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The Caspian News news portal published an article entitled "Armenia's use of Alexander missiles against Azerbaijan confirmed by new facts."
Axar.az reports that according to the article, the use of "Alexander" missiles by Armenia against Azerbaijan during the 44-day Karabakh war in 2020 is in the spotlight of regional and international media.
As a result of continuous demining operations carried out by the Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency in the liberated territories, the remains of two exploded missiles were found around the city of Shusha in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, and it was confirmed that the remains were Russian-made Iskander missiles. The remnants of the missile were demonstrated by the agency's representatives in the capital Baku last week, which raised a number of questions about the use of a highly destructive missile against Azerbaijan.
The article details the features of the Iskander missiles, noting that the Iskander missile is a missile that can be equipped with a large number of ammunition, including a warhead, an enhanced explosive warhead and an electromagnetic device for anti-radar missions, as well as nuclear warheads. is the type. "Alexander" missile system is produced in two variants: "Alexander-M" and "Alexander-E". The Iskander-M missile is intended for use by the Russian military, and the Iskander-E is intended for export. The Iskander-E missile intended for export has a maximum radius of 280 kilometers, and the ballistic missile complex - Iskander-M has a radius of 500 kilometers.
The article also notes that it was the former Chief of General Staff of Armenia Onik Gasparyan who provided detailed information on the launch of the "Alexander" missile in the direction of the Azerbaijani city of Shusha. The article quotes former Armenian Chief of Staff Onik Gasparyan as saying in an interview with Forbes magazine: “I was only allowed to use the Iskander missile in Shusha, and I did. This gave us some advantages and we were able to bring a few tanks to the city. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan banned the use of the missile for fear of international condemnation.
2021.04.07 / 19:33