Azerbaijan tried to use all mechanisms to get concessions in the Karabakh peace process, Tevan Poghosyan, Armenian MP from the opposition Heritage Party faction, said at a press conference in Yerevan on September 2, when asked by ArmInfo to comment on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to Azerbaijan and his meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
Armenian Foreign Ministry has disclaimed the reports on seizure of the Armenian quarters in Damascus by the ISIL. "According to data of the Armenian Embassy in Syria, the information on the seizure of the Armenian quarters of Damascus by ISIL militants does not correspond to reality," Tigran Balayan, the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of Armenia, posted on Twitter.
On August 31 night, the Azerbaijani troops breached the ceasefire along the Line of Contact with the Nagorno-Karabakh troops for about 120 times.
Azerbaijani MFA is to "blacklist" all those foreigners who will attend Lubov Kazarnovskaya's concert in Stepanakert on Sep 1, Interfaks informs referring to Hikmet Hajiyev, the MFA press secretary.
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs plan to visit the region in the fall, although no specific dates are set, US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick, has told APA.
The Russian Foreign Ministry hopes that the discrepancies between Russia and the West will not affect the OSCE Minsk Group's activities in the Karabakh peace process, Maria Zakharova, Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said at a briefing on August 27.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army has repelled one more sabotage attack of the Azerbaijani armed forces. The press office of the NKR Defense Army has told ArmInfo that the adversary mounted the sabotage attack in the eastern section of the NKR-Azerbaijani Line of Contact on August 28, around 1:40 am local time.
Azerbaijan resorts to methods once used by the Nazi Germany, David Babayan, the Spokesperson of the Artsakh President, told ArmInfo when commenting on the recent interview of Azerbaijani Mass Media with an Armenian captive Andranik Grigoryan.
Iranian Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pakayeen said in an interview with IRNA that his country began to pay more attention to the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Russian businessman German Sterligov looks to file a lawsuit against Azerbaijan at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Russian TV channel REN TV reports citing the businessman's attorney Arthur Hayrapetov.
Yana Amelina, Secretary-Coordinator at the Caucasus Geopolitical Club, speaks of the true attitude to Russia in Armenia, Moscow’s policy to Yerevan, the future of the Armenian-Iranian relations, and the role of U.S. in the Karabakh peace process, in an interview with ArmInfo.
Political expert Alexander Sotnichenko, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Saint Petersburg State University, talks to ArmInfo about his forecast on Karabakh conflict settlement ways, as well as ponders upon the prospects and role that Russia has in the South Caucasus and talks of the situation in the Middle East.
The escalation of the tension on the Line of Contact is conditioned by the pressure the international community is putting on Azerbaijan, David Babayan, the NKR president's press secretary, has told ArmInfo.
ArmInfo’s Interview with Masis Mailyan, Head of the NKR Public Council for Foreign Policy and Security
The press office of the NKR Defense Army has told ArmInfo that last night the Azerbaijani troops fired over 1,600 shots at the Karabakh positions with small arms, as well as 60-mm mine throwers, RPG-7 and AGS-17 grenade launchers.
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs hope that the negotiations over the Karabakh conflict settlement will be intensified, Igor Popov, Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, told reporters in Baku on July 23.
"Meetings today in Baku with the Pres and FM to discuss #NKpeace. A negotiated settlement is possible if the parties are ready and willing", OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from US James Warlick twitted.
A criminal case is initiated in Azerbaijan for German Sterligov, the Russian businessman. According to the Azerbaijani mass-media this has been declared in the joint statement of the Ministry of Exterior and the General Prosecutor's Office.
On July 22, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the eastern direction of the Talish village of the NKR Martakert region.
The status quo in the Nagorno-Karabakhconflict is unacceptable for theEuropean Union, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, said on July 22 during a press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
Azerbaijan's provocative actions on the Line of Contact of the Artsakh and Azerbaijani armed forces fit into the public policy of a terrorist and fascist state - Azerbaijan, David Babayan, Spokesman for the Nagorno-Karabakh President, has told ArmInfo.
Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan's July 20 behaviour has shown that it is time the international society make targeted statements and take a specific approach towards all the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict sides, Armenian Parliament deputy Tevan Poghosyan has told ArmInfo journalist.
"Heritage" Party deputy Tevan Poghosyan is suggesting deploying OSCE Minsk Group mediators' office near the Line of Contact of the Artsakhi and Azeri troops. This, he has told ArmInfo journalist, will decrease the escalation in the conflict zone.
Baku's destructive position is jeopardizing Armenia and OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs' efforts bent for some advancement of the negotiations process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian told OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Igor Popov (Russia), James Warlick (USA) and Pierre Andrieu (France) during their meeting on July 20.
Without having specified the Nagorno-Karabakh status there is no way of finding a comprehensive settlement of the Karabakh conflict, James Warlick, an American co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group, said during a July 20 press conference in Yerevan.
The deployment of peacemakers is to be one of the points of the negotiations-based comprehensive settlement of the Karabakh conflict, James Warlick, American co- chair at OSCE Minsk Group, told at a July 20 press conference in Yerevan.
The European Games in Baku were the best gift to the Armenian side, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said at a joint press conference with President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
"The financial aid allocated by the US Senate Committee on Appropriations is meant for people who suffer from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta told reporters on July 19.
Azerbaijan has recently resumed the air-force exercises near the Line of Contact. The flights occur about 10-15 km near the Line of Contact of Azerbaijani- Karabakhi armies.
Artsakh (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan is delivering a speech at Chatham House, Royal Institutive of International Affairs, the NKR Foreign Ministry said in a tweet.
In his latest statement, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has actually confessed that the international community is exerting pressure on Baku regarding escalation along the Line of Contact of the Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops, David Babyan, Spokesman for the NKR President, has told ArmInfo when commenting on Aliyev's statement that "Azerbaijan is reproached for the tension on the contact line and for the fact that the Armenian party suffers numerous losses."
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