Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Yerevan diverts attention from negative events in Armenian army
The websites controlled by the Armenian Defense Minister have once again begun to disseminate false and fake information about the Azerbaijani Army, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement today.
The defense ministry said that this kind of disinformation is designed for the internal audience in Armenia, adding that the Armenian side, by disseminating this kind of disinformation, tries to allege that it possesses enough information about the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
"In fact, the recently published letters 'full of confidential data' are written so illiterately and inaccurately that their falsity does not cause any doubt. All this is nothing more than a scrap of paper prepared unprofessionally and inaccurately by Armenia’s special forces and “counter-propaganda experts," the statement says.
The statement further said that falsifications and mistakes in the latest letter attract even more attention.
This letter contains a lot of grammatical errors (up to 20 errors) and does not correspond to internal correspondence and record-keeping in the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan, the defense ministry said, stressing that the dates, figures, places and names indicated in these documents are completely invented.
The ministry added that the letter incredibly exaggerates information about the Azerbaijani army losses during last year’s April battles.
"Representatives of all media outlets and the public in Azerbaijan took part in the funeral ceremonies for the soldiers martyred during the April battles and witnessed the high appreciation the country’s Supreme Commander-in-Chief gave to our army and how he rewarded our heroes. Thus, Armenia’s disinformation about the alleged concealment of the number of losses by the Azerbaijani side is nothing but a bluff and does not correspond to any ethical norms, " the ministry's statement says.
Azerbaijan’s defense ministry stated that it is impossible to hide losses in the period of technical progress.
"The figures that the Armenians cite as losses of the Azerbaijani army during the April battles, in fact, reflect the losses the Armenian army suffered. The Armenian leadership, which has not recovered after the April battles, deliberately overestimates the losses of the Azerbaijani side in order to mislead the Armenian population. For some reason, the Armenian leadership forgets that the Azerbaijani army has freed an area of 2,000 hectares from the occupation after conducting a successful counterattack,” the ministry added.
According to the ministry, such falsification by the Armenian side is another unsuccessful step taken in the Armenian style in response to the facts disseminated in recent days by the Azerbaijani media about negative events in the aggressive Armenian army.
"Trying to whitewash itself, the criminal military-political regime with such news tries to divert the attention of population from the growing number of suicides, violence and other criminal acts among servicemen, which are related to the deplorable situation in the Armenian army.”
Thus, Armenia, which faces failure on the frontline, is trying to relatively compensate its failure by 'fighting' in the press, virtual space and on paper.
The Azerbaijani defense ministry stresses that the information and documents disseminated by the Armenian side are completely false, calling on the local media not to succumb to such provocations.