On December 3rd, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense issued a statement, confirming that 2,783 servicemen had died in the war against Armenia between September 27th and November 10th.
Another 1,245 are being treated in hospital.
“During the Patriotic War, 2,783 servicemen of our Armed Forces died in combat. Work is underway to identify 103 servicemen among them using DNA analysis. More than 100 of our servicemen are considered as missing. Necessary activities are being taken to find them and inform their families. Currently, 1,245 servicemen are being treated in medical institutions.”
It also praised the glorious victory:
“Despite the fact that the Armenian armed forces possessed the most of the strategic high grounds, advantageous combat positions, our valiant and fearless soldiers and officers fighting under the fire strikes of artillery, numerous multiple launch rocket systems, and mortar pieces, as well as in difficult geographical, relief and climatic conditions, managed to defeat Armenia.
The liberation of Shusha city, the crown of Karabakh, is one of the unique military operations in world military history.
Our lands, which we dreamed of for almost 30 years, were liberated from occupation at the cost of the blood and lives of our Shehids (martyrs). Highly professional development of combat operations plans, the use of high technologies, effective interoperability of various types of troops, absolute air superiority, maneuverability, and other tactical and strategic advantages of our army have significantly reduced our losses in military personnel. But there is no war without losses.”
The Azerbaijan Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met with the Commander of the Russian peacekeeping forces deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan Lieutenant General Rustam Muradov.
During the meeting, the issues of the fulfillment of the provision of the Joint Statement by the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia, and the prime minister of Armenia were also discussed at length.
A video was released, showing at least 7 soldiers of the Azerbaijani armed forces mock and beat an adult Armenian man, a civilian.
“Kill me,” the man says in the video, which can be seen below.
A special medical unit has started providing assistance to the local population in Stepanakert
Medical detachment of special purpose (SMU) of the Eastern Military District provides assistance to the local population in the capital of Nagorno – Karabakh, Stepanakert.
During the day, Russian military medics received about 40 local residents. Consultation, examination, and qualified medical care were provided by therapists, surgeons, and other specialized specialists.
Also, in the city hospital in Stepanakert, anesthesiologists-resuscitators assisted their colleagues in working with severe patients in the intensive care unit.
Earlier, the SMU units were transferred by Il-76 military transport aircraft from the airfields of the city of Khabarovsk to the Republic of Yerevan and made a daily 300-kilometer crossing on vehicles as part of a column from Yerevan to Stepanakert.
More than 60 medical specialists, including military surgeons, anesthesiologists, resuscitators, therapists and epidemiologists, arrived in Stepanakert as part of the first division of the Ministry of Health.
On December 4th, Military personnel of the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Defence Ministry continue to work on engineering reconnaissance and mine clearance in the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.
During the day, Russian peacekeepers cleared a large area of land on the southern outskirts of the capital of Nagorno – Karabakh, Stepanakert, of explosive objects. During an engineering survey of the area, 10 cluster munitions were found.
Detected explosive objects, abandoned or non-exploded ammunition are taken to a specially equipped landfill and destroyed. Ammunition that cannot be safely evacuated is destroyed on site with the necessary security measures in place.
In total, engineering units in Nagorno-Karabakh have cleared more than 45 hectares of terrain, more than 14 kilometers of roads, and more than 1,120 explosive objects have been found and neutralized.
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