Following the meeting of the Armenian government on Thursday, Minister of Defense Seiran Ohanyan said that in late June special military exercise will be held in the country to check how national system of Armenia will act during the war, Radio Azatutyun (Liberty) said.
The Minister stressed that during the exercise "the Republic of Armenia will be put on high combat readiness."
The minister said that the following will be added to this annual exercise this year: "On June 25, 26, 27 there will be the military-political stage on "Deployment of the military and state system in the wartime and the organization of major events to repel aggression." I would ask all governing bodies to give instructions for preparing responsible persons, because the Republic of Armenia will be put on high combat readiness at that time and we will prepare decrees on transition to martial law, holding the military meetings, opposition to aggression, as well as address of the Armenian president to leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for support".
Ohanyan also said Armenia will host joint exercise of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) of the CSTO "Cooperation 2012" in September. In anticipation of this exercise the Armenian Armed Forces are currently holding held command and staff exercises with the participation of representatives of all state agencies.