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23/07 18:07 OSCE MG Co-Chairs hope negotiations over Karabakh conflict settlement will be intensified, Igor Popov says

The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs hope that the negotiations over the Karabakh conflict settlement will be intensified, Igor Popov, Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, told reporters in Baku on July 23.

23/07/2015 11:52

James Warlick: Peaceful Settlement Possible if the Parties are Ready and Willing

"Meetings today in Baku with the Pres and FM to discuss #NKpeace. A negotiated settlement is possible if the parties are ready and willing", OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from US James Warlick twitted.

22/07/2015 21:17

A case is initiated in Azerbaijan for German Sterligov

A criminal case is initiated in Azerbaijan for German Sterligov, the Russian businessman. According to the Azerbaijani mass-media this has been declared in the joint statement of the Ministry of Exterior and the General Prosecutor's Office.

22/07/2015 21:14

OSCE monitoring of Karabakh-Azerbaijani Line of Contact registers no incidents

On July 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 eastern direction of the Talish village of the NKR Martakert region.

22/07/2015 18:29

Status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is unacceptable, Donald Tusk says

The status quo in the Nagorno-Karabakhconflict is unacceptable for theEuropean Union, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, said on July 22 during a press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

22/07/2015 13:06

David Babayan: Baku's provocative actions fit into a terrorist state's public policy

Azerbaijan's provocative actions on the Line of Contact of the Artsakh and Azerbaijani armed forces fit into the public policy of a terrorist and fascist state - Azerbaijan, David Babayan, Spokesman for the Nagorno-Karabakh President, has told ArmInfo.

21/07/2015 15:20

Deputy: Realization of Need for Adequate and Targeted Estimates on Karabakh Conflict is Growing

Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan's July 20 behaviour has shown that it is time the international society make targeted statements and take a specific approach towards all the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict sides, Armenian Parliament deputy Tevan Poghosyan has told ArmInfo journalist.

21/07/2015 15:10

Tevan Poghosyan Suggesting Deploying Minsk Mediators' Office Near Line of Contact of Artsakhi and Azeri Troops

"Heritage" Party deputy Tevan Poghosyan is suggesting deploying OSCE Minsk Group mediators' office near the Line of Contact of the Artsakhi and Azeri troops. This, he has told ArmInfo journalist, will decrease the escalation in the conflict zone.

21/07/2015 00:54

Minister of Foreign Affairs of RA: Baku's Destructive Stance Jeopardizing the Efforts Bent for some Advancement of Negotiations Process

Baku's destructive position is jeopardizing Armenia and OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs' efforts bent for some advancement of the negotiations process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian told OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Igor Popov (Russia), James Warlick (USA) and Pierre Andrieu (France) during their meeting on July 20.

21/07/2015 00:45

James Warlick: There is no way of Finding a Comprehensive Settlement of Karabakh Conflict without having Specified the Nagorno-Karabakh Status

Without having specified the Nagorno-Karabakh status there is no way of finding a comprehensive settlement of the Karabakh conflict, James Warlick, an American co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group, said during a July 20 press conference in Yerevan.

20/07/2015 17:30

James Warlick: Deployment of Peacemakers to be One of the Points of the Final Karabakh Conflict Settlement

The deployment of peacemakers is to be one of the points of the negotiations-based comprehensive settlement of the Karabakh conflict, James Warlick, American co- chair at OSCE Minsk Group, told at a July 20 press conference in Yerevan.

20/07/2015 14:18

President of Armenia urges European officials not to equate parties to Karabakh conflict

The European Games in Baku were the best gift to the Armenian side, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said at a joint press conference with President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

20/07/2015 11:33

US financial aid meant for those who suffered from Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Robert Cekuta says

"The financial aid allocated by the US Senate Committee on Appropriations is meant for people who suffer from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta told reporters on July 19.

16/07/2015 12:14

Ministry of Defence of NKR Warns: Foe's Air Targets to be Eliminated in case Artsakh Airspace is Intruded

Azerbaijan has recently resumed the air-force exercises near the Line of Contact. The flights occur about 10-15 km near the Line of Contact of Azerbaijani- Karabakhi armies.

08/07/2015 15:39

As NKR President speaks at Chatham House, Azerbaijanis protesting outside

Artsakh (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan is delivering a speech at Chatham House, Royal Institutive of International Affairs, the NKR Foreign Ministry said in a tweet.

26/06/2015 22:32

David Babayan: Aliyev confesses that international community exerts pressure on Baku regarding escalation in Karabakh conflict zone

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."

24/06/2015 14:09

Anti-Armenian wordings on Karabakh problem removed from PACE resolution on Azerbaijan

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.

23/06/2015 19:54

OSCE on developments in Armenia: Safety of journalists must be ensured at all times

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."

23/06/2015 19:38

UN Secretary General concerned over regular ceasefire violations in Karabakh conflict zone

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.

23/06/2015 19:33

Igor Crnadak says Karabakh conflict should be settled within OSCE MG irrespective of ECHR's rulings

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.

19/06/2015 14:36

NKR Parliament condemns PACE's draft resolution containing wordings on "Armenia's occupation of Artsakh"

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.

19/06/2015 14:02

Artsakh cannot become a part of Azerbaijan, Jacques Faure says

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.

18/06/2015 17:15

Edward Nalbandian: To settle Karabakh conflict, OSCE Minsk Group needs real not formal support

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.

18/06/2015 14:13

Nikolay Bordyzha: Armenia will receive assistance from its CSTO allies in case of "negative developments in its territory"

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.

18/06/2015 10:54

Avaz Hasanov: Long-Term Absence of Karabakh Conflict Solution Leads to Lack of Society's Confidence towards Negotiations

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.

16/06/2015 21:57

Ter-Tadevosyan: Appointment of Mnatsakanyan as NKR defense minister to enhance Defense Army's combativity

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.

16/06/2015 16:02

Dmitry Atabashyan: Stepanakert Airport Performing General Aviation Flights

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.

16/06/2015 16:01

Views from Baku: OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have come to a "conceptual deadlock"

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.

15/06/2015 14:05

OSCE Minsk Group to do everything possible to achieve signing of Great Peace Agreement, James Warlick says

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.

11/06/2015 12:53

James Warlick: Time to Recommit Negotiations on Karabakh Conflict

"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.

11/06/2015 12:22

Soldier dies in Nagorny Karabakh

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.