On May 17-23, Azerbaijan breached the ceasefire along the Line of Contact of the Azerbaijani and Nagorno-Karabakh troops for 250 about times.
Cross-border cooperation between Armenia and Azerbaijan would open up new opportunities for the Karabakh conflict settlement, Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for the European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, said at a press conference in Riga.
On May 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 Hadrut direction near Horadiz settlement, NKR Foreign Ministry press-office said.
"Since the launching of the Eastern Partnership we have considered it a format for deepening our cooperation with the EU, encouraging contacts between our societies, and carrying out targeted sectoral cooperation in various areas. Throughout this period consolidation of cooperation with the EU has given new impetus to efforts to modernize our State upon the principles of democracy, human rights and rule of law, prompted our agenda of large-scale reforms and significantly contributed to the consolidation of civil society," Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said at the Fourth Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga.
Conditioned by wording on Nagorno-Karabakh problem Azerbaijan refused to sign the "Eastern Partnership" final declaration at the last moment, a source at one of European embassies informed ArmInfo.
Ashot Ghulyan has been re-elected the speaker of Artsakh Parliament during the first meeting of the sixth convocation of National Assembly of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Ghulyan received 28 "pros" and 5 "contras".
Inflow of tourists in Armenia is growing with every coming year, says Mekhak Apresyan, the head of the Tourist Department, Economy Ministry of Armenia.
Parliamentary elections in Nagorny Karabakh were legitimate, democratic and transparent in all aspects, Laszlo Kemeny, Professor of Political Science (Hungary), who observed the latest elections in Nagorny Karabakh, told ArmInfo.
Artsakh is ready for mutual concessions, however, it will never make unilateral concessions, Lt.-Gen. Movses Hakobyan, Commander of the Defense Army of Artsakh, told journalists, artsakhpress.am reports.
Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev, seek to make the meetings more frequent, James Warlick, the US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, has told VoA when summing up the results of last week's meeting with the Armenian president.
The tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone may grow into large-scale military actions in August, Vladimir Yevseev, Head of Caucasus Department of the Moscow-based CIS Institute, told reporters in Yerevan on May 7.
Upon agreeing to the ceasefire agreement, Bahanis village, which borders with Azerbaijan in the Armenian Tavush region, has been adorned with yellow signs that read “surveyed area”. The unprecedented number of ceasefire violations has painted the signs red replacing the “surveyed area” with “field of fire”. Neighbouring Voskevan village is located even closer to the border with a Kazakh district in Azerbaijan…
The U.S. resolutions recognizing the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic's independence contribute to the process of international recognition of the NKR, Karin MacDonald, U.S. observer, director of the Election Administration Research Center at Berkeley Law, said at a press conference in Yerevan on May 6.
The twisting bumpy road, which borders with Azerbaijan, has brought us to Mayis Sarkisyan’s house. Residents of Voskevan village (Tavush province) also call him uncle Hovik. The host greeted us while he was modernizing his sophisticated trailer with a hammer in his hand…
Nagorny Karabakh Republic (NKR) Foreign Ministry has issued a statement following the parliamentary elections in the country. "On May 3, 2015, the sixth regular parliamentary elections were held in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) with over 70% turnout. The elections were held in a free and competitive atmosphere and in full compliance with the international standards, as assessed by more than 100 international observers from around 30 countries.
The Ukrainian MFA statement reads that Ukraine does not recognize the May 3 Nagorno-Karabakh parliamentary elections and considers them illegitimate.
Georgian MFA has issued a statement that reads that Georgia does not recognize the parliamentary elections held in Nagorno-Karabakh.
One of the European Parliament's parties - European Free Alliance - is urging the UN countries to recognize the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan is concerned over the sale of the Russian and Israeli weapons to Azerbaijan. In an interview with Clarin (Argentina), Sahakyan says, "I do not know how long Russia will be supplying military hardware to Baku, however, it should be taken into account that Russia actively helps the Karabakh forces.
Azerbaijani largely hinders normalization of the Armenia- Turkey relations, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview with "Pozner" TV program. He said the president of Azerbaijan has repeatedly accepted his policy of isolating Armenia, with Turks being Azerbaijan's key accessory in it.
Having internationalized Azerbaijan's establishment as a state in 1990s, the oil industry simultaneously internationalized the consensus in the issue of preventing resumption of military actions threatening it, Laurence Broers, SOAS University of London, Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, Department Member, told ArmInfo.
The separation of Azerbaijan's independent civil society from the domestic processes causes major threats that bring us back to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Laurence Broers, research associate at the Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, School of Oriental and African Studies (London), has told ArmInfo.
Ankara may recognize the Armenian Genocide only if Turkish public demands it. Laurence Broers, SOAS University of London, Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, Department Member, told ArmInfo.
Coordinator of the Nagorny Karabakh Committee Helsinki Initiative 92 (HI-92) Karen Ohanjanyan and Executive Officers of HI-92 Svetlana Jhangiryan visited the imprisoned Azerbaijani saboteur Shahbaz Gulyev at the Stepanakert Republican Hospital after he underwent surgery. Gulyev suffered from chronic cholecystitis.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his French counterpart Francois Hollande, who is now in Baku on a working visit, have discussed the Karabakh conflict.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces blast a car on the balance of the Artsakh Defense Army. The Armenian party suffered no casualties, according to the NKR Defense Army press-office.
Azerbaijan's leadership is giving "Wehrmacht- style" orders, David Babayan, NKR President's Spokesperson, told ArmInfo when commenting on Azerbaijani defense minister's order to the manpower to immediately destroy any moving military object on the Line of Contact. According to Babayan, such orders prove that inadequate persons are in power in Azerbaijan.
The NKR Defense Army refutes the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry's statement that the Armenian side has allegedly mounted a sabotage attack on the northeastern section of the line of contact and suffered losses (5 killed and 10 wounded servicemen).
The National Revival Party has been undergoing constant pressure by the Nagorno-Karabakh authorities since it submitted the documents for running in the parliamentary elections, Head of the National Revival Party Hayk Khanumyan has told ArmInfo.
67-year old Jasmine Ghazaryan lives with her 80-year-old sister-in-law, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren in a clay hovel in Noyakert village of Ararat region. An unfinished huge brick construction links on to the house - the Ghazaryans are trying to maintain the unfit house expanding it at the same time.
NKR Defense Army soldier Artur A. Arakelyan (born in 1996) died accidentally in army. Investigation has been launched, the NKR Defense Army press-office told ArmInfo.