Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29
Azerbaijan has dismissed having its own soldiers killed and listed as such on a “list of deceased”, published by the Armenian side.
The people indicated in a list of allegedly killed Sept. 28, aren’t the members of personnel of the country’s armed forces, Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said in a message.
The ministry noted Sept. 29 that the information indicating the names and surnames of Azerbaijani armed forces’ servicemen, who allegedly were killed on Sept. 28, is unfounded.
“Such cheap and empty information is aimed at deceiving the Armenian community and proves once again that the enemy side is in the moral and psychological depression,” the ministry added.
“Defense Ministry regularly informs the public about the developments at the frontline and has officially disseminated information about the martyrs of the battles that have been going on in recent days at the contact line of troops,” said the message.
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 percent 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 the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
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