Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: we have many surprises for Armenia
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that if Armenia continues provocations against Azerbaijan and doesn't leave the occupied territories, it will encounter ‘many unpleasant surprises’.
The head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, Vagif Dargahli, said that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces are provided with the most advanced weapons and military equipment, which are able to destroy the enemy forces at long ranges.
He added that Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan admitting the power of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces has showed once again that the military leadership of Armenia is in panic.
Recall, on the night of April 2 all frontier positions of Azerbaijan were exposed to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and guns. In addition, Azerbaijani settlements near the front line, densely populated by civilians, were shelled.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US, are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.