General Yashar Aydemirov: “April fights proved Azerbaijani Army’s strength to the enemy once more”


On April 3, at the Baku State Vocational Training Center for Technology, organized by the Knowledge Foundation under the Azerbaijan Republic President, the Military Academy of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Republic and the State Agency for Vocational Education, a publicity event entitled “If my motherland calls me a son…” was held.

At a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Armed Forces and the anniversary of the anniversary of the April 2016 victory, the Commemoration of the First National Anthem of Azerbaijan was commemorated with a minute of silence for the martyrs’ memories who were martyred in the battles for the liberation of our lands. A documentary film about the April battles was shown.

Director of the Center, PhD in economics Gabil Hasanov welcomed the veterans of the Armed Forces and the Karabakh War and spoke about the attention, care shown by President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President Mrs. Mehriban Aliueva to the establishment of professional education at the level of modern requirements.

General –Lieutenant Yashar Ayremirov’s “April Victory is the Beginning of the way to Victory” and  the lectures of the Knowledge Foundation’s Country Projects Section’s Head, Haji Abdullah, “Educating young people in military patriotism in the state policy” were delivered.

It was noted that the April wars proved to the enemy again the power of the Azerbaijani Army. The battles began on the night of April 1 through 2, 2016, at the 257km long line of contact, immediately after being exposed to powerful artillery fire by the Armenian armed forces over the entire frontline and Azerbaijan positions. As a result of the joint activities of troops, artillery units and other types of troops in the Aghdere-Terter-Aghdam and Khojavend- Fuzuli directions of the front, responses were made to the Armenian armed forces in a short time. The battles resulted in the defeat of the Azerbaijani armed forces, the highlands around Talish village of Terter and the Seysulan village, Lala hill of Jabrayil region, Jojug Marjanly, Gulustan of Goranboy region, Gazakh of Terter region and Madagiz villages of Terter region. 320 Armenian servicemen were killed, 500 were wounded, 30 tanks and armored vehicles and 25 artillery units were destroyed. The April fights were the most terrible battle that took place after the signing of the 1994 ceasefire agreement in Nagorno- Karabakh.

The large- scale military- political activity of our state for the restoration of the territorial integrity was highlighted by the facts and stressed the importance of youth training in our war’s history and the lessons of the April battles.

Chairman of the Nizami District Veterans Council Yahya Aghayev, chief advisor of Social, Political and Humanitarian Affairs of the District Executive Power Isa Huseinov noted the importance of military patriotic spirit measures, saying that science, knowledge and enlightenment were at the forefront of all the successes.

The pupils of the Center performed poems devoted to homeland and martyrs. After answering numerous questions from the audience, the event guests also acquainted with the handicraft exhibition of pupils.

H.Abdullah said that the organizational structures of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic, the genocide of Azerbaijanis and the 100th anniversary of the Armed Forces will be held all year round in all regions.

Press service of the Knowledge Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Tarix: 04.04.2018

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