Armenian Prime Minister Nicole Pashinyan continues to be on target after being badly defeated at the hands of Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karbakh battle. This is the reason why recently a rebel faction of the army had raised the voice of revolt against them. PM Pashinian is accused of not using the Sukhoi SU-30SM fighter jets purchased from Russia during the war.
Breaking silence nearly four months after the war ended, PM Pashinian claimed that the missiles were not mounted in the fighter aircraft we had bought from Russia. For this reason these fighters were not used on the battlefield. Actually, Russia has banned the sale of missiles for Su-30SM in other countries.
Russia sold fighter aircraft without missiles
He said that in May 2020, a few months before the Nagorno-Karabakh war, he had purchased Sukhoi SU-30 fighter jets from Russia. We did not have time to buy missiles before the war. We will now purchase fighter jets and missiles. Earlier in November, former Chief of Staff of Armenia’s Army General Staff Moves Hakobyan said his fighter jets did not have any missiles. They could not go to war without weapons.
The war lasted for about 2 months
The war that began between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh in late September 2020 continued until 10 November. During this time hundreds of people and army personnel from both sides were killed. During the war, both countries accused each other of attacking the civilian population. However, no such claim could be independently confirmed. Now there is peace in Nagorno-Karabakh with the mediation of Russia.
On which issue, war broke out in both countries
The two countries want to occupy a part of the name Nagorno-Karabakh spread over 4400 square kilometers. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is internationally part of Azerbaijan but is occupied by ethnic factions of Armenia. In 1991, the people of this region declared themselves independent of Azerbaijan and declared part of Armenia. Azerbaijan rejected this act of theirs completely. Thereafter, there are frequent conflicts between the two countries at certain intervals.
What is the history of this struggle?
Armenia and Azerbaijan were liberated between 1918 and 1921. Even at the time of independence, the two countries did not have any special friendships due to the border dispute. After the end of the First World War, a third of these two countries separated the Transcaucasian Federation. Which is now known as Georgia. These three countries joined the Soviet Union in 1922. During this time, the great Russian leader Joseph Stalin gave a part of Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh) to Armenia. This part was traditionally under the occupation of Azerbaijan but the people living here were of Armenian descent.