Azerbaijan starts a planned call-up, unrelated to current military situation


October 2, Fineko/abc.az. The October draft has begun in Azerbaijan in compliance with the relevant August 26 order of Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev.

ABC.AZ reports that this was stated by Maj.-Gen. Zaur Abdullayev, First Deputy Head of the State Service for Mobilization & Conscription.

He noted that the current military situation has nothing to do with this call-up: "From 1 October 2020 the planned autumn call for service in the armed forces began in Azerbaijan. I’d like to note that conscripts are not sent to the war zone. All conscripts are sent to training centers for three months of training in the basics of military affairs. Persons called up to the armed forces under the decree on partial mobilization are also not sent to the zone of active military operations.

"Currently, all of them are also being sent to training centers," he emphasized.