Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan garrison on Monday launched the next command-staff exercises, involving formations and units of various types of troops in accordance with the combat training plan for the 2021 academic year.
During the exercises, to be conducted until May 20, the formations and units involved in practical activities will be sent to the destination areas and carry out combat training tasks.
On May 16, Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam hosted the opening ceremony of the Eurovision 2021 song contest.
According to Report, organizers decided to change the tradition that the Host City throws a red carpet event for participants. This year, the red carpet has transformed into a Turquoise Carpet to show that the Netherlands is historically closely connected with water.
Efendi, who walked among the 34 participants on the carpet representing our country, wore a long dress designed by well-known designer Rufat Ismayil.
Notably, the representatives of Poland and Iceland did not attend the ceremony due to the positive COVID test of a members of the delegations. Singers from Malta and Romania, staying in the same hotel with Iceland’s representative, were also forced to be isolated. The Australian board also did not come to Rotterdam due to travel restrictions.
The semi-final concerts of the competition will take place on May 18 and 20, and the final ceremony on May 22. Efendi will perform 14th in the first semi-final, with the song “Mata Hari.”
Azerbaijan Army continues to conduct the military exercises.
Following the plan, the tasks on troops’ actions are being worked out on the maps during the exercises in the field control points.
Reports prepared based on the current situation are brought to the command staff as orders through modern communications and automated control systems.
Field control points of reserve formations and centrally subordinated formations are moving forward to the areas of destination.
According to the plan of the exercises conducted in the Azerbaijan Army a redeployment of combat aircraft was carried out, according to the press service of Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.
Aircraft and helicopters that were brought into a state of combat readiness are withdrawing into reserve airfields.
The Azerbaijan Army continues to conduct exercises with the involvement of various types of troops, the MoD told Report.
According to the exercise concept, tank units providing fire support during the operations will fulfill the tasks of preparing for the next stage of the exercises after reaching the established points.
Exercises involving various types of troops continue.
Report informs, citing the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan, that under the plan of exercises, rocket and artillery units have left the places of their permanent deployment on alert, and are moving to the areas of destination.
According to the plan of the exercises, the troops, command posts, combat and reserve units that have been put on alert are moving forward to the areas of responsibility, Report informs, citing Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense.
The troops’ redeployment is implemented covertly and operationally, according to the demands of their organization. The commandant service regulates all movements of troops and military vehicles.
Founded in Kyiv in 1943, during the Second World War, when part of Ukraine remained under the control of German fascists, this military museum was considered the first museum in the former USSR that exhibited war trophies obtained from the Germans in the liberated areas.
Report’s Eastern Bureau has prepared a photo essay from the museum complex, now called the National History Museum of Ukraine, which features World War II. It displays artifacts from the Donbas war waged for sovereignty in eastern Ukraine.
While the number of such military museums about the Second World War increased in many parts of the world, the mentioned museum in Kyiv differed in originality and its historical path. It hosted the first large-scale exhibition in 1946 with the participation of the world media. Although the museum expanded the area and exhibits after the war, in 1954, the USSR leadership closed it for some time. However, in 1974 the museum opened its doors to the public again, offering a broader presentation. Initially known as a military museum, the site was so popular that the Soviet leadership built a memorial complex near it in the Pechersk district of Kyiv and named it a state-museum complex. The first opening in this status took place in 1981. The purpose of the museum-memorial complex is to demonstrate to the new generation the consequences of World War II, fascism, and its defeat by heroic Soviet nations. The museum complex is considered the largest complex in the former USSR, with the total number of its exhibits standing at around 400,000.
During Ukraine’s independence – in 1996, by order of the President of Ukraine, the museum complex was given the status of a center for national wealth and scientific research. In 2015, the Ukrainian leadership changed the museum’s name to the “The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. Memorial Complex.”
The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan continues the construction works in the military units deployed in the liberated lands in accordance with the instructions of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ilham Aliyev.
The Defense Minister Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov attended the inauguration of several new military units stationed in different districts.
The Minister gave relevant instructions to the command to increase the combat capability after checking the level of combat readiness of the military personnel.
In Germany, the coronavirus bans can be lifted entirely in the coming days, not only for those who are vaccinated but also for all people, said Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Christine Lambrecht.
In Germany, which currently has more than 232,000 active coronavirus cases, rapid test centers have been set up in all cities. The number of test centers has been doubled after government agencies announced that some shops and markets could only accept citizens with negative test results. At the same time, large pharmacies and churches were involved in reducing the density of test centers. Citizens who receive an appointment via the Internet can approach these test centers and get the results electronically within 20 minutes by giving an example. The test result is valid for 24 hours.
In North Rhine-Westphalia, many government offices have already sent notices to citizens scheduled for a meeting after May 17 with a negative test result.
Private clinics have already been involved in vaccinating the population. Inoculation is carried out in these clinics without waiting in the queue.
The German Federal Ministry of the Interior has warned the public about a fake vaccination card. Police in many provinces have detained people selling fake vaccination cards.
Eid-al-Fitr prayer will be performed in Shusha, a charming place of Azerbaijan liberated from occupation after 29 years, Baku Media Center told Report.
The Center will live broadcast the prayer. The live broadcast from Shusha will be available on May 13 at 09:00 on Public TV, REAL TV, and ATV (Azad Azerbaijan).
Following the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ilham Aliyev, activities are being carried out on the comprehensive provision of Azerbaijan Army Units stationed in the liberated territories, the further improvement of social and living conditions of military personnel and organization troops’ service, Report informs, citing the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
Another modular complex consisting of various facilities provided with modern equipment has been commissioned in the territory of the Aghdam district to organize the service and combat activities of military personnel, as well as to provide living conditions.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Commander of the Army Corps, Major General Hikmet Hasanov conveyed the congratulations of the Minister of Defense to the military personnel. It was stressed that there is a weapons room, a dormitory, a canteen, a kitchen, as well as a bathroom in the modular facility, which will meet all the needs of the servicemen.
The construction process of new modular military units is underway in the liberated territories.
In accordance with the annual training plan, approved by the Minister of Defense, a Military Oath taking ceremony was held for young soldiers in the Azerbaijan Army on May 10.
Report informs, citing the Defense Ministry, that the ceremony began with the performance of the National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Young soldiers solemnly took the Military Oath and promised to be faithful to their Homeland.
Then, representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the command staff of the military units congratulated the young soldiers on taking the Military Oath, wished them to be disciplined, honest and brave in the fulfillment of their duties, to study carefully the weapons and equipment entrusted to them, and to fulfill their military duty with dignity for the Homeland.
The ceremony ended with the solemn march of the military personnel in front of the podium.
On the occasion of the 98th birthday of the national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev, on May 10, the Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, and the leadership of the Ministry have visited the Alley of Honor, Report informs, citing the Defense Ministry.
The leadership of the Ministry of Defense laid flowers at the grave of the Great Leader and honored his memory.
A solemn event on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was held in Shusha city.
Report informs, citing the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan, that the memory of the brave sons of our people, who demonstrated unprecedented heroism in World War II, was honored with observing a minute of silence, and the National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was performed.
The event provided detailed information about the exceptional merits of the Azerbaijani people in achieving victory over fascism, as well as about the history and the glorious battle path of Azerbaijan’s national rifle divisions.
The military orchestra performed military songs and marches of 1941-1945.
The ceremony ended with a solemn march of military personnel through the city.
On the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War on May 9, the Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, and the leadership of the Ministry have visited the monument to twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Major General Hazi Aslanov, Report informs, citing the Defense Ministry.
The leadership of the Ministry of Defense laid flowers at the monument. It honored the blessed memory of the brave sons of our people who did unprecedented heroism during the Second World War.