Azerbaijan, Baku, May 4 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
Azerbaijan's army has surpassed the Armenian one in all aspects, the director of the Center for Political Innovations and Technologies Mubariz Ahmedoglu said at a news conference in Trend news agency's conference hall.
"Armenians realize that their statements about the martial spirit and fighting skills of the personnel is a fairy tale," he said. "The Armenian leadership sees a way out by using information technologies in the army."
He said that the last exercises of Azerbaijan's military aircraft seriously disturbed Armenia.
"Despite the fact that many people in Armenia know about Azerbaijan's superiority over Armenia in the field of aviation, the Azerbaijani military aviation has not conducted exercises," he said. "Despite the fact that there is information about the control of Armenian anti-aircraft defense over the Azerbaijani military aviation, there is a reason to assume the existence of deficiencies in its air defense system."
He said that three information disseminated recently confirm this.
"Immediately after the exercises of Azerbaijan's military aircraft, the state of Armenia's anti-aircraft defense system was discussed at a meeting led by Seyran Ohanian," he said. "It is reported that there were no statements about the high level of functioning of the anti-aircraft defense system. This is an important issue in the information policy of Armenia. Moreover, rapid discussing of the issue attracted attention. The information about the possible resignation of Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said that new information on the anti-aircraft defense system of the country put Ohanian in a very unpleasant situation."
He said that Armenia is involuntarily forced to bring its army to the forefront.
"After destroying the military image of Armenia, one can achieve that the Armenian people will leave not only the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, but Armenia," he said. This process is underway. This is not so unattainable."
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.