Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Armenian contract soldiers refuse to go to front

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Armenian contract soldiers refuse to go to front

During the day on October 27 and night on October 28, the Armenian Armed Forces, not complying with the new humanitarian ceasefire regime, fired at the positions of the units of the Azerbaijani army in various directions of the front and Azerbaijani human settlements near the frontline using various types of arms, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.

Combat operations continued mainly in the Agdere, Khojavend, Fuzuli, Zangilan, and Gubadli directions of the front. Attempts to attack were thwarted and the Armenian troops were driven back suffering losses.

As a result of the retaliatory actions taken by the Azerbaijani army against the Armenian Armed Forces in various directions of the front, Armenian soldiers were killed and wounded. Several units of the forces’ military equipment were destroyed.

As a result of the infliction of fire damage on the Armenian forces’ artillery unit, their guns and shells at the firing position were destroyed.

A significant reduction in the number of Armenian military vehicles created problems with the supply of food, weapons, and ammunition to units on the front line.

According to the ministry, the process of sending reservists gathered in Armenia to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan continues.

“Despite the order to recruit 2,000 people for participating in the hostilities, only 300 people were recruited by Armenia. Even many contract soldiers and policemen refuse to go to the front,” the ministry said.

A large number of Armenian forces, as well as 1 ‘OSA-AKM’ anti-aircraft missile system, 3 units of BM-21 ‘Grad’ MLRS, howitzer-guns (6 - D-30, 5 - D-20 and 1 D-44), 2 -2A36 ‘Hyacinth-B’ guns, 1 - 120-mm mortar, 1 ‘Konkurs’ anti-tank missile system and 6 auto vehicles were destroyed and disabled in different directions of the front.

At present, Azerbaijani troops are controlling the operational situation.