Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan on October 25 will participate in the session of the Eurasian Inter-governmental Council in Yerevan.
The defense ministry of the Artsakh Republic released a video of the launch of SPIKE anti-tank guided missile used by Azerbaijani forces on October 22 and the trace left by it.
Foreign minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian on October 24 will participate in the OSCE ministerial conference on refugees and migration flows in Palermo, Italy.
On October 22 the Azerbaijani forces, violating the recent agreement reached between the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents in Geneva by the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group, fired artillery weapons at the north-eastern direction (Martakert-Mataghis) of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact, as well as fired 5 shells and SPIKE anti-tank guided missile at the Armenian positions, the defense ministry of the Artsakh Republic reported.
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on October 21 convened a consultation aimed at discussing the process of preparation works of three major events to be held in Armenia in 2018 – the Francophonie summit, 100th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia and May heroic battles, as well as the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan.
Based on the investigation results a number of details have been revealed over the death of solder Aram S. Khachatryan (born in 1998), the Investigative Committee of Armenia reported.
The practice of selling large-scale weapons to Azerbaijan is not right: it doesn’t contribute to strengthening Russia’s role in the South Caucasus, Andrey Areshev – expert at the Centre for the Central Asia and Caucasus Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences, told a press conference.
The Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) announced creation of an Angels Network.
During the period from October 15 to 21 the Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire regime in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact by firing more than 2300 shots mainly from small arms at the Armenian positions.
Photos of Mercedes car on the streets of Baku appeared in Azerbaijani media behind which a magnet of Armenian flag is attached, the Azerbaijani media report.
On October 20, according to preliminary reports, Defense Army soldiers Aram S. Khachatryan (born in 1998) and Hrach A. Avetisyan (born in 1997) received fatal gunshot wounds as a result of violating the rules of arms use.
On October 19 President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan signed a decree on posthumously awarding serviceman of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army’s N division Tigran Khachatryan with “For Service in Battle” medal for bravery shown during the defense of the Artsakh Republic state border.
At the invitation of Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev will arrive in Armenia on official visit on October 24.
By violating the ceasefire regime on Karabakh-Azerbaijan contact line Azerbaijan shows that it’s not ready to constructive negotiation for the peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, RPA spokesperson, Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov said after the Executive Body meeting of the party, commenting on the ceasefire violation by Azerbaijan on October 19, as a result of which one serviceman was killed.
Tigran Khachatryan, 1998, received fatal injury on October 19, at about 15:50 in the north-eastern direction of the contact line as a result of Azerbaijani shooting.
The S-400 missile system will in any case not be used elsewhere they were intended to be. Emmanuel Dupuy
I do believe that what as been possible every where else around te planet can be possible in South Caucasus.
“We believe that the restoration of full-fledged talks with the direct participation of the Republic of Artsakh at all the stages should be another step on the way of achieving real progress in the settlement process of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict”, reads the statement.
The opportunities to move forward the negotiation process over the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict were discussed. As a result of negotiations the Presidents agreed to take measures to intensify the negotiation process and take additional steps to reduce tension in the line of contact.
“Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting took place in constructive atmosphere” – Joint Statement of OSCE MG Co-Chairs and FMs
Foreign Ministers Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov also attended the meeting, which was organized under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America). The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk also participated in the summit.
“The talks are over, Aliyev left the residence of the Swiss permanent representative to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva”, Hakobyan said.
The private meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev is being held following their meeting in the residence of the Swiss permanent representative in the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva with the participation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.
Bako Sahakyan approves government’s decision to adopt as a guidance and implement Artsakh Republic President’s 2017-2020 program
Members of the Artsakh Republic Cabinet, heads of state organs were tasked to ensure within the limits of their respective functions the development and implementation of actions enshrined in the Artsakh Republic President’s program, and submit to the President the corresponding reports on a periodical basis.
The meeting will be followed by a private meeting of Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev.
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Geneva where he will meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev by the initiative of the OSCE Minsk Group, Armenian President’s spokesperson Vladimir Hakobyan said.
An Armenian man has been shot and killed in downtown Moscow October 16, a police source told local media.
“We will continue to show principled stance on restoration of complete format of negotiation process. The fate of Artsakh cannot be determined without its direct participation in all rounds of the negotiation process. And here we together with Armenia will continue to take respective steps”, Bako Sahakyan said.
Police are searching for the gunman and questioning witnesses. A murder charge could bring a lifetime prison sentence.
On the initiative of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries, on October 16 a meeting will be held between Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Geneva, Switzerland.
Azerbaijan appears under pressure of OSCE Minsk Group and international community – deputy FM Kocharyan
“It is no coincidence that the Co-Chairing countries clearly talk about strengthening the ceasefire regime, installing cameras, Azerbaijan’s implementation of commitments, installing investigative mechanism and etc. Azerbaijan will gradually appear under the international pressure in all spheres, be it in the Nagorno Karabakh negotiation process and in perverting the European structures”, he said.
During today’s Cabinet meeting, the Armenian government approved the bill on de-commissioning the first power unit of the nuclear power plant.
There is no clarity about the date of the meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents. If the date is specified, it will be announced, deputy FM Shavarsh Kocharyan told reporters after today’s Cabinet meeting.
“The delegations of Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia have emphasized that Tbilisi’s further, deeper cooperation with NATO is viewed as a real threat to regional security”, the ministry said, adding that those countries continue insisting on further discussing the non use of force in the South Caucasus.
There is no positive trend in the negotiation process over the Nagorno Karabakh conflict which would allow to talk about progress, deputy foreign minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
Russia provides Armenia a new 100 million USD state export loan for the purchase of latest armament and equipment, as well as for financing the supplies.
During today’s Cabinet meeting, the Armenian Prime Minister issued an instruction on exempting electric cars from taxes, duties and property taxes.
A photo of Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, taken by Davit Hakobyan – the personal photographer of the Armenian President, is being widely used in the Kazakh media.
Main goal is to maintain balance – CSTO Chief of Joint Staff comments on Russia’s arms sales to Azerbaijan
Anatoly Sidorov said Azerbaijan would seek another supplier of weapons if a CSTO member state doesn’t sell weapons to it.
In conclusion, I wish to inform you that yesterday the Constitutional Court of Armenia considered the Agreement on EAEU Customs Code, and the document will soon be sent to Parliament for ratification. We are hopeful that in the future as well all issues will be dealt with in a constructive manner in our countries to the benefit of our peoples and for the prosperity of our countries.
Goal of U.S. Government is to transition its relationship with Armenia from one of aid to one of trade – Deborah Grieser
The long-term goal of the U.S. Government is to transition its relationship with Armenia from one of aid to one of trade, USAID Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser said in her op-ed.
Investigation is underway to clarify the details of the death of soldier Chaplin A. Margaryan, the Investigative Committee of Armenia reported.
A 19 year old soldier of the Armenian Armed Forces, identified as Private Chaplin Margaryan, was shot and killed by Azerbaijani gunfire on October 10 while on duty at a military position in the north-eastern direction of the country.
Not a week passes without another propagandist for Azerbaijan writing anti-Armenian disinformation against either Armenia or the Diaspora.
Serzh Sargsyan will remain one of the most prominent political figures of the country after April 2018 – RPA faction head
After the Constitutional reforms the parliamentary system of governance will come into force in Armenia starting from April of 2018.
Today, President Serzh Sargsyan sent a congratulatory letter to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the occasion of jubilee.
“We tried to maximally minimize the automation of our production in order to create more jobs. Qualified personnel will work in the factory. The factory was been constructed with the highest international standard equipment. The equipment is entirely Italian, and will provide the highest result. Food processing will also be high level”, Di Mauro said.
The number of US Congressmen backing the House of Representatives N 220 resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide passed 100.
The defense ministry told ARMENPRESS command-staff trainings were held simultaneously with the CSTO tactical response collective force command.
Armenian PM Karen Karapetyan will depart on a two-day visit to Iran on October 9 at the invitation of first vice president of Iran Eshaq Jahangiri.
12 young chess players aged under 16 from Armenia and abroad are taking part in the event.