Defense minister: Enemy provocations must be suppressed by adequate actions and security of military personnel must be ensured

Baku, June 15, AZERTAC

An official meeting was held at the Central Command Post under the leadership of the Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov on June 15. The meeting involved deputy defense ministers, commanders of types of troops, chiefs of main departments, departments and services of the ministry, commanders of army corps as well as commanders of formations and other officials who joined via the video conferencing.

The meeting started with a minute`s silence for national leader Heydar Aliyev and the martyrs who fell for the independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. Then the minister of defense spoke of the historic significance of June 15 – the Day of National Salvation of the Azerbaijani people, the multilateral activity of the great leader and his invaluable services to the country. The minister stressed that as stated by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Mr. Ilham Aliyev, the powerful military potential of the country and the combat capability of the Azerbaijan Army are the main factors in ensuring the territorial integrity of the country.

After analyzing the current situation on the line of contact of the troops, as well as the work done during the past month, in particular the results of the exercises held in Baku and Nakhchivan, the minister of defense noted that the combat capability and equipment of the army, as well as the moral and psychological state of the military personnel are at a high level, adding that all the planned activities in this area have been fully implemented.

Colonel General Zakir Hasanov assigned the tasks for officials in connection with the further activities of snipers, ensuring the sustainability of the defense and security of military personnel, effective organization of camouflage, as well as suppressing enemy provocations in the intended directions by taking immediate and adequate measures through the use of special devices and equipment.

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