ArmInfo.During the July clashes on the northern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the units of the Armenian Armed Forces surpassed those of the enemy in every sense. Former NKR Foreign Minister, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Arman Melikyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"According to many experts in military affairs, the real level of combat capability of the Armed Forces is tested in real battles, and the victories and gains achieved are in no way a guarantee of continued victories in the future. In this light, without belittling the enormous political, military, moral and psychological significance of the July events , we must not forget that once, having liberated Lachin and Shushi, we lost Shahumyan and Martakert. This will allow us to avoid the relaxing effect of complacency, "he stressed.
The clashes initiated by the Azerbaijani army on July 12 on the Tavush section of the border with Armenia have led to the loss of more than 20 people killed by the Azerbaijani armed forces, three tanks, the destruction and capture of 13 drones, and the capture of a combat position of the Azerbaijani armed forces. Losses of the Armed Forces of Armenia amounted to 5 people.
In this light, according to Melikyan's estimates, regardless of everything, the Armenian army should not relax its vigilance in any of the sections of the border and the line of contact with Azerbaijan. According to him, in the light of decades of the irreplaceable position of official Baku, according to which Armenia occupied the territories of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani logic considers only one option of the settlement - the leadership of Armenia must withdraw the Armenian military from the territory of Azerbaijan. After that, eternal peace and friendship will reign between the two peoples.
Accordingly, until this eternal peace is achieved, Baku, according to the diplomat, reserves the right to force Yerevan to withdraw the military by force. Such a political approach, in his opinion, does not provide for any differences in the choice of specific targets for military strikes. Azerbaijan is waging a permanent war both on the "occupied" territory - Artsakh, and on the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
"This very specific political line, as we see, has its military manifestation. Accordingly, Armenia and Artsakh need to oppose this line of Baku with such a system of political and legal approaches that will pacify Azerbaijani urges for aggression not only on political and diplomatic platforms, but also on the battlefield. I am convinced that we have this opportunity, "the diplomat concluded.