By Vugar Khalilov
Azerbaijan's capital - Baku hosted the opening ceremony of the
Sea Cup contest held as part of the International Army games on
August 15, Azernews reports, citing the Defense Ministry.
The Defense Ministry leadership, deputies, representatives of
the Garadagh District Executive Authorities, the Republican
Veterans Organization, the Azerbaijani Caspian Shipping Company,
delegates of participating countries, military attachés, local and
foreign mass media correspondents, as well as other guests,
attended the ceremony.
Following the ceremonial formalities, the speakers welcomed the
guests and read out the Defense Ministry's congratulations on the
start of the event.
It was underlined that the International Army Games serve the
objective of developing military cooperation, friendship among
personnel, and enhancing professionalism. The importance of the Sea
Cup competition in fostering mutual connections and collaboration
among participant countries was also underlined.
During the ceremony, a theatrical mass-artistic show featuring
the artists and crew of the army Hazi Aslanov Ideological and
Cultural Center was presented.
The seamen will compete for the Sea Cup championship in the
Artillery Shootings, Struggle for Ship Survivability and Rescue
Training, and Maritime Training segments of the event.
In the same vein, the opening ceremony of the International Army
Games-2022 was held in Moscow, Russia, the Azerbaijani Defense
Ministry said in a separate report.
The event in Moscow was attended by Russian President Vladimir
Putin, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu,
delegations from participating countries, military attachés, media
representatives, and other guests.
The International Army Games-2022 will take place in the
territories of 12 different countries. Servicemen from 34 nations
will compete in both individual and team competitions as part of
the games. The 'International Army Games-2022' are held in the
territory of 12 countries. At international contests, servicemen
from 34 countries will compete in both individual and team
Moreover, the opening ceremony of the Tank Biathlon contest,
held as part of the“International Army Games-2022”, was held at
the Alabino military training ground in Moscow, Russia on August
Following the opening ceremony, the Azerbaijani team's second
crew participated in the first division against the Mongolian
Azerbaijani servicemen who demonstrated their prowess in the
Individual Race stage fared well in the following level of the
competition, the Defense Ministry said.
Meanwhile, the tasks were completed at the next round of the
Masters of Artillery Fire competition, which was conducted in Otar,
Kazakhstan as part of the International Army Games-2022 contests,
the ministry reported on August 16.
The tasks were performed at night in the second stage of the
tournament, which included teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan,
Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Venezuela, and
At this stage, the teams overcame various obstacles along the
route, using night vision devices in armored combat vehicles, and
fired mortars, grenades, and machine guns at illuminated
The Azerbaijani artillerymen destroyed all the targets with
accurate fires at this stage as well.
According to stage results, Kazakhstan ranked first, Azerbaijan
ranked second, and Russian artillerymen ranked third.
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