"When I received the news of Polad Hashimov's martyrdom, at first, I didn't believe it. Some said it was a lie, and some said it was true. Then I wrote a status; Polad, I wish it is a lie. Unfortunately, the news was true. I had not cried for a long time, but then I began to sob," Ilham Tumas (Aghayev), a journalist, screenwriter, and participant in the First and Second Karabakh Wars, who served in the army together with the martyred Major General Polad Hashimov, told Report.
He stressed that the Second Karabakh War was completely different from the previous war:
"I was overjoyed to hear the news of the war. The most crucial point is that in the Great Patriotic War, confidentiality was observed to the strictest extent. In the First Karabakh War, secrecy was not strictly safeguarded. We had to attack Torpaqtapa in 1992, and the people of Tartar were waving at us. They already knew we were going to attack. War should not be like this. Confidentiality must be strictly observed in war. We did it in the Second Karabakh War."