ArmInfo. After the April war of 2016, changes took place in the Armed Forces system, which in turn contributed to an increase in the combat readiness of the army.
This was stated in an interview with reporters by Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense and Security of the National Assembly, MP from the "My Step" bloc Andranik Kocharyan. Kocharyan emphasized that the armed forces of Armenia fully control the situation on the Armenian- Azerbaijani border. The MP noted that the downed drones of the enemy, including the Hermes 900, also testify to the successes of the Armenian army.
<All this certainly testifies to our successes. Armenian society should not worry>, the MPemphasized. The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense and Security stressed that a relative decrease in tension occurred at the border. According to the MP, this is due to the fact that Azerbaijan has realized the inefficiency of its actions. <This incident at the border has moved into the information field. Our army needs support, both in the international arena and in the information field. Any intrigue should be excluded so that representatives of the Armenian army can concentrate on combat missions>, Kocharyan emphasized.
The MP added that the positional successes achieved by the armed forces of Armenia should be recorded.
Kocharyan also said that there can be no military solution to the Karabakh conflict and opportunities should be found for continuing negotiations.
<I want to recall the statement of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan: "The decision should be acceptable to the peoples of Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan," the MP concluded.
To note, on July 12, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, for reasons unknown to the Armenian side, attempted to violate the state border of the Republic of Armenia in the Tavush direction by <UAZ> car. After the Armenian side warned them, the enemy troops left the "UAZ" car, returned to their positions. An hour later, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, using artillery fire, tried to capture the Armenian stronghold, but were thrown back by the fire, incurring loss of manpower. There are no losses from the Armenian side. . 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.