Colonel arrested for violating guidelines of fight responsibility Karabakh struggle

July 30, 2022 – 13:29 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Web – A high-ranking officer who held the place of commander within the Nagorno-Karabakh Protection Army in the course of the 44-day struggle of 2020 has been arrested.

Recognized by the Investigative Committee as Colonel S.A., the officer, in circumstances of enhanced fight responsibility, violated two guidelines of fight responsibility established by quite a few laws.

Specifically, on September 26, 2020, S.A. organized and held a feast on the event of the day of the formation of a navy unit with the participation of the principle a part of the officers of the navy unit and different company invited by him, about 100 officers of the Protection Army, throughout which one of many commanders of subordinate items placed on fight responsibility acquired stories of motion and accumulation forces and property on the entrance line and behind enemy traces, a pointy improve within the threat of going over to hostilities.

In such circumstances, the commander was obliged to decide to carry all of the personnel and technique of the navy unit to a state of full fight readiness, put together fight positions and determine, stop, repel a sudden enemy assault and report this to superiors as quickly as doable, however he took no motion as a substitute.

“Furthermore, on September 27, 2020 from 06:10 within the space of ​​safety of the navy unit and amid the development of tanks, armored automobiles and manpower by the enemy to the entrance line, being obliged to decide on his personal initiative to carry all of the personnel and technique of the navy unit to state of full fight readiness and report this to a better commander, continued to point out inaction and never fulfill the powers and duties assigned to him by authorized acts,” the Committee mentioned in an announcement.

“Beneath these circumstances, on September 27, 2020, at about 07:10, the Azerbaijani armed forces launched a large-scale offensive alongside this line of protection and within the following hours broke by means of the defenses of quite a few fight positions, inflicting heavy losses on the troops․ In consequence, the complete personnel of the navy unit was pressured to retreat, the villages of Talysh and Matagis of the Martakert area of Artsakh got here underneath the management of the enemy.”

S.A. has been charged with violating the foundations of fight responsibility or fight service throughout martial regulation, struggle or in a fight scenario. He was arrested by the choice of the courtroom on July 29, 2022. The investigation is ongoing.

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