The rifle battalion of the 527th motorized rifle regiment of the Armenian armed forces, which lost a lot of manpower and military equipment in heavy fighting, was virtually paralyzed, Ministry of Defense told APA.
The dead and wounded of the battalion sent to the 1st Corps of the Armenian armed forces as an augmentation are mainly officers and warrant officers.
No additional troops and equipment are provided to the military unit destroyed in the fighting. The battalion, which could not be manned and is short in ammunition, is unable to cover the defensive line completely. For this reason, the battalion personnel refused to take part in the fighting.