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Great New Spin: Pashinyan Blames War Loss On Russia’s Iskander Missiles (UPDATED: Armenian General Staff Calls For Resignation Of PM)

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Great New Spin: Pashinyan Blames War Loss On Russia's Iskander Missiles (UPDATED: Armenian General Staff Calls For Resignation Of PM)

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UPDATE: The General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces issued a statement demanding the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the government.

“The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia expresses its strong protest against the dismissal of the First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia for short-sighted and unjustified reasons, which was carried out without taking into account the national and state interests of the Republic of Armenia, based only on personal and ambitious feelings.

The Prime Minister and the Government of Armenia are no longer able to make adequate decisions in this crisis and fateful situation for the Armenian people.

The Armenian Armed Forces have long patiently endured “attacks” aimed at discrediting the Armed Forces by the current government, but there is a limit to everything.

The Armed Forces of Armenia fulfilled their duty with honor, fought shoulder to shoulder with their people against the enemy.

In connection with the current situation, the armed forces of Armenia demand the resignation of the Prime Minister and the Government of the Republic of Armenia, while warning them to refrain from using force against the people whose children died defending their Homeland and Artsakh.

The army has always been with the people, just as the people are with the army.”

Pashinyan immediately went on the defensive, urging his supporters to immediately go to the streets and said that this was a “military coup” attempt.

“I call on all our supporters to come to the Republic Square. ” Pashinyan said.

He is also expected to make an address to the nation.

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In Armenia, the deputy head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces was fired.

He “dared” to question Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s words about the uselessness of the Russian Iskander missiles. When asked if it was possible that the missiles would have a 10% chance to explode on impact, he replied:

“Of course, impossible!… Sorry, but this is not serious. It is not serious to draw conclusions with such superficial assessments. I don’t know who said what, but I repeat – it’s impossible.”

This relates to an interview with Nikol Pashinyan published in Armenian media.

Pashinyan voiced the opinion that in the 2020 conflict with Azerbaijan, as a result of which Nagorno-Karabakh was lost, Russian missile systems were “guilty”, since “they did not explode or only exploded at a rate of 10% when striking a target.”

The Russian Iskander ground-to-ground missile systems are in service with the Armenian army. It seems to the chief official of the republic that it was the armament from Russia that caused the loss of the territories of Karabakh by official Yerevan, even taking into account the non-recognition of Artsakh by Armenia’s authorities.

Pashinyan commented on the assumptions of former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan about the need to use air defense systems on the fourth day of last year’s war. How anti-air systems relate to a missile that’s purely a ground-to-ground strike weapon is incredibly questionable.

“I think he should have answers to many questions and not ask questions, the answers to which he knows. Or maybe he will answer why the fired Iskander missiles did not explode or only exploded 10% of the time,” Pashinyan said.

During the last conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, at least 16 missile systems were in service with Armenia: eight Elbrus, four Tochki and four Iskander.

Armenian media and other reports, still, somehow pile up the Iskander with other air-defense system. It appears that whoever is reporting on this is unsure of what they’re speaking of.

Over a month after the outbreak of hostilities in Karabakh, in November 2020, Colonel-General Movses Hakobyan, who resigned from the post of chief military inspector of the country, made a statement at a press conference that the Armenian side nevertheless used one “Iskander” at the time of hostilities.

“It was applied, but I cannot say in which direction,” Hakobyan stressed then.

Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out on September 27 last year. The parties then reported on the many casualties among the military and civilians. It is also known about the use of armored vehicles and artillery by the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides.

It should be noted that the issue of the loss of territories by Stepanakert has become very painful for Armenia. Prime Minister Pashinyan said that the text of the then promulgated statement on the cessation of fighting in the region “is inexpressibly painful for him personally and for the people.” But at the same time, according to the politician, Armenia and Karabakh made a decision to end active military clashes as soon as possible in order to avoid heavy casualties.

At the same time, after the signing of the agreement, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a statement on the “surrender of Armenia.” A completely justified statement.

After all the aggravations and negotiations, Baku achieved peace on favorable terms. However, Pashinyan does not want to admit responsibility for what happened, but is looking for the culprits among third parties, in particular, “among the Russian air defense systems.”

Now, it should (once again) be repeated that the Iskander is not an air defense system. Also, it is unlikely that one of the missiles was used, since it is quite a notable event, as the missile is incredibly powerful and hard to miss it being shot in an “undisclosed direction.”

It could be that the missile was simply misplaced, and they thought they shot it. Nobody will ever know, after all, according to Pashinyan 90% of the time they don’t even explode. Even though Armenia has never actually launched an Iskander missile.

It could also not explode if its warhead was sold off for some easy profit.

Great New Spin: Pashinyan Blames War Loss On Russia's Iskander Missiles (UPDATED: Armenian General Staff Calls For Resignation Of PM)

The Iskander and its launch vehicle. One should keep in mind that these missiles can likely take down any aircraft if it served that purpose. It would be suitable to take care of, say, a flying Aircraft Carrier, if those could fly. Click to see full-size image

In conclusion, blaming the Russian Iskander for the loss could be entirely justified, if nobody on Armenia’s side read the “Operation Manual” and figured out that the missile is not an anti-air one.

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Ashok Varma

It is quite shameful and very poor reflection on Armenian people that such a cowardly power hungry loser like Pashinyan is still in power. In any nation worth half its salt he would have been hung from a lamp post a long time ago. Armenians obviously have no shame or national honour.

Proud Hindu

Abe madarchod momin tere nabi ne choda kya tuze bhadve?🤣

Ishyrion Av

If Pashnyan tried to hit a drone with Iskander, then 10% hit is a very good outcome.
But he didn’t.
He just wanted to lose the war, which he achieved.

Kenny Jones ™

If he tried to hit Azeri pipeline with Iskander, then it would have 100% good outcome, Azeri air defense has no military piece available to intercept such a missile

Ishyrion Av

Very much true.

Tommy Jensen

So you guys are supporting war.

Tommy Jensen

Exactly what I have been saying. Russia is a gas station with a rusty army where only 10% of their bombs explode. Russia is incapable of entering into a partnership with the free and civilised world.

JIMI JAMES

Anyone can fake attempt to make the other seem inferior,in reality russia know the truth,

I’d be more worried about ye power over there sarcas,only made a bigger fool of usas too:

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Lone Ranger

Irony detected…

Golda

10% success rate sure beats the .00003 success rate of your brain, you intolerable microbe . .

Proud Hindu

Russian junk doesnt work just like chinese and iranian weapons are junk.

Narine Joa

Finally proud hindu finally you said one truthful sentence… Everything of it including chinese weapons

JIMI JAMES

Truth assasins have no vision,nor future other than $6.97 pm jobs promised by usa,
What’s there to be proud of brown nazis? incest,marriage to animals,lies more lies.comment image

JIMI JAMES

Well in the event because the world is aware usa todays is the junk of the centurys,yet india co developed with russia far too many a systems to mention,thus be as your god whom isn’t so pure i may had,however imagine how hopeless india would be based on such lunacy?
Carefull what you eat over there,engineer (never)

Lone Ranger

Cry mire Shlomo…
Meanwhile Merkavas and Flop-35s are obsolete tincans :_)

jade villaceran

russian weapon can be good as junk if the operators are dumb like indians like you

Golda

Aww shlomo . . what’s with the “hindu” tag? Trying to hide your zionazi arse under an Eastern religion?

Ivanus59

I am coming to a conclusion that it’s not Azerbaijanis who were killing Armenians, not even Turks in this case – it was just natural selection.

johnny rotten

The traitor tries to hide his betrayal by blaming anyone who passes by, it is time for the Armenians to make him pay the price for his betrayal and issue an international arrest warrant for Giorgio Soros, his master.

Kenny Jones ™

Apparently there is a coup (attempt) happening in Armenia
https://twitter.com/ASBMilitary/status/1364858388975353857?s=20

Ahson

I hope yous right Kenny……time to depose Pashinyan to the gulag in Ervin!

HiaNd

if hanged high he would talk much less…

Ahson

Fuck this Pashinyan. I want President Sarkisyan back into power or else this motherfukker will get both Iran and Armenia in trouble.

Proud Hindu

Ahson, I want you iranians to leave islam.A lot of iranians are leaving islam.unlike arabs who are dumb iranians are moderates and intelligent people except for shia mullahs.

Ahson

doc……for the love of god……we can’t go back to being Zoroastrians! How do you wipe out 1400 years of civilization? You ran away from Iran……now you are bitter! It is you who left. A 100k zartushti still in Iran. The fastest growing population, with lots of secret conversions (out of free will)……mind you. Even if they don’t enter the fold of the community, they still identify with their heritage, at least wear the farvahar but you walked away! you deserted us! its an unforgivable offense!

Proud Hindu

There are many zoroatrians in India.Really good people.They ran away from Iran because those dumb Arabs attacked iran.Really feel bad for them.

Ahson

Whats that old saying in Iran doc….?……..bakhte Iran boland shod!……..these days Iran’s luck is flying high…….just hold onto your horses and keep the powder dry. Good news is coming soon. Iran’s nearly at nuclear breakout.

JIMI JAMES

What the hell is this,soros protestant week,they shall fail yet again,see once the wisened do their chess move to win,they don’t act like little crybabies ‘oh please i want to revert my move’
How unadult is trhat serious,that’s why such spoilt bratty lunatics are getting smashed outta the way
No matter how any cia/soros troll tries to spin it,they shall not earn’t it,why they shan’t have it,
freedom no longer freedom,I’m afraid are we to reason as men or are we to play the mouse game?
I made my choice,it came with birth and no,they shant change my sex,prefer power to fake billions!

Lone Ranger

He should have been removed the first day of the war.
Soros/CIA traitor.

firenzass

Armenian Generals expressing
their “strong protests”🥱

Please tell me….what the f*ck
are the Generals waiting for?

Pashinyan is a natural born low lifer,
that much Is true.

But….. Putin sticks much too much with Turks and Aserbeidjanis.
Thats really sickening.

Rhodium 10

2893 Azerbajan soldiers beside 200 Syrian terrorist have been killed during NK war….there were few clashed between Armenian infantery soldiers and Tanks vs AZ troops…most of the AZ soldiers caualties was caused by the use of Smerch Rockets, Toshka and Iskander….

Voldemort

Well done to him. Karabakh was a barrier for euro integration. He solved that, next is getting rid of reliance from certain northern country, that doesn’t even have a border with. Keep going.

Random Dude

You get what you pay for. Can’t expect high quality from a cheap weapon. Want a better performance, don’t buy a weapon designed in the 80s.

Harry Smith

Well. Hope Russia will withdraw troops from Armenia now. Let Azeris to resolve Armenians problems in Caucasus with bell, book and candle.

Cheryl Brandon

all these empty vessels backed by the ill-liberal west, will never own up for bEing losers. They must BLAME RUSSIA

angrycitizen

Pashinyan should have been hung from the highest tree in Yerevan at least 4 months ago. He is a national traitor and an embarrassment to Armenia.

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