Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by David Stepanyan
Reaction-2013 command and staff exercises were held at Baghramyan Polygon, in Armavir, Armenia, on 7-9 October. SCUD ballistic missiles, 8K14-1, S300 missile systems, OSA air-to-land missile system, as well as Krunk and Baze drones and other radiolocation systems, weapons made in Armenia and other arms were tested in the course of the exercises.
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan and all the members of the Government got an opportunity to test their shooting skills, familiarize themselves with the military hardware and ammunition demonstrated during the exercises. The Government members followed the exercises from the observation post. The scenario of the exercises: adoption of military-political decisions in tense situations, responding to security challenges, rebuffing foreign aggression, counterattacking etc.
The goal of the exercises was to transfer experience of assessing military-political situations, developing recommendations and making decision to the government agencies, as well as harmonization of the activity of the government and military agencies in case of tense military-political situations, introduction of new effective measures of state government etc.
Reaction-2013 command and staff exercises have proved Armenia's readiness and preparedness to meet any security challenges.