TREND Information, Azerbaijan
March 31 2006

As frequently ceasefire regime is violated in Armenian-Azeri
frontline, as situation is tenser - Defense Minister

Source: Trend
Author: E.Javadova


As frequently the ceasefire regime is violated in the
[Armenian-Azerbaijani] frontline, as situation is tenser, Safar Abiyev,
the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, told journalists, Trend reports.

He voiced his regret for loss of Azerbaijani soldiers as a result of
intensive armistice breaches by Armenian troops. "The violation of
the ceasefire has become an ordinary case. One more soldier of the
Azerbaijani army died on 30 March as a result of the violation of
the ceasefire in the frontline," Abiyev underscored.

The minister assured the Ministry and the Commander-in-chief of
Azerbaijan were informed of the recent armistice breaches in the
Armenian-Azerbaijani frontline.

Concerning the rumors on violence reportedly used against the soldiers
of the national army Abiyev stated that there was not a problem of
dedovshina in the Azerbaijani Army.