Situation on Line of Contact of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces remains tense. According to the NKR Defense Army press-office, Azerbaijan breached the ceasefire nearly 140 times overnight firing 1700 shots from weapons of various calibers, including from 60mm, 82mm, and 120mm mortars, and shoulder launchers and others.
Samvel Hakobyan - a solider, who was hospitalized with heavy gunshot wound in the head ahwn repelling Azerbaijan's sabotage attack on March 19 - passed away today, on March 26.
Ara Nazaryan, Deputy Minister of Defence, told the media that the situation on the Karabakh conflict zone is tensed, but under control.
If Turkey recognizes the Armenian Genocide, it will open doors for peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict, Euronest PA Co-President Heidi Hautala told ArmInfo.
Azerbaijan's video about the Armenian serviceman's crossing the contact line into Azerbaijan blatantly violates the international legal standards that regulate such cases, the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army says in a statement sent to ArmInfo.
The international community has get accustomed to the constant tension in the Karabakh conflict zone and pays no special attention to the incidents on the Karabakh-Azerbaijani line of contact, Sergey Minasyan, Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute, said at a press conference in Yerevan on Monday.
The ICRC and the relevant bodies are holding talks regarding the fact that the NKR Defense Army contract serviceman Andranik Grigoryan crossed the border into Azerbaijan, Zara Amatuni, Head of Communication and Prevention Programmes at the ICRC Yerevan Office, has told ArmInfo.
"I think, at the May 3 parliamentary elections, the National Revival Party will enjoy the support of not only Samvel Babayan, but also other influential political and public figures of Artsakh, Armenia and Diaspora," says Masis Mailyan, Head of the NKR Public Council for Foreign Policy Security.
So far, it is hard to make any forecasts concerning the upcoming parliamentary elections in Artsakh, says Masis Mailyan, Head of the NKR Public Council for Foreign Policy Security.
A contract officer of the NKR Defense Army, Andranik Grigoryan (1991) crossed the border into Azerbaijan on March 22, at about 1.50pm, leaving his arms and ammunition on the combat position. Investigation is underway, the NKR Defense Army press office told ArmInfo.
Large-scale military actions in the Karabakh conflict zone may resume at any moment. The statement came from President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in an interview with France24.TV.
"The recently founded promising opposition party 'National Revival' together with that factor is becoming rather serious an opponent. The May 3 parliamentary elections in Artsakh will differ from the previous ones with true competition," he said.
According to the NKR Defence Ministry's operational data, within a week Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire 1200 times. In total, the Azerbaijani shot 18.000 fires. The Armenian side gave a n adequate retaliatory strike.
The diplomat also said that efforts are being exerted in order to peacefully regulate the conflict. "We are concerned by the recent tension escalation on the contact line.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces breached the ceasefire on the Line of Contact with the NKR Armed Forces nearly 200 times overnight, according to the NKR Defense Army.
Azerbaijani armed forces made a sabotage attack on the NKR Defense Army combat positions in the north of the Line of Contact at 2:25pm local time on Feb 28. The Defense Army press office told ArmInfo, the NKR Defense Army subdivisions repelled the attack and the adversary retreated suffering losses.
The tension on the Line of Contact of the Nagorno- Karabakh and Azeri troops has recently escalated and the number of cases of ceasefire violation and sabotage attacks by Azerbaijan has considerably increased.
On 27 February, President of NKR Bako Sahakyan held a meeting with senior staff of the Artsakh Republic Police led by head of the Police Kamo Aghajanyan, the NKR president's press office said.
The US State Department's calls to set free the Azeri raiders prosecuted in Nagorno-Karabakh will receive no response, such an opinion was expressed by the Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute Sergey Minasyan, answering the question of Arminfo correspondent during press conference in Yerevan.
OSCE is concerned over the growing tension in Nagorny Karabakh, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic said at the UN Security Council.
ArmInfo’s interview with Avaz Hasanov, Director of the Society for Humanitarian Research in Azerbaijan
UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon discussed the situation in Nagorno Karabakh with Ivica Dacic, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the First Deputy Prime Minster and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia.
U.S. Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland's calls to free the Azerbaijani raiders convicted in Karabakh are inadmissible to Stepanakert. David Babayan, Spokesperson for the NKR President said the Artsakh Republic leadership had repeatedly declared that Shahbaz Guliyev and Dilham Askerov, and the third, liquidated raider Hasan Hasanov, committed terrorist acts in the territory of the Nagorny Karabakh Republic (NKR). The faced a transparent trial with participation of Mass Media and public organizations.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Jane Nuland's statements about the Karabakh conflict and her call to release the Azeri raiders as a humanitarian gesture was voiced in the wrong place, political expert Alexander Markarov has told ArmInfo's correspondent.
On 18 February, Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov (the Russian Federation), Pierre Andrieu (France), James Warlick (USA), the press service of the Artsakh Republic President reports.
Considering Russia's obligations to defend Armenia from external threats, any attacks on the Armenian territory will give it a pretext for interfering into the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian expert Vladimir Yevseyav told ArmInfo on Monday.
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair James Warlick of the United States is sure that all can benefit from talks about steps towards a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
Tigran S. Simonyan (1991), a soldier of the NKR Defense Army died of a gunshot wound on the combat position in the north of the country on February 10 approximately at 7.55pm local time.
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 east direction of the Seisulan settlement of the NKR Martakert region on Tuesday.
ArmInfo’s interview with Ilgar Velizade, Head of the South Caucasus Club of Political Analysts, Azerbaijani political scientist
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev presented his own distorted interpretation of self-determination principle at Munich Security Conference, Spokesperson of the Armenian Foreign Minister Tigran Balayan says addressing the Azeri president's speech in a series of tweets.