conditions have been created for receiving and storing food products, as well as distributing them to the troops. It has a 200-ton refrigerated depot for perishable food, a storage room with a total capacity of 1,000 tons for storing dry food, a 200-ton depot for storing potatoes and vegetables, and a storage building with a capacity of 140 tons for emergency reserve food.
In addition, a 500-ton storage building equipped with a cooling system for storing dry food, and a 200-ton storage building for storing perishable food were built in the area.
Currently, activities in this sphere are ongoing.
Armenians have committed a provocation before the fight of Azerbaijani MMA fighter Nariman Abbasov at AMC Fight Nights 100 in Moscow, coach Shahriyar Abbasov told Report.
According to him, Armenians confused organizers by releasing lie information to prevent the fight: “An Armenian fighter was defeated by a Georgian fighter. The event had to be held on April 10, but it was postponed. As it was the 100th tournament, the hall was full. Armenians wanted to prevent Nariman’s fight. Because it was the main battle of the tournament and they knew that he would win.”
Abbasov said he discussed the issue with the President of AMC Fight Nights tournament: “The event was held in April with no provocation.”
Note that in the third round, Nariman Abbasov has knocked out his rival Russian Shamil Amirov.
“Now I’m in the center of Aghdam. It looks like Warsaw in 1945. Nothing left. The Armenian side so cruelly not only destroyed the city but took everything. 30,000 people lived in this part of the city. Nothing’s left of their lives except for some rubble. Gives a sense of what real cruelty and hatred can do,” said former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza, who is in the Aghdam district as part of a trip of a group of international experts with ADA University, Report informs.
Bryza has captured on video the destruction of Aghdam and its sights.
“This, of course, is the beautiful famous mosque, the Juma Mosque. Here in Aghdam it is really the only building that sort of survived intact. All these years, and for me it is a symbol of resilience and of hope of return to restoration of normal lives here in Aghdam. Since Nov. 9-10, the conflict’s resolution agreement is in place. It’s been very emotional, it’s an amazing sight to see this very Azerbaijani soldier coming out of the mosque. A very powerful visit that helps bring to life so much that has been lost here in Aghdam,” he said.
Together with a group of international analysts, he also visited the palace of the Karabakh khans in Aghdam, where he saw the extent of destruction of this historical object.
“This was the graveyard, there’s a monument to the Karabakh khan’s daughter, all destroyed and tombs were used during the occupation period as cow shreds,” Bryza said.
“And as I finish my visit to Aghdam I look down the road toward Khojaly, toward Khankendi with hope for resurrection of normality here,” he added.
Under the 2021 combat training plan approved by the Minister of Defense, combat tactical exercises of missile and artillery units have begun.
Report informs, citing the Ministry of Defense, that exemplary combat shootings will be held in the area with the widespread use of combat equipment in tactical exercises.
The main efforts in the exercises will be aimed at improving practical skills in the organization of combat operations under the actual combat conditions, the continuous management of day and night units, their interaction with other types of troops, taking into account the experience gained in the war.
In accordance with the combat training plan for 2021 approved by the Minister of Defense, Azerbaijan’s Rocket and Artillery units started conducting combat firing exercises, according to the MoD.
During the combat firing, the targets set at different distances will be destroyed by precise fire.
“During the trip to these lands, we once again understood and felt what a great victory was won in Karabakh. We felt it from the bottom of our hearts. May Allah rest the souls of all our brothers who became martyrs during the war, and we wish the wounded a long life. We are grateful to them for this victory,” Turkey’s Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said told reporters during his visit to Azerbaijan’s Aghdam, liberated last fall from Armenian occupation, Report informs.
“This victory is a great triumph for Azerbaijan, the region, and Turkey. The 30-year occupation was decisively ended. Indeed, the occupation is over and the region is liberated thanks to the resolute position of Mr. President Ilham Aliyev. Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey supported this just struggle,” Fahrettin Altun said.
“On the other hand, we have seen oppression, suffering, and barbarism here. This is an exceptional barbarism. We have also seen how hypocritical the world and international organizations are when these barbaric acts were committed here. Look, there is no voice from the organizations responsible for the protection of cultural monuments around the world. They played Three Monkeys. Therefore, the cultural monuments here were ruined. In fact, these monuments were destroyed to completely erase traces of Turkism and Islam. But they did not succeed, and they will not succeed. Because these lands are the lands of Turks and Islam,” he added.
“I am calling on UNESCO to see that our cultural monuments and history in other liberated territories of Azerbaijan, including Aghdam, have been destroyed. This should not be ignored. UNESCO must already set aside double standards and see the true face of the Armenians who are vandalizing this cultural treasure,” he concluded.
A delegation of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States (Turkic Council) visited Aghdam on April 11.
The delegation of ministers and high-ranking officials paid a visit to the Imarat cemetery in Aghdam, where the graves of the Karabakh Khanate’s Azerbaijani Turkic nobility, including its khans, are located.
Then the officials visited the Juma Mosque in the city, built in 1868-1870 by the Azerbaijani architect Karbalai Safikhan Garabaghi. The trip participants learned the history of the mosque, which is a part of the Azerbaijani cultural heritage in Karabakh.
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan shared a video from the Ashaghi Rafadinli village of Fuzuli district.
Note, the territories of Azerbaijan, which was occupied by Armenia nearly 30 years ago, was liberated from the occupation during the 44-day Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. The war started on September 27 when the 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 and lasted until November 10. Until November 10, the Azerbaijan Army liberated some villages and cities of Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli, Zangilan, Khojavend, Khojaly, Terter, Shusha and Lachin districts.
On November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers were deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate and the corridor between the region and Armenia.
Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Finally, on 1 December, Armenia handed over the Lachin District, over which the Lachin pass connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes.
The 29th anniversary of the establishment of the military police of the Ministry of Defense is celebrated. This body was established in 1992 by the order of the Minister of Defense and has passed a difficult and glorious path. In the course of the moral-psychological training of the military police personnel, the main efforts were aimed at educating strong-willed characteristics and determination in protecting the interests of the state and people, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and readiness to carry out assigned tasks in any conditions, according to the press service of Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.
The military police personnel took an active part in the liberation of our lands and worthily accomplished the tasks assigned during the Patriotic War.
Currently, the military police units’ servicemen are involved in ensuring security in human settlements and places of deployment of troops in the liberated territories.
Military police squad serves day-and-night at stationary and mobile checkpoints in human settlements and on the military transport movement routes, conduct pass control, as well as control of the implementation of the daily routine by servicemen during service and combat duty.
At the checkpoints deployed in various directions, the military police conduct a patrolling service, organize the protection of important military facilities, keep a record of vehicles entering the territory, as well as ensure the escort of convoys.
The Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Azerbaijan’s Shamakhi city and the activists of the Ukrainian community in Azerbaijan have joined the international environmental project “Greening of the Planet”, Report informs citing the Embassy of Ukraine in Azerbaijan.
As part of the project, it is planned to plant 1 million trees in Ukraine and different parts of the world. The symbolic millionth tree is to be planted in Kyiv.
For this purpose, Ukrainian diplomats, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Azerbaijan Mehrali Gasimov, as well as active members of the Ukrainian community went to Shamakhi. Fifteen Eldar pine trees were planted thanks to well-coordinated work.
After the campaign, a trip to one of the most interesting places in Azerbaijan – Shamakhi Safari Park was organized for members of the Ukrainian community.
As the embassy notes, participation in the campaign has become not only a symbol of care for the environment but also an indicator of strong mutual respect and true brotherhood between the Ukrainian and Azerbaijani peoples.
According to the training plan for 2021, combat firing was carried out as part of intensive combat training sessions held with the participation of tank units of the Azerbaijan Army.
During the combat firing, the targets set at different distances were destroyed by precise fire.
The process of building modular dormitories is underway within the framework of urgent measures related to the comprehensive provision of units, social and living conditions, and the organization of military service in the liberated territories, Report informs, citing Defense Ministry.
These modular dormitories designed for compact accommodation of personnel in the desert have been supplied with modern equipment.
Relevant measures are being taken in this direction.
According to the training plan for 2021, intensive combat training sessions are conducted with the participation of tank units of the Azerbaijan Army, Report informs, citing the Defense Ministry.
After mastering theoretical knowledge and studying safety regulations, the tank crews are improving their practical skills in tactical and firing training and driving combat vehicles.
Operational-Tactical Exercises of Azerbaijani and Turkish armies started on April 8, according to the press service of the Azerbaijani MoD.
The exercises are conducted at combined-arms training grounds located in various directions of the areas of responsibility of the Army Corps of the Azerbaijan Army.
The exercises’ main objective is to improve interoperability and increase the combat effectiveness of the operational units of the Azerbaijani and Turkish armies, to develop the skills of military decision-making among the commanders of operational units, as well as their ability to show initiative and control military units.
The exercises will last until April 9.