YEREVAN (ARMENPRESS)—The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Ministry has stated that its Azerbaijani counterpart continues to conceal the real number of casualties suffered by Azerbaijani armed forces, as an attempt to mislead Azerbaijani society and to cover up the failure of the criminal tactics it has pursued in recent weeks.
“The information spread by [the] Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on September 28 according to which the Armenian side had 7 and the Azerbaijani side 3 casualties, due to the clashes on the line of contact of Karabakh and Azerbaijani opposing armies, as we have previously reported, does not correspond to reality. By tradition, official Baku attempted to attribute the real number of their own casualties to the Karabakh side,” a statement from the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Ministry reads.
The statement then goes on to name six more casualties suffered by Azerbaijani forces.
“According to data acquired by Defense Army sources, apart from the victims announced on the previous day, the Azerbaijani army had 6 more casualties on September 28: Shahiyar Ali oglu Uyadov (called up 13.01.2015), Eyyub Abdulla oglu Ramazanov (called up 28.04.2015), Nicat Mehman oglu Yaraev (called up 08.12.2014), Ahmed Jivanshir oglu Eyyubov (called up 08.12.2014), Elvin Mushru oglu Yusufov (called up 15.12.2014) and Samir Sabir oglu Ahmedov (called up 18.07.2014).”
“The latter shows that [the] Azerbaijani Defense Ministry continues concealing their real casualties aimed at misleading their own society and covering up the failures of the criminal tactics they have chosen,” the statement reads.
“On September 27 and in the night of 28 [the] ceasefire regime was intensively violated over 110 times by the adversary on the contact line of Karabakh-Azerbaijan opposing armies, during which over 1600 shots were fired in the direction of Armenian front line units from different caliber weapons, including 60 and 82 and 120mm mortars, RPG-7 and AGS-17 grenade launchers and TR-107,” the statement concludes.