Military maps can not be used as evidence of the offensive, Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan believes
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has commented on the statements made by Deputy Defense Minister of Armenia David Tonoyan at a briefing with foreign military attaches, who presented military maps and claimed that Azerbaijan was first to launch attack.
Defense Ministry’s press service told APA that though Tonoyan was in military uniform, making unprofessional judgments, he tried to cover up the Armenian military leadership's failure in these operations and deceive representatives of foreign states.
“Those maps are operation charts used during trainings and reflecting certain targets, flight routes of aircrafts. Thus, they don’t prove that Azerbaijan was first to launch the attack. Azerbaijan is in a state of war with Armenia, despite the ceasefire was declared. All combat documents used by military units and troops reflect the real situation and tasks lying ahead. The deployment and withdrawal of Azerbaijani military equipment, military vehicles, as well as troops to more favorable, superior positions serve our military interests. It is aimed at ensuring victory over the Armenian troops. We declare that Azerbaijan also possesses sufficient confidential maps, combat documents and other documents belonging to Armenia. The relevant services of Azerbaijan are investigating and analyzing them,” says statement