Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry tells Tonoyan about defense and offense

Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry tells Tonoyan about defense and offense

Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry commented on Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan's statement that Yerevan has changed its military strategy from defensive to offensive.

"Tonoyan is a civilian and does not have a complete understanding of the military strategy - or rather, of what makes a defense and an offense," the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.

"During the clashes of April 2016, when he was the deputy defense minister, and also during the Gunnut operation in Nakhchivan, when he was already the defense minister of Armenia, we witnessed how the Armenian army retreated from the battlefield, intending to "go on the offensive". Considering his amateurish approach to the military sphere, we note that such populist appeals are intended only for an internal audience, and have no value from a military point of view," Trend cited the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry as saying.

Tonoyan himself admitted to Azerbaijani army surpassing the Armenian army in all spheres, and their capabilities are incomparable. "The Armenian army not only will not surpass the Azerbaijani army in the foreseeable future, but has no prospects for comparison with the Azerbaijani army overall," he said.

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