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Former head of Armenian special services: On October 19, chief of General Staff said that we were heading for defeat



Acting Director of the National Security Service of Armenia in the midst of the 44-day Second Karabakh War, which ended in victory for Azerbaijan, Mikael Hambardzumyan accused Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of 'not stopping the war in time.'

In an interview with Armenian media, Hambardzumyan stated that the security forces, especially the heads of the National Security Service and the General Staff, since the beginning of October, had been reporting daily to the PM on the situation at the front and called for an immediate end to the war.

Mikael Hambardzumyan

Note that from October 8 to November 7, Hambardzumyan served as the head of the NSS of Armenia, and earlier he had held the post of deputy head of the Service.

At a meeting of the Security Council of Armenia on October 19 with the participation of the same Hambardzumyan, Chief of the General Staff of Armenia Onik Gasparyan reported that the war must be stopped immediately.

'Then the head of the General Staff Onik Gasparyan reported on the situation, presented the losses and said that we were actually heading for defeat, proposing to stop the war. If my memory serves me well, Armenian Defence Minister David Tonoyan also expressed his agreement with this opinion. Representatives of the opposition Arman Abovyan and Edmon Marukyan also took part in the discussions. However, no decision was made to stop the war. Later, from the statements of the President of Russia and other sources, it became clear that on October 19 a similar proposal was made by the Russian side. Specific points were suggested on what to do. In fact, it was proposed to implement Lavrov's plan,' Hambardzumyan said.

Onik Gasparyan

Note that on the day the war began, Onik Gasparyan, making a racist statement in Yerevan, called on the Armenian soldiers 'to defeat Azerbaijan as soon as possible.' However, only a few days of fighting were enough to debunk the myth of this 'indomitable invincible Armenian army' and every day to beg his prime minister to stop the war...

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