ArmInfo.In the current situation, we need to think about strengthening the Armenian-Russian military cooperation, and not look for problems in Russian weapons. Such opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by the head of the Eurasia Department of the Institute of CIS Countries, military expert Vladimir Evseev.
"All types of weapons have problems, not just Iskanders. Any type of weapon has both its advantages and disadvantages. Accordingly, it is necessary to approach this issue objectively. In the end, the effectiveness of the use of Iskander systems depends on the accuracy of intelligence. And here the question arises - were these data as accurate as possible regarding Artsakh? "Iskanders are an excellent weapon when they work in combination with other systems," he is convinced.
Commenting in this light, Azerbaijan's photos of the wreckage of the Iskander, and with the marking "M", are upgraded, not " E" - the export expert described this as part of Baku's information sabotage against Moscow. According to him, thus, the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan is not only trying to justify the use of Israeli Lora missiles on Stepanakert, but also seeks to strike a blow to military-technical cooperation between Armenia and Russia.
Yevseyev considers Baku's desire to influence the internal political life in Armenia to be another direction of Azerbaijani activity around these complexes. In particular, the process of preparing for the early parliamentary elections. Again, with the aim of weakening Russian influence. According to Yevseyev, Baku is well aware that the basis of Armenia's security is a close military-technical cooperation with Russia. Accordingly, any such cooperation will always be a target for Azerbaijan.
"I am not afraid to admit that I personally do not know anything about what kind of marking - export or upgraded, and what kind of warheads the Iskander complexes delivered to Armenia have. I can only assume that these are ballistic missiles. In general, without having the necessary information, I do not consider it necessary to expand particularly on this topic. I strongly advise both our Armenian and Azerbaijani colleagues, " the Russian expert concluded.