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 Ashot Safaryan
Azeri scout saboteurs are not professional, intelligence veteran Vardan Yenojyan said during a press-conference given on Tuesday on the occasion of the Day of Intelligence Officer.
"Though physically well trained, they often make gross mistakes and unlike us, they have no psychology of a soldier. Even in Soviet times Azeri servicemen could never do what Armenian guys did," Yenokyan said.
Intelligence veteran Vladimir Vardanov said that unlike their Azeri colleagues, Turkish intelligence officers are highly qualified. "They have been trained according to NATO standards and are now sharing their experience with their Azeri 'brothers." But their key problem is that they have no mentality of a spy. Just remember the incident that happened in Syria half a year ago, when poorly equipped Syrians destroyed a group of elite Turkish commandos. Turks prefer acting 100 against 1, while a real spy must act on his own. Here we are much better than they are. That's why we have always held senior positions despite the Russians' chauvinism," Vardanov said.