ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan is probably not very versed in military issues. When he talked about the low efficiency of Russian Iskander missiles, he probably confused them with Soviet Elbrus missiles. This was stated by the Russian historian and political scientist, diplomat, head of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy of the Moscow Humanitarian University Nikolai Platoshkin.
According to Platoshkin, it was with these missiles, adopted for service in the 60s, that the Karabakh army fired at the Azerbaijani city of Ganja. The "Elbrus" and "Iskander" have only one thing in common - both are operational-tactical complexes, that is, with a range of up to 500 km. To some extent, the Iskanders are the sons of the Elbrus.
"However, no matter what the civilian prime minister elected by the people speaks, it is not the business of the generals to publicly criticize him, much less demand his resignation. Just imagine for a second that some Russian general publicly criticized Putin and demanded that he leave the Kremlin! Can you imagine that?
Pashinyan does not bear any personal responsibility for the defeat in the war. His son was at the front. The former corrupt regime of Kocharyan-Sargsyan (both, by the way, are Karabakh residents) was the one that during the 20 years in power missed the massive rearmament of the Azerbaijani army. Moreover, Baku received the most powerful drones not even from Turkey, but from Israel. And it was known! And Moscow, an ally of Armenia, could not provide any shock drones to Yerevan. Because Russia itself simply does not have them.
And Pashinyan agreed to the shameful peace precisely at the request of his military, in order to avoid the encirclement and prevent defeat of the entire Armenian army. Now the so-called Armenian "opposition" wants revenge. But in reality - simply return the Kocharyan-Sargsyan tandem to power.
And who are the nominal leaders of this opposition, which, unfortunately, enjoys the tacit support of the Kremlin? These are the pro-Western politician Vazgen Manukyan and the oligarch Gagik Tsarukyan (convicted in 1979 in the USSR for gang rape). The latter supported both the previous regime and Pashinyan and went into opposition only when, in the summer of 2020, the Armenian prosecutor's office became interested in tax matters in his business empire.
The trouble with Pashinyan is that he, like Navalniy'a supporters in Russia, thought that good, honest and uncorrupted capitalism was possible. And where is it in Armenia? Where? Well, there is freedom and that's great! But did it affect the daily life of the Armenians? Hardly.
There can be only one way out of the current crisis - early parliamentary elections. They are needed after any lost war. And Churchill lost the elections in 1945 even after he brilliantly won the war. He was not afraid to entrust his fate to the people.
Let the people themselves decide the fate of the authorities in the elections in Armenia! But as long as there is no powerful people's left party in Armenia, as long as the opposition is represented by unprincipled oligarchs, or by President Sarkissian, who spent most of his life after 1991 in London, no good is to be expected.
There is no true freedom without social justice. And while Pashinyan is an undoubtedly honest person in himself, and other Armenian politicians does not understand this, fraternal Armenia will simply have a dreary series of similar prime ministers and presidents. Without any perspective for the common people. This is true for Armenia, this is true for Russia. It's just right!>
To note, the leader of the movement "For New Socialism" Nikolai Platoshkin is under house arrest. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the grounds of crimes under Part 1.1 of Art. 212 ("Inducing a person to commit mass riots") and Art. 207.1 ("Public dissemination of knowingly false information about circumstances posing a threat to the life and safety of citizens") of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The department believes that he disseminated false information about the coronavirus infection. He denies his guilt.