He noted, the Azerbaijani army suffered losses three times less than the Armenian side.
“Every Azerbaijani martyr is dear to us. But we have no other way; we must protect our motherland. We launched a counteroffensive immediately after the direct fighting with the enemy at night. Our army demonstrated high combat capability. Our wounded servicemen did not leave the battlefield,” the minister said.
Hasanov stressed that a small part of the Azerbaijani army defeated the Armenian army within 3 days.
“On the fourth day of the battles, Armenian attempted to launch an attack in one direction. However, they failed again as they had no strength,” he said.
The minister continued: “One Azerbaijani tank hit a landmine; however we managed to restore it, while the Armenian army lost 30 tank. In addition, more than 300 Armenian soldiers were killed and over 500 servicemen of the enemy were wounded during the clashes. The results of the April battles became tragic for Armenia. The Azerbaijani army broke down the defense line of the Armenian army within 18 minutes. After that, they fled.”