Zakir Hasanov orders to suppress enemy’s attempts to commit a provocation (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan's Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and the leadership of the ministry, who is on the visit to the frontline zone as part of Large-Scale Operational-Tactical Exercises, have visited the foremost units stationed in various directions of the front, according to the statement posted on the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry's website.
The Minister of Defense has checked the level of combat readiness of the units and watched the foremost positions of the Armenian armed forces and gave relevant instruction to suppress immediately the enemy’s attempts to commit a provocation based on the data obtained and use all types of firepower if needed.
In accordance with the plan approved by Azerbaijani President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, the large-scale operational-tactical exercises involving various types of troops, Army Corps and formations of the Azerbaijan Army started on May 20.
The main topic of the exercises is to repel the enemy’s attack at night by delivering counterstrikes to him in various directions, and the launching an offensive operation by our troops.
The exercises involved up to 10,000 military personnel, 150 tanks, and other armored vehicles, up to 200 rocket and artillery mounts of different caliber, multiple launch rocket systems, and mortars, up to 35 aircraft and helicopters.
In the course of the live-fire exercises to be held at various training ranges at nighttime, in a difficult relief and electronic environment, tasks will be performed to organize interoperability among tank, aviation, artillery military units and other combat elements, to use landing and special maneuvering forces in the depth of defense the enemy, the improvement of management skills, as well as issues of moral-psychological support of military personnel.