ArmInfo. The provocative actions of Ilham Aliyev once again confirm the view that the Artsakh security zone is no longer enough. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by the expert of the Orbeli center Karen Veranyan.
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According to Veranyan, it is rather a matter of hostilities according to the positional scenario. He is convinced that Ilham Aliyev does not have confidence in the successful completion of large-scale hostilities. The latter is more concerned about the ripening social discontent of the population, due to the coronavirus pandemic and lack of water resources. According to expert estimates, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus prospects is quite capable of complicating the implementation of Aliyev's main task of maintaining power.
Moreover, according to his estimates, having military equipment and weapons worth billions of dollars, the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan today are virtually incapable of solving the combat mission assigned to them even at a positional level. On the other hand, Aliev's adventurous inclinations curb the Armenian Armed Forces with their clear, flawless actions. As a result, he can only give out to his own people misinformation and lies.
, the expert summed up.
On July 12, Azerbaijani servicemen attempted to violate the state border with Armenia in an UAZ car. After a warning from the Armenian side, they left UAZ and freely returned to their positions. An hour later, artillery fire was opened from Azerbaijan and an attempt was made to seize the Armenian stronghold. In response, Azerbaijani troops were thrown back from their positions, having suffered casualties. To date, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces have lost 11 people, the number of injured is not reported. Enemy equipment was destroyed, more than a dozen drones were shot down, the combat positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces were taken.