Azerbaijan`s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov is visiting Tartar region located on the frontline.
Accompanied by head of the Tartar District Executive Authority Mustagim Mammadov, the Defense minister and the Ministry`s leadership reviewed the houses of residents, which were damaged as a result of shelling by the Armenian armed forces on the night of April 26.
The minister met with local residents, listened to them, and inquired about their concerns and problems. The minister gave relevant instructions on the situation in the district.
About 20 houses have been damaged in Azerbaijan’s Terter district as a result of the shelling by Armenian armed units over the night on April 26. No causalities were reported.
The Azerbaijani army inflicted retaliatory strikes on enemy’s firing points and military facilities. Currently, Azerbaijan’s armed forces control the operational situation on the contact line.
Armenia captured 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized territories as a result of 1992-94 war. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations and signing of another agreement on truce in 1995. However, Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
Heavy fighting erupted between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region on April 2 following the Armenian provocation.
Military operations launched by Armenia were stopped on April 5 at 12:00 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours) with the consent of the sides and mediation of Russia. However, ignoring the agreement, the Armenian side started violating the ceasefire on the same day.
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