Artsakh Troops Conduct Military Drills

Artsakh President Bako Sahakian and Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian address military personnel during military exercises in Artsakh

STEPANAKERT—The Artsakh Republic Defense Army held fresh military drills on Friday near the eastern border with Azerbaijan.

Army regiments, warplanes, and combat helicopters took part in the military exercises, which were overseen by Artsakh President Bako Sahakian and Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian.

President Sahakian said the exercises were for training tactical skills as well as for improving combat readiness.

The President once again vowed to support the army to the full extent of the state’s ability.

The drills took place in the backdrop of a meeting in Moscow between Armenian and Azeri foreign ministers Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov, in the presence of the U.S., Russian, and French co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group.

The foreign ministers discussed a possible meeting between the two countries’ presidents, the co-chairs said in a press statement.


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  1. Kevork said:

    Now Armenia has the perfect excuse in conquering and liberating Nakhichevan. When will it materialize?

    • H. Boghossian said:

      Unfortunately we don’t have enough people their to start the liberation from inside. We can not justify an invasion. We have to have a reason to go in.

  2. Oaan said:

    Give Nakhichevan to Armenia. Draw a new line giving half of NK to Armenia. Forget eastern Turkey. Everyone shake hands and go home. Russia is using you all.

  3. Anthony said:

    Armenia can take Nakhichevan easily Armenia has 2 ways to do this:
    1.Ask Iran and Russia for support to help protect when Armenia is at war
    2.Armenia ends supply ways to get to Nakhichevan which will make the people die put.
    3.Armenia wins Nakhichevan loses some lands in the north.
    With these ways Azerbaijan won’t have a chance to protect the land since there is less then 100,000 soldiers there which are at Baku Armenia will have to use only 1/4 of its army to actually annex the territory.
    But since Armenians are good in fighting like results in Karbakh war Armenia can even take Gangā if Armenia has to use 2/4 of its army because azers will have there men on the way and the other 1/4 protecting Karbakh if the azers go to try for a attack.

    • Armenian Christian said:

      We need to first take the low lands of artsakh as to protect our southern flank because the Turks will show up on that side…they wouldnt face the Russians…theyll come through Azerbaijan territory