Azerbaijan´s Defence Ministry has officially taken out the Ceasefire Violations section of its webpage, showing since at least 2012. Below one can find reported ceasefire information as mentioned by the Azeri authorities between 1 January 2018 and 26 September 2020, reflecting both the border with Armenia and the line-of-contact withContinue Reading

The first official meeting: 13 August 2020 On 13 August, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar along with the commanders of Turkey’s military branches met with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov during the concluding events of joint military exercises, but one individual caught our attention, Turkish AirContinue Reading

On 21 June, Azerbaijan’s defence minister, Zakir Hasanov, gave an exclusive interview highlighting the country’s military modernisation programme during the past seven years. Full interview provided by Azeri CBC   The highlights of the interview below: “today, 80% of Azerbaijan’s army consists of professionals (officers, commanders, etc.), 10% are civilians,Continue Reading

On 20 June, Azeri defence officials inaugurated a new facilities building at a special forces military base on the outskirts of Baku. According to an official notification, the building includes a commander’s hall, classrooms and medical facilities, the opening ceremony was headed by Special Forces commander Hikmet Mirzayev, with noContinue Reading

On 17 June, non-official media in Azerbaijan reported a civilian Soviet-produced Zil lorry carrying wheat was fired upon by Karabakhi-Armenian troops with 60mm mortars near the village of Ghapanli, 500 metres from the line-of-contact.  Approximately one hour later, de facto military authorities in Nagorno Karabkah (NK) published a statement refutingContinue Reading

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev paid a visit to newly-constructed military base 10 km from the central segment of  the line-of-contact near the abandoned town of Aghdam. News of the visit was published on the president’s official webpage as well as that of the Defence Ministry. This is significant, in that,Continue Reading

On 5 May, Azeri defence minister, Zakir Hasanov, the head of the Military Affairs department of the presidential administration, Maharram Aliyev,  along with other high-ranking military officials visited military installations along the line-of-contact. According to an official publication by Azeri defence officials, the area visited was between the Karabakhi villageContinue Reading