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#41 Roman Alymov

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 1502 PM

Armenian volunteers

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#42 Gregory

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 2046 PM

Armenian volunteers


Armenians under 40 seem to be underrepresented.
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#43 Roman Alymov

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 0025 AM

 

Armenian volunteers


Armenians under 40 seem to be underrepresented.

 

The same was in Donbass (soviet generation much more likely to volunteer), but in case of Armenia it is worsened by youth leaving country to work in Russia or Europe.


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#44 Tomi Sarvanko

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 1347 PM

AM tank firing from hull down position

 

 

Actually that hill is too steep for the T72 to shoot hull down so it has to go over it. Thats a well known problem with T72 series.

Thank you for the coverage.

What a strange conflict, lanscape,alphabet, and camouflage...

Armenian alphabet looks like alien alphabet from a scifi movie.

HAROP, very interesting. Loud as hell. Are they used in high value targets or vasted on random targets?

 

EDIT, Had 0 info on this, so had to read this: https://en.wikipedia...baijani_clashes


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 1418 PM

Look at Georgian alphabet also.


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#46 Roman Alymov

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 1526 PM

Look at Georgian alphabet also.

Georgians and especially Armenians are really ancient nations in the region, especially compared to Turkish-speaking ex-nomad newcomers. Soviet school textbooks on SU nations history used to start with Urartu as most ancient state on SU territory. But current Armenian alphabet was created only about 1600 years ago and exist now almost unchanged since (unlike, for example, Russian and Georgian, created by the way by the same Armenian monk)


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#47 Roman Alymov

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 1529 PM

 

Actually that hill is too steep for the T72 to shoot hull down so it has to go over it. Thats a well known problem with T72 series.

Well, it is the price for compact low profile turret. Integral digging equipment of T-72 allow to address this problem if having some time to prepare position - as in this case, when Armenians use ditch near hill top to fire downhill.


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#48 Roman Alymov

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 1718 PM

Seems like some kind of temporary ceasefire reached at AZ and AM army Head of Staff meeting in Moscow yesterday - but no written agreement. President Aliev (Jr) thanked Russia for help in settling down conflict http://izvestia.ru/news/608986


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 1719 PM

AM tanks

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 0554 AM

Strategic "Leletepe" height liberated by Azerbaijani Army.

 

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 0907 AM

Cool to see a BMP-3 close up like that.  Not too many such photos of those on or near the battlefield.


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#52 Roman Alymov

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 1704 PM

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#53 Roman Alymov

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 1705 PM

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#54 Roman Alymov

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 1706 PM

AM private who is reported to have scored 5 AZ tanks and one BMP with his Fagot (photo with AM journalist)

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 1735 PM

Azerbaijan lost only one tank to a mine explosion and no BMP.
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Posted 08 April 2016 - 1533 PM

Azerbaijan lost only one tank to a mine explosion and no BMP.

According to their claims. Amyway it looks like AZ side pre-planned surprise strike and, even without achieving any major breakthrough, managed to take some AM side fortified positions including one important hill.


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 1538 PM

It wasn't a large-scale offensive and the purpose was to liberate strategic heights in Fuzuli direction and around the Talysh village (Armenians used to shoot on Azerbaijani settlements from these heights), both of which was fulfilled.


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 1626 PM

It wasn't a large-scale offensive and the purpose was to liberate several strategic heights in Fuzuli direction and around the Talysh village (Armenians used to shoot on Azerbaijani settlements from these heights), both of which was fulfilled.

 

Captured Armenian post on Talysh heights.

 

 

Only AZ leadership may know that; there is no way to know it for outsider especially now, when insisting that "It was great victory" key to political survival of Baky heads. As for me both sides lost: AZ side failed to transform their huge superiority in modern arms (purchased during oil income years) into strategic gains - now this gap is going to stop growing as AZ struggling against falling income; AM side, while enjoying 20 years of "we are the victors" moods failed to prepare properly for the strike that was doomed to come - and it was only worsened by "black years" of blockade, as now Armenia is only shadow of mighty republic Soviets left to them.

 

Article describing AZ view http://altyn73.livej...com/883299.html


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 1650 PM

There is indeed a way to know. Was there a mobilization of armed forces? It's very obvious that a small part of the military was involved in these operations.

 

First of all Azerbaijan has a sizeable oil fund ($40 billion) at least for its size, so it's not exactly cash strapped. Secondly the 2016 state budget is based on oil price of $25 per barrel, while now the oil price is hovering around $40 (still low I know). This month there will be a meeting of oil producing countries to reduce the production (or keep them at January levels), which is supposed to increase the prices in case of an agreement (not to previous high levels, but I think even $60 are fairly optimal). Also Azerbaijan's natural gas exports from Shah Deniz 2 field will come online in next years, so there will be an additional source of income. 


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#60 Roman Alymov

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 1718 PM

No mobilization is hardly reason to insist surprise attack was not planned to gain much more then actually achieved. As far as i understand AM ( i mean of Armenia-the-state, not Karabakh) army also took no part in fighting. Re AZ perspectives  let's wait and see, as far as know currently it was worst hit by oil prices at post-Soviet states.


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