ArmInfo.Currently, the fighting in Karabakh is not going along the entire front line.
Representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan stated this in an interview with Factor.am.
According to him, the battles are mainly taking place in the southern sector of the confrontation north of the Araks River. Compared with the first 10 days of fighting, the intensity of hostilities at the front has significantly decreased. From 4 o'clock in the morning on October 30, the enemy launched attacks in the northern direction, but was thrown back, leaving dozens of corpses on the battlefield.
At night, some activity was observed in the villages adjacent to Shushi, to the east of the village of Karintak. In the village of Karintak itself, no fighting was observed, however, the nearest 2-3 villages were liberated from the sabotage groups of the enemy, here the enemy also lost dozens of its soldier. The ammunition depot was also destroyed, the flames from which could be seen even in Stepanakert. Fights with saboteurs are mainly taking place in the forests adjacent to Shushi, where there are still scattered groups of saboteurs. Moreover, battles in forests differ in nature from those that are fought in open areas. There are no fortifications here. Fighting in these areas continues to this day.
Artsrun Hovhannisyan stressed that after the enemy failed to advance in the direction of Fizuli-Martuni, he made small groups attempts to bypass the defensive positions of the Defense Army, pursuing both the goals of political PR and military purposes. The military assignment is associated with attempts to sow panic, damage small Armenian groups, and destroy communication systems. There is also a political purpose, which is due to the desire of Ilham Aliyev to hang out Azerbaijani flags wherever possible. But such a tactic will not bring serious results to the enemy.
In any case, Artsrun Hovhannisyan called on the Armenian public to abandon excessive enthusiasm, since the enemy still maintains some attack potential. Even the use of sabotage groups, however, is also dangerous. "We must be constantly alert, organized, prepared and armed. This war is not easy, "said the representative of the RA Ministry of Defense.
He stated that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces suffered more than sensitive losses in ground equipment, emphasizing that the shock corps and brigades created by Azerbaijan were supposed to pass 15-20 km a day, but this did not happen. At the beginning of hostilities, the enemy had 2-3 shock fists, which were concentrated in different directions of the front line. These fists are crushed, which means the collapse of the blitzkrieg, but a broken ridge does not mean the destruction of the enemy. He begins to rebuild and rebuild his tactics. In the valley of the Araks River, they failed to carry out a blitzkrieg, and now the enemy, who has a quantitative advantage, is gradually resorting to the tactics of squeezing out. But this fist has worn out, since it is not inexhaustible either. As a result, the enemy began to carry out tactics using sabotage groups.
Sooner or later, as the representative of the RA Defense Ministry noted, the Azerbaijani public itself will begin to demand from Aliyev accurate data on the dead and answers to questions. "As for us, our position is more than clear and simple - we defend our home. And this resource is growing every day. Our will is growing, which cannot be said about the enemy," Artsrun Hovhannisyan said.