Azerbaijani Defense Ministry refutes reports on army advance

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry refutes reports on army advance

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Azeri media outlets seem to compete with each other, each trying to post the most absurd reports about the “advances of the Azerbaijani army.”

Thus, news reports Monday, Aug 4, about the alleged seizure of Aghdam and Fizuli were immediately refuted by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, which described the information as “ungrounded rumors.”

Nevertheless, some news agencies reported Tuesday about the advance of the Azeri army in Fizuli and Aghdam direction.

Commenting on the above mentioned, head of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry’s press office, colonel Vagif Dargyahly said that “any information regarding the development in the conflict zone will be published on the ministry’s official website.”

“Any other information will be left without comment,” he said.

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan broke out as result of the ethnic cleansing launched by the Azeri authorities in the final years of the Soviet Union. The Karabakh War was fought from 1991 (when the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed) to 1994 (when a ceasefire was sealed by Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan). Most of Nagorno Karabakh and a security zone consisting of 7 regions are now under control of NKR defense army. Armenia and Azerbaijan are holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group up till now.

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