Last night the situation on the line of contact of the NKR and Azerbaijani troops was relatively calm.
There are certain formats for the settlement of Nagorno- Karabakh conflict, official representative of Russia's foreign ministry Maria Zakharova stated at the briefing on June 28 answering to the question what status of Nagorno-Karabakh Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev meant in his statement.
Creation of the joint air defense system with Russia will only strengthen the combat ability of the Armenian armed forces, Deputy Defense Minister of Armenia Ara Nazaryan said in Parliament on June 28, when submitting for ratification the draft Armenian-Russian intergovernmental commission on creation of a joint air defense system in the Caucasus region.
UN is committed to the OSCE peaceful efforts towards settlement of the conflicts and other important issues in the region, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says in a message read out by Director General of the UN Office in Geneva Michael Moller at the OSCE Security Conference in Vienna today.
"The April battles confirmed that Azerbaijan's opinion should be taken into consideration," Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said during a meeting with servicemen, APA reports.
The Karabakh conflict should be settled by exclusively peaceful means, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan says in an interview with Radio Vatican.
Negotiations should be substantive, meaningful and should not be carried out for the species, for the sake of imitation, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the meeting with servicemen during the opening of a new administrative building of General Staff of Armed Forces, APA reports.
The situation around Nagorno-Karabakh is rather vulnerable, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski said at the international conference.
The St. Petersburg Summit of the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian presidents can be called positive generally in view of both the Karabakh peace process and the Armenian-Russian relations. Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov told reporters after the meeting of the Republican Party of Armenia Executive Board during which President Serzh Sargsyan presented the results of the St. Petersburg meeting.
As official spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova urges everyone to be guided by the original document adopted at the three-sided meeting of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan's presidents in Saint Petersburg and not by the statements attempting to interpret the results of the meeting, it becomes evident once again that Baku is attempting to distort the situation around the Karabakh peace process. Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament made such statement in a news conference, Friday.
The meeting of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia's presidents in St. Petersburg on 20 June must be considered in the context of general peacekeeping tendencies of Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, expert Aleksandr Manasyan expressed this opinion at a press conference.
The meetings among the presidents of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia appear to have improved the mood between the two South Caucasus presidents and restored the central role of the OSCE Minsk Group in future talks among both the presidents and their foreign ministers, Matthew Bryza, former US co-chair of the Minsk Group, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan, director of the Estonian International Centre for Defense and Security, told APA on June 22.
The meeting in St. Petersburg has returned the Karabakh conflict to the situation of 2008, Stepan Safaryan, Head of the Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs (AIISA), said at a press conference in Yerevan on June 22.
Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, has responded to the statements by Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian following the St. Petersburg summit of the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian leaders.
Azerbaijan used machine-gas targeting the eastern and northern positions of the Karabakh armed forces on the Line of Contact overnight.
The hopes for serious progress in the Karabakh conflict after the St. Petersburg meeting were not well-grounded initially, Russian analyst Sergey Markedonov has told ArmInfo when commenting on the results of the Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents' meeting in St. Petersburg.
Moscow will not push forward Karabakh peace process without having real guarantees of its good results, Russian analyst Sergey Markedonov expressed this opinion to ArmInfo, commenting on the results of Saint Petersburg meeting of the presidents of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan.
The meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in St. Petersburg was a small step in the right direction of the Karabakh conflict settlement, Professor Ruben Safrastyan, Director of the Oriental Studies Institute of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, said at a press conference on June 21.
The meeting was held in a constructive atmosphere. Azerbaijan welcomes the results of the talks in St. Petersburg, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said after a meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, APA reports.
Expectations from the meeting of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan's presidents in Saint Petersburg were justified; Deputy Speaker of the Armenian parliament Eduard Sharmazanov expressed this opinion at the press conference.
Stepanakert demands its return to the negotiating table as a full party, but Azerbaijan opposes the idea, Prime Minister of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Araik Haroitiunyan says in an interview with "Vzglyad" Russian business newspaper (vz.ru). "Azerbaijan's non-constructive approach to his issue keeps protracting the final resolution of the conflict. No success is possible unless the Karabakh side is directly involved in the peace process and the population of Karabakh gives its consent to the final settlement option," the prime minister said.
France's Ambassador to Armenia Jean-Francois Charpentier does not rule out a possible meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents on the initiative of France.
Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian believes the meeting of the Russian, Armenia and Azerbaijani presidents in St. Petersburg on June 20 was quite constructive.
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair, Ambassador James Warlick of the United States left a tweet welcoming the steps made at the June 20 meeting of the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian leaders on Karabakh in Saint Petersburg.
The meeting of Vladimir Putin with Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan in Saint Petersburg was not a sensation, mk.ru writes. No one anticipated any sensation at all. The Nagorno Karabakh is among the so-called "irresolvable conflicts" at least because the conflicting sides lack common ground, like Palestinians and Israelis, but it is much closer to Russia's borders. In their joint statement after the talks in St. Petersburg, the three presidents just confirmed the arrangements made in Vienna on May 16 to stabilize the situation in the region.
Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia met in Saint Petersburg on June 20 2016 at the behest of Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Putin met with President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in the Constantine Palace. Reaching a settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was the subject of discussion at the meeting, which took place behind closed doors, according to the Kremlin press-office.
Azerbaijani delegation's attempts to speculate on Karabakh issue in the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe have failed once again.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday discussed a number of bilateral economic issues with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Saint Petersburg, APA reports.
"Armenia must withdraw its troops from the Nagorno- Karabakh region," Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in St. Petersburg, APA reports. Noting the inadmissibility of the status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh, President Aliyev said that there is still some hope that it will be possible to add constructive dynamics to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Relations between Russia and Armenia within integration processes develop intensively, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at the meeting with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan.
Armenia and Artsakh should have no big expectations from the St.Petersburg meeting of the Presidents, Hrachya Arzumanyan, Head of the Stepanakert-based "Ashkharh" Center for Strategic Studies, has told ArmInfo.