38,000 Azeri volunteers wish to join military, - army authority

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan carry on since last weekend
08:47, 20 July 2020

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Some 38,000 citizens of Azerbaijan expressed their will to join the army. The country's State Service for Army Draft reported that as quoted by Interfax-Azerbaijan news agency.

"About 38,000 citizens of Azerbiajan expressed the will to servev in the army voluntarily; they turned to the State Service (...) online, as well as to local departments, divisions and branches of the Service, and were regsitered in the respective document", the Service reported.

The current phase of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan carries on since last weekend.

Related: 12 people killed in border clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia

Since the 1990s, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been in hot water over Nagorno-Karabakh, the area populated by ethnic Armenians, which separated from Azerbaijan and is now de-fact independent. The Azeri do not recognize its independence. However, the latest skirmishes took place in the area of Tavush in northeastern Armenia, which borders Azerbaijan. The attacks that took place on both sides of the fence already cost the opponents some lives.

Related: Azerbaijan warns of possible missile strike on Armenian nuclear power plant


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