Democratic Nagorno-Karabakh will never become part of Sultan-ruled Azerbaijan, Turkologist Ruben Melkonyan told journalists on Thursday when asked to comment on Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov's statement that Azerbaijan is ready to provide Nagorno-Karabakh with the widest possible autonomy.
Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov's last statement about Azerbaijan's readiness to grant Nagorno-Karabakh autonomy was absurd, Spokesman of Nagorno- Karabakh President David Babayan said in an interview to ArmInfo.
The statement by US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar is a result of Armenia's position on the Crimea issue, Director of the Centre for Globalization and Regional Cooperation, political expert, Stepan Grigoryan, said at today's press-conference.
The Chairman of the Russian Army General Staff, Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov called for a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, ITAR-TASS reported.
Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov, met in Moscow on 4 April. The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, Igor Popov of Russia, Jacques Faure of France, and James Warlick of USA as well as OSCE CiO PR Andrzej Kasprzyk were also present at the meeting of the two ministers, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.
If Azerbaijan had failed to recognize the territorial integrity of Ukraine during the UN debates on the relevant resolution, Baku's policy on Nagorno-Karabakh would have ended in a fiasco, Azeri MP Fazil Mustafa has told SalamNews when commenting on Azerbaijan's stand on Ukraine's resolution at the UN General Assembly.
The Nagorno-Karabakh problem is not being discussed during the negotiations for Armenia's accession to the Customs Union, Integration and Macroeconomics Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tatiana Valovaya told journalists on Saturday.
The stalemate in the Minsk Process aiming at settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continued for most of 2013, says ENP Country Progress Report 2013 on Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani armed forces intensively fired at the village of Aygepar, Tavush region, Armenia, for two hours overnight. No victims or casualties are reported, Head of Aygepar Village Administrtion Andranik Aldinyan told ArmInfo.
Serzh Sargsyan's stance on Crimea is a display of political shortsightedness, Raffi Hovannisian, Leader of Heritage Party, said at a Roundtable on Ukraine organized by the Armenian Center of National and International Studies (ACNIS).
The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan spoke together in The Hague at NSS2014 (Nuclear Security Summit), James Warlick, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair of the USA, twitted, Thursday.
The Armenian authorities should have refrained from comments on the referendum in Crimea and its joining Russia, Stepan Safaryan, a political scientist, Secretary General of Heritage Party, told reporters, Wednesday.
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs on March 24 met the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in The Hague, the Netherlands. An agreement was made to hold a meeting at the level of the Presidents.
The military budget, readiness will play a main role in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, said when addressing at festivities on occasion of Novruz holiday of Azerbaijani people, APA reported.
Unlike Azerbaijan Armenia prepares its society for peace, Secretary of the National Security Council Artur Bagdasaryan said during a conference on NATO partnership in the South Caucasus on Thursday.
The Nagorno-Karabakh authorities continue holding political consultations for attaining the international recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and sooner or later NKR will be recognized, NKR Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan said in the village of Nor Getashen on Thursday.
After the Crimea referendum, new borders and new disorders will start in the Association Agreement countries, says Ashot Manucharyan, a member of the Karabakh Committee.
"While the US cannot accept Russia's actions in Ukraine, there are areas where can continue to work together - peace in Nagorno-Karabakh," James Warlick, US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group for settlement of the Karabakh conflict, posted on Twitter.
Currently, the situation in the Crimea is very tense, and therefore the international community is discussing this issue, Deputy Foreign Minister, State Secretary for Strategic Affairs of Romania, Bogdan Aurescu, told journalists on March 14 during his visit to Baku, APA reported.
The stance of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia remains steadfast - the people of Karabakh have determined their own destiny through referendum and voted for independence, vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament, press-secretary of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, Edward Sharmazanov, told journalists today when commenting of the statement by the leader of the Russian Liberal and Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
It is necessary to make the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic a part of the Russian Federation, Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky said in his interview with the Russian News Service.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov discussed the current status of the negotiation process around the settlement of conflict at the meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in Paris.
One can have different attitude towards the events in Ukraine, but one thing is clear: what is happening there, has already changed the reality. And if Russia finally attaches at least the Crimea to itself, this reality will change even more, Russian political expert, Andrey Epifantsev, wrote at his Facebook page.
Parallels between Crimea and Nagorno Karabakh are offensive for the latter, says David Shakhnazaryan, the Head of the Concord Research Center.
"The Karabakh problem could be resolved with mediation of the neighbor countries in 1991-92, but we missed that opportunity. At the current situation, the Azerbaijani Government has neither forces nor conditions to make such step," he said. According to Mehdiyev, the OSCE Minsk Group does not even remember about Karabakh.
British Ambassador to Azerbaijan Irfan Siddiq has come out for handing over the territories around Artsakh to Azerbaijan. The ambassador made such statement delivering a report on UK's foreign policy at Khazar University, on March 3, Trend said.
The situation in the Crimea and the situation we have around Nagorno Karabakh have nothing in common, said Alexander Iskandaryan, Head of the Caucasus Institute, commenting reporters on the parallels often drawn between possible independence of the Crimea and international recognition of the NKR.
U.S. Congressmen commemorated the 26th anniversary of the Azerbaijani pogroms against the Armenian population of the Azerbaijani city of Sumgait, and condemned the ongoing violence and intimidation fostered by the government of President Ilham Aliyev, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
Within the framework of his visit to Belgium, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan on Wednesday laid a wreath to the cross-stone, which is placed in Brussels and in memory of the Armenian Genocide victims.
"Investigation" in the Sumgait incidents of February 1988 by the Azerbaijani prosecutor general's office has ushered a new wave of fake data on the mass killings of Armenians in Sumgait. This time, First Deputy Prosecutor General Rustam Usubov replenished the list of Azerbaijani liars.
"The tragic loss of life in the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia reminds us that there can't be a military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," spokesperson for the United States Department of State Jen Psaki said at a briefing, APA reports.