STEPANAKERT. - To conceal its own losses, the Azerbaijani Defense Ninistry is applying the simple trick of swapping the figures and representing 21 casualties it suffered in only one battle as 12, the statement issued by Karabakh Defense Ministry reports.
''According to official Baku, 21 is equal to 12. To conceal its own losses, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry turns out to be applying the simple trick of swapping the figures and representing 21 casualties it suffered in only one battle as 12. In fact, this video footage shows in red circles the bodies of the killed Azeris, who had allegedly occupied Seysulan [village]. Whereas Seysulan has and continues to remain Armenian,'' the statement reads.
The situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone dramatically escalated on Saturday night. From regular shootings and frequent sabotage-reconnaissance attempts, Azerbaijan has now moved to large-scale attack all along the Line of Contact, using a variety of weaponry as well as artillery, armored vehicles, and air force. Both sides have suffered losses.
According to the latest information, Azerbaijan has lost two helicopters, fifteen tanks, three drones, one BM-21 ''Grad'' vehicle launcher, and six units of other military equipment. As per the information of the Karabakh Defense Army, Azerbaijan has suffered over 200 casualties.
The Karabakh side has lost one tank, suffering 18 casualties. Another 40 have been wounded. There are casualties also among the civilian population. A 12-year-old boy was killed and two other children were wounded yesterday.