Pashinyan admits Armenia bought Su-30SM jets without missiles

March 22, 2021 – 11:17 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has admitted that the Su-30SM aircraft purchased from Russia before the war in Nagorno- had no missiles.

“We are accused of not acquiring a sufficient amount of weapons, and of buying aircraft instead,” Pashinyan told the residents of the village of Ohanavan in Aragatsotn province on Saturday, March 22.

“Yes, we have bought planes, that were delivered in May, and yes, we had not managed to purchase the missiles before the war. But if you had (the former authorities – Ed.) purchased the aircraft, we would manage to buy the rockets.”

Merely a week after the conclusion of military hostilities, former chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Army Movses Hakobyan, who was the head of the military control service during the war, leveled accusations at Pashinyan. Hakobyan said the Su-30SM aircraft purchased by the Armenian side had no missiles, with the Defense Ministry denying most of his accusations.

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