Conduct of drills not connected with the threat of war

Anna Nazaryan

“The conduct of two large-scale military exercises in Armenia is not connected with the threat of resumption of war,” Spokesman for the Minister of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan told a press conference today. The conduct of drills allows to raise the combat readiness of the Armed forces.

The strategic command post exercises that were completed two days ago were also unprecedented; five thousand units of military techniques were tested, 45 thousand servicemen participated in the drills.

New types of military equipment were tested, including unmanned flying vehicles, anti-tank warfare, S-300 systems.

Assessing the results of the military exercises, Head of the Operative Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Artak Davtyan said all tasks were fulfilled brilliantly.

“If the rival tries to acquire new warfare, we are ready to give a counterstrike. We are always one step ahead,” he noted.

Artak Davtyan said our intelligence bodies are following the actions of the rival.

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