ArmInfo. The Armenian leadership did everything to make the war start. The former Minister of Defense of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan stated this during the extended meeting- discussion "Voice of the Motherland".
The former minister said: "We did everything so that there was no clear government in the war, we encouraged retreat. If the power in the country does not change, then the series of defeats and failures will be permanent. So we have to ask ourselves whether we want to have such setbacks in the future or not, "said the former defense minister.
The former minister also touched upon the reasons for the defeat in the war. According to him, when the enemy broke through the defenses, the supreme commander in chief had to personally monitor all operations, delve into their essence, give appropriate instructions, and propose solutions. The government had to move to a military track of management, make changes to the budget and provide all-round support to the army, as well as local authorities. But all this was not done, Ohanyan noted. In this regard, he noted that the country's leadership had to carry out a regrouping of troops and block the 20-kilometer road that led from Hadrut to Shushi.
"I also noticed a very low level of discipline in government. They carried out all actions on the go. I have not seen people who planned something, would make calculations, everything was done in a hurry, "the former minister emphasized.
Ohanyan also recalled what tasks were set before regarding the development of the army. According to him, in recent years, taking into account international experience, the authorities have prepared a program of reforms in the army and have drawn up two very important plans for 2011-2015 and 2016-2020, as well as state programs for weapons and the purchase of military equipment. "The key factors in our development plan for the armed forces were drones, the air force, air defense, electronic warfare and reconnaissance," Ohanyan said. Most of these components were later ignored.
"As a result, we ensured the continuous development of the army. Starting from planning, strengthening the front line, high-level military exercises, importing weapons and military equipment, selling a certain amount of local products. Over the past 30 years, we have created our own army, we were able to make progress, there were some shortcomings, but there was constant work on them, "he stressed. "Today, inexperienced people are engaged in trifles, and the result of their illiterate actions is manifested in all fields, starting with an incorrect assessment of the structure of the state, government, improper use of financial resources, deterioration of relations with our strategic partner, neighbors," concluded Seyran Ohanyan.