The France-Karabakh Circle of Friendship is perplexed by the lack of Paris' official reaction to Baku's explicit threats against Marlene Mourier, Mayor of Bourg- les-Valence, member of the France-Karabakh Circle of Friendship.
The adversary by its provocative actions not only conducts rocket bombardments of populated areas of Nagorno-Karabakh but out of habit attempts to accuse the Karabakh side in attacking Azerbaijani populated localities, the statement of the Nagorno- Karabakh Defense Army reads.
The situation along the Line of Contact of the Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces was tense overnight, according to the NKR Defense Army.
Movement of the adversary's military equipment has been noticed on northeastern direction of the line of contact of Artsakh and Azerbaijani armed forces, the statement of Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army reads.
The situation in Artsakh is quiet at the moment there is no firing, Spokesman of the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan wrote in his Facebook page.
Head of the medical department of the Armed Forces of Armenia Kamavor Khachatryan informed at a press-conference on April 27 that three Armenian servicemen were wounded overnight as the adversary opened fire on the Line of Contact of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops.
National Revival party in Artsakh condemned defeatist and conformist statements made by Deputy Speaker of Armenian parliament Hermine Naghdalyan related to territorial concessions in case of international recognition of Artsakh.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry's reports that on the line of contact in Karabakh the Armenian side allegedly uses ammunition banned by international conventions are one more delirium of Azerbaijan, NKR Defense Army Spokesman Senor Hasratyan says.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Foreign Ministry has disseminated a statement wherein it strongly condemns Baku's attempts to denounce unilaterally the trilateral cease-fire agreement of 12 May 1994.
"What are the sources of terrorism? Among the most sordid sources is corruption especially in democratic and civilized world," NKR President's Spokesman David Babayan said on Twitter.
Azerbaijan's military command is using civilians as human shields and makes provocations on the Line of Contact with the Karabakh forces, says the Defense Ministry of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
Azerbaijan's Armed Forces intensified shelling at the combat positions and peaceful settlements along the Line of Contact on April 26 and continued heavy shelling overnight.
Holding second referendum on independence of Nagorno-Karabakh is inadmissible for the Armenian side, Deputy Speaker of Armenian parliament Hermine Naghdalyan told journalists on April 26.
Vladimir Kazimirov, the Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group in 1992-1996, the Head of Council of Veterans at the Russian Foreign Ministry, says the author of the "four-day war" in Karabakh is beyond doubt. As for the statements by Azerbaijani ambassador to Russia, he overplayed and got his leadership wrongly by saying that Baku has a right to take back the territories by force.
Baku's attempts to change the format and the content of the Karabakh negotiations are doomed to failure, Sergey Minasyan, Head of the Political Studies Department at the Caucasus Institute, has told ArmInfo.
Many support the idea that the fate of Nagorno-Karabakh should be decided by the Karabakh population. However, the outcome of a possible referendum is obvious, former Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group (1992-96), Chairman of the Council of Veterans of the Russian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Kazimirov says in an interview with Moskovsky Komsomolets.
Two soldiers of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army were killed overnight, as Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire using nearly all types of weapons in its arsenal, targeting also Martakert town.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held a phone call with President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on April 25, according to the president's press-office.
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries (France, Russia and the United States) are unanimous that it is necessary to set up mechanisms to investigate the incidents along the line of contact of the troops, Harlem Desir, French Secretary of State for European Affairs, told reporters in Yerevan on April 25.
Azerbaijan's planned and thoroughly prepared military operation against Artsakh people failed due to accurate work of the reconnaissance group under Nagorno- Karabakh Defense Army, Spokesman of Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan expressed this opinion in his speech made for the students of Yerevan State University.
On 25 April Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received member of the European Parliament, head of EU-Artsakh friendship group Frank Engel.
No meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers on Karabakh is planned so far, James Warlick, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair of the United States told Trend.
"The Azerbaijani propaganda is constantly looking for new ways to hide the failures of its own army," the NKR Defense Army says. "During the four-day war, the adversary disseminated misinformation about alleged 'liberation' of Mataghis and Talish villages. However, the Armenian and foreign journalists clearly saw the lie spread by Azerbaijan and its real face," the statement says.
Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire arrangements of April 5 more than 120 times overnight using weapons of various calibers, 60mm mortars (3 rounds), 82mm mortars (4 rounds), Khan-17 grenade launchers (57 rounds), and ZU-23-2 autocannon (11 rounds) against the Karabakh positions.
Based on the statements of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, the Azeri propaganda machine reports that on April 24 night the Armenian tanks allegedly approached the Azeri positions and fired at them.
Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Republic President Bako Sahakyan has made an address on the Remembrance Day of the 1915 Genocide Victims. "Today the Artsakh people together with the whole Armenian nation remember one and a half million innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide.
The Youth of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) has addressed the world community over Baku's aggression.
Azerbaijan's Armed Forces intensively shelled the north of the Line of Contact on April 23. As a consequence, Hayk Minasyan (1994) contract soldier of the NKR Defense Army was wounded at about 3:00pm.
Despite the ceasefire arrangements of April, the Azerbaijani forces continued offensive actions on the Line of Contact of the Karabakh- Azerbaijani troops on April 23 throughout the day and on the night to April 24.
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Human Rights Defender Yuri Hayrapetyan has published provisional report on atrocities of the Azerbaijani armed forces against civilians and the Defense Army of the Nagorno Karabakh on April 2-5, 2016.
Russia is convinced that the sides to the Karabakh conflict must show restraint, resume the negotiation process, Maria Zakharova, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said at a briefing today.