Azerbaijan hands over bodies of soldiers with Russia's support

Azerbaijan hands over bodies of soldiers with Russia's support

Azerbaijan handed over to Armenia the bodies of soldiers and two civilians who were captured, the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reported.

Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration, Hikmat Hajiyev said that the bodies of 30 Armenian servicemen and two captured civilians were handed over to Armenia in the Tovuz-Gazakh direction.

Azerbaijan highly appreciates the efforts in this direction of the Russian Ministry of Defense, and personally of Defense Minister, General of Army Sergei Shoigu. Thanks to the support of this initiative by Russia, the Armenian side agreed to open a humanitarian corridor in the Gazakh-Tovuz direction and receive the bodies of its military personnel.

The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 05:00 (Msk). The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population. To date, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts, including the cities of Jabrayil and Fizuli, the city of Zangilan and part of Zangilan district, part of the Gubaldi region, the city of Gubadli, the city of Hadrut and a number of villages in the Khojavend region, the villages of Sugovushan and Talish in the Terter region, as well as the strategically important Murovdag mountain were liberated.

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