Candidate for Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan says the first lesson from the war unleashed by Azerbaijan in April of 2016 is that for a lengthy time hopes shouldn’t be pinned that the leadership of Azerbaijan will leave its treacherous policy and desire to solve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict by force.
In accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic), the OSCE Mission will conduct a planned monitoring of the ceasefire regime on the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, in the north-east direction of the Hadrut region, the foreign ministry of Artsakh reported.
By the initiative of the foreign ministry of the Artsakh Republic the comment of the ministry on the massacre of the population in Maragha village of Martakert region has been disseminated in the OSCE, the Artsakh MFA said on Twitter.
There will be great losses, casualties, but the situation will not change in any case – Serzh Sargsyan
Karabakh is a small country, but it doesn’t serve a basis to say that it doesn’t have a right to live freely. People lived here for thousands of years and will continue living, 3rd President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the ruling Republican Party’s candidate for Prime Minister, said in an interview to the Russian Izvestiya news agency.
The Russian defense ministry informs that the US, the UK and France have fired more than 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles at military and civilian targets in Syria, TASS reports.
The United States, Great Britain and France launch a joint operation against Syria opening strikes on that country, TASS reports.
A brutal crime was committed in the Maraga village based on the policy of ethnic cleansing and occupying Artsakh without Armenians, Davit Babayan – spokesperson of the President of Artsakh, said commenting on the massacres committed by the Azerbaijani forces in Maraga on April 10, 1992.
Armenia has assurances that EU will maintain common principles of NK conflict settlement in agreement with Azerbaijan, says deputy FM
Armenia has assurances that the EU will maintain the common stance over the NK conflict settlement issue in the framework agreement with Azerbaijan, which is under negotiations, Armenia’s deputy FM Karen Nazaryan said during parliamentary debates on ratifying the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement in response to a question from the opposition Yelk bloc.
Russia plays a key role in the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, new President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian said in an interview to TASS.
Russia considers the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to be one of its priorities in the post-Soviet territory, minister of foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov said in response to Armenian news media.
During the period from April 1 to 7 the Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire regime in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact by nearly 300 times firing more than 3000 shots at the Armenian positions.
Investments in the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey, which is under development by Russia’s Rosatom, have reached nearly 3 billion dollars, Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak said, TASS reported.
Aram Mkrtchyan, one of the HALO Trust deminers who were wounded in the accidental detonation of an anti-tank landmine in Ghazanchi area of Artsakh, has been discharged from hospital.
Azerbaijani electoral commission refuses to release income, property declarations of presidential candidates
The Azerbaijani Movement for Democracy and Prosperity has demanded from the country’s central electoral commission to release the property and income declarations of presidential candidates for the upcoming snap elections, which incumbent President Ilham Aliyev ordered to take place April 11, Azerbaijan’s Turan News Agency reported.
The first delivery of the Russian S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey is scheduled in July 2019, Turkish Undersecretary for Defense Industries Ismail Demir said on Twitter, TASS reports.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has launched proceedings over Grigor Narayan and others vs. Azerbaijan, a case concerning the killings of three Armenian soldiers in December of 2016 committed by Azerbaijani troops during an incursion in Chinari, Tavush province, Armenia.
Nearly 130 Turkish products have been discovered in Azerbaijan that pose danger to human health.
No matter how tragic the April events were, no army in the world has found an alternative way to protect the country so far- Defense Minister Sargsyan
Defense Minister of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan assesses army building a nonstop process. After paying tribute at Yerablur Military Pantheon to the memory of the soldiers killed protecting the Motherland during the April war, the Minister told the reporters that the Armenian army building process has an exclusive history, a history of the victorious army formation – it was established from nothing becoming a solid state body.
Key obstacle for peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict is Azerbaijan’s extremist position – President Bako Sahakyan
The key obstacle for peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict is Azerbaijan’s non-constructive, extremist and bellicose position, President of Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan announced in an interview with Armenian Mirror Spectator.
Charles Aznavour attaches importance to introduction of investigative mechanisms in NK line of contact
UN Special, a magazine issued by the Geneva office of the United Nations, published an interview with acclaimed singer Charles Aznavour, Armenia’s Ambassador to Switzerland, Permanent Representative, in its March issue.
Armenia’s goal is to make Azerbaijan closer to European values, rather than to remove it from CoE – Gevorg Kostanyan
The Azerbaijani authorities’ non-implementation of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to release public figure Ilgar Mamadov is unacceptable, Gevorg Kostanyan – Armenia’s representative at the ECHR, told reporters on March 20․
The Armed Forces of Artsakh downed an Azerbaijani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) around 18:30, March 19, in the north-eastern (Talish) section of the line of contact.
‘If necessary we will again show the adversary that settling NK conflict through military means has no prospect’, says President Sargsyan
The peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is the priority issue of the security of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said at the meeting with the participants of the operative meeting of the leadership of the Armed Forces on March 19, adding that Armenia’s position will remain unchanged.
Thirty-six U.S. Representatives today joined with the US Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) in calling upon Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations to back a $70 million …
Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov has referred to the statement of the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, saying that “The UN and OSCE documents show that the “Khojaly events” were e genocide committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis”. After the Executive Body meeting of the Republican Party of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov told the reporters that the statement of the Turkish PM cannot be describe anyway else but a blatant lie or absurd.
Armenia hasn’t received any proposal from Turkey on normalization of relations without any preconditions
Armenia hasn’t received any proposal from Turkey on normalization of relations without any preconditions, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan told the reporters answering the question if there have been any developments in the relations with Turkey following Armenia’s declaration of the Zurich protocols null and void.
Russia regularly discusses the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement with its partners, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during a press briefing, in response to a question whether Russia and Turkey regularly discuss the NK conflict.
Russian foreign ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova considers it unnecessary to comment on the question of an Azerbaijani reporter in regards to the establishment of Russia-Artsakh Friendship Union NGO in Moscow.
Deputy foreign minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan welcomes the statement of Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly, according to which Russia will not continue supplying weapons to Azerbaijan with the same scale it did before the 2016 April war.
The Russian Federation remains committed to all its commitments on the settlement issue of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters at a press briefing.
On March 15, in accordance with the agreement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the ceasefire regime on the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, to the south-east from Kuropatkino settlement of the Martuni region.
‘We must always be ready for any Azerbaijani provocation’ – deputy FM Kocharyan on Baku’s military drills
Deputy foreign minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan says the Armenian side must always be ready for any provocation by Azerbaijan.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said March 14 that the British intelligence will begin supervising and probing financial and business conduct of people suspected in corruption, Azerbaijani Adaqliq news agency reported.
Deputy Minister of foreign affairs of Armenia Garen Nazarian expects the reaction of the international community on the Azerbaijani statements.
On March 15, in accordance with the agreement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh, the OSCE Mission will conduct a planned monitoring of the ceasefire regime on the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, to the south-east from Kuropatkino settlement of the Martuni region.
Azerbaijan violates OSCE commitments: Armenian foreign ministry’s spox on military drills in that country
Azerbaijan has violated its commitments assumed before the OSCE by not informing the organization’s participating states about the ongoing military drills in that country, Tigran Balayan – Armenian foreign ministry spokesperson, said on Twitter.
Search and rescue teams have discovered the flight recorder of the Turkish private plane which crashed in Iran, IRNA reports. Turkish government officials and families of the victims will soon arrive in Iran on a special flight. Rescuers have reached …
Rescuers have reached the crash site of a Turkish private plane in Iran, FARS reported.
The Syrian army liberated Madyra town in Eastern Ghouta and continued to advance, meeting army units stationed in the vicinity of the Vehicles Directorate in Harasta, SANA reports.