Azerbaijan hosts major sport project [PHOTO]

19 April 2019 20:27 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan is hosting a major sport project titled "Youth Cup. April victory", organized by Ireli Public Union and the Youth Foundation.

The project is implemented within the framework of the state program "Azerbaijani youth in 2017-2021". It is aimed at the patriotic education of young people, promotion of a healthy lifestyle, sports, and the glorious history of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, Trend Life reported.

More than 1,000 young people take part in competitions in football, volleyball, paintball, orienteering, cycling, shooting and athletics.

Within the framework of the project, on the initiative of the youth, groups were formed that compete in 1/8, 1/4, semi-final and final stages.

Some competitions are broadcast online by Ireli radio (Iradio.az) operating under the Ireli Public Union.

For more information, please visit www.youthcup.az.

Media partners of the event are Azernews.az, Trend.az, Day.az, Milli.az.

On the night of April 2, 2016 and during the day, all the frontier positions and settlements of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire by the Armenian Armed Forces. To suppress the hostile actions, the leadership of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces made a decision on urgent response measures.

Azerbaijani Armed Forces broke through the first line of defense of the Armenian Armed Forces and established control over some strategic heights and populated areas. Due to the timely assessment of the situation, the Azerbaijani military was able to completely clear from the enemy troops the height around the village of Talysh and the Seysulan settlement, which could pose a threat to the Goranboy region and the city of Naftalan.

Also, in order to ensure the security of Horadiz city, units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces took control over the Leletepe strategic height located in the direction of the Fuzuli region. This height allows to keep under control a vast territory.

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan 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 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding regions.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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Laman Ismayilova  is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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