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."
In particular, the wording "Armenia's occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and other territories" has been replaced with a wording "the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Naira Zohrabyan, member of the Armenian Delegation to PACE, has told ArmInfo.
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic today said journalists' safety must be ensured at all times, following recent incidents and coercive actions by police against journalists covering public protest in Yerevan, Armenia. The OSCE press office quotes Mijatovic as saying, "Media has the right to cover public events and journalists must be able to report in a free and safe manner, without fear of harassment and intimidation."
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is concerned over the regular ceasefire violations in the Karabakh conflict zone. APA reports that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today addressed the plenary meeting of the PACE summer session. When asked by member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Sevinj Fataliyeva what steps the UN can take to make Armenia "fulfill the resolutions of the UN Security Council", Ban Ki-moon replied that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be resolved only by peaceful means.
Igor Crnadak, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and current Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, is sure the Nagorny Karabakh conflict should be settled within OSCE Minsk Group irrespective of ECHR's rulings. The remarks came from Crnadak at the opening ceremony of the PACE Summer Session on June 22 in response to the question by Ganira Pashaeva, a representative of the Azeri delegation to PACE, concerning the ECHR's ruling on Chiragov vs. Armenia case. Crnadak recalled that the ECHR issued a similar judgment on the Sargsyan vs Azerbaijan case.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Parliament has issued a statement on the PACE Monitoring Group's draft report on democratic institutions in Azerbaijan and a related resolution on the Karabakh-Azerbaijani conflict. PACE's report contains wordings that are not acceptable to the Armenian side.
The tension in the Karabakh conflict zone might grow following the European Games in Baku, Jacques Faure, former Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, France, said at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's 89th Rose-Roth Seminar in Yerevan on June 19.
Armenia as before is committed to the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict within the OSCE Minsk Group, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian said at the opening ceremony of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 89th Rose-Roth Seminar in Yerevan, on June 18.
Armenia as a full member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will receive assistance from its CSTO allies in case of "negative developments in its territory," CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha said in the course of "a video bridge" Yerevan-Moscow-Astana, on June 18, in response to the question of an Azerbaijani journalists concerning CSTO's stand on the Karabakh peace process.
Long-term absence of solution to Karabakh conflict causes less and less confidence in Azerbaijani society towards negotiations, believes Avaz Hasanov, the director of the Society for Humanitarian Research in Azerbaijan.
The personnel reshuffle in the NKR Defense Army will not affect the combativity of the Artsakh Armed Forces, Major-General Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan (Kommandos), a Karabakh war hero, has told ArmInfo.
Though Stepanakert airport is now performing general aviation flights only it is ready to operate, Dmitry Atabashyan, the head of Civil Aviation Chief Department, adjacent to NKR Government, told ArmInfo journalist.
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are waiting for an agreed stand of the presidents, which means that they have come to a "conceptual deadlock." The Minsk Group has nothing to offer the conflicting parties in exchange for their refusal from their own interpretation of the Madrid Principles says Ali Abbasov, the leading expert at the Institute of Philosophy and Rights, Azerbaijan's Academy of Sciences.
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs we will do everything possible to resolve the conflict and achieve the signing of the Great Peace Agreement that is welcomed by all the peoples of the region, James Warlick, U.S. Co- chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, said following a meeting with "the IDPs" in Masazir settlement.
"It's time to recommit to the ceasefire and a negotiation leading to a peace agreement. Do you agree?", co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group wrote on his Twitter.
A soldier Edgar Melkoyan (1995) was killed on the combat position of his army unit in the nagorny Karabakh Republic at 1:30am on June 11.
Ganja Court of Appeal has held a preliminary hearing on the appeal against the judgment of the Ganja Court on Grave Crimes on the case of Arsen Bagdasaryan, an Armenian scout who had been captured by Azerbaijani soldiers while attempting to cross the Aghdam part of the contact line of troops on December 26, 2014.
On the Initiative of the EU Armenia Friendship Group in the European Parliament and the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) a panel discussion entitled "Conflicts and the right to self-determination" took place in the European Parliament on Wednesday, June 3. The panel discussion focused on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, its structure, historic and legal aspects with a special emphasis on the right to self-determination, according to the The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy.
On June 5, 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 Askeran direction, according to NKR Foreign Ministry.
Given the 20-year-long futile negotiations on Nagorno- Karabakh there will hardly be a clear-headed expert to optimistically forecast this issue. It is easier to predict 20 more years of breezy conversations, Zardusht Alizadeh, an independent Azerbaijani political analyst, one of the founders of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan, told in an interview to ArmInfo.
Azerbaijani Expert: Armenia and Azerbaijan's "Dreams of Karbakh" can be Compared with Shura Balaganov's Dreams against the Background of Modern World Achievements
"Madrid Principles" is a utilitarian document that contributes to the Karabakh conflict freeze and extension - this disguises Russia's main task to keep South Caucasus under control, Zardusht Alizadeh, an independent Azerbaijani political analyst, one of the founders of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan, told in an interview to ArmInfo.
Armenia and Artsakh gave shelter to Syrian refugees and Armenia was guided by humanitarian principles, not a state policy, David Babayan, Spokesman for the Artsakh President, has told ArmInfo.
The current format of the OSCE Minsk Group is the best possible one, Nagorno-Karabakh Foreign Minister Karen Mirzoyan told journalists in Yerevan on June 3, when commenting on Azerbaijan's aspiration to enlarge the OSCE MG format.
OSCE chairman-in-office has tasked his personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk and Special Representative of the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship for the South Caucasus Angelo Gnaedinger to examine the information regarding Russia's armament sales to Azerbaijan.
The major topic of the negotiations of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic in Armenia and Azerbaijan is creation of mechanisms to inquire into incidents and monitor the line of contact of the NKR and Azerbaijan armed forces, says Sergey Minasyan, Deputy Head of the Caucasus Institute told a new conference on Tuesday.
"I expect some progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after the visit of the OSCE chairman-in-office," Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at a press conference following a meeting with the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, APA reports. It's time to break the deadlock over the conflict settlement, the Azerbaijani FM said.
The stand of Paris on the Nagorno-Karabakh problem is completely clear and remains unchanged, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Roman Nadal said during a press conference, Trend reports.
Upon his retirement 85-year-old Nerses Hayrapetovich Bagdunts had dedicated almost half a century to working as a driver at Sovkhoz in Tegh village, Goris region. Besides his impeccable character Nersis is also known to his co-villagers for his kinship with president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. The sitting president appears to be the grandson of Nerses Hayrapetovich’s uncle.
In an interview to ArmInfo Director of the Caucasus Institute Aleksandr Iskandaryan talks about the recent tendencies of the Russian-Azerbaijani relations, as well as Azerbaijan’s prospects as a state, the rise of the religious opposition, the Nagorno-Karabakh problem and Iran’s role played in regional processes.
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement upon the news that an independent team of election observers from the University of California deemed the May 3, 2015 Republic of Nagorno Karabakh parliamentary elections transparent and fair. According to ANCA official page on Facebook.
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