Growth of tension at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and at the Karabakh-Azerbaijan line of contact is a regular ill-fated expression of its complexes by Azerbaijan, political expert, Aleksandr Markarov, said at today's press-conference.
"We are concerned about any loss of life on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border and the Line of Contact. The number of incidents and resulting deaths and injuries is also a setback in our efforts to work with parties to find a lasting peace", U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick says in an interview with APA, when commenting on the detention of the Azeri subversive group in Karvachar.
Armavir Mayor Ruben Khlghatyan's car has exploded in the mine-studded territory of Kashatagh, Artsakh, Shamshyan.com reports.
The Police of the Nagorn-Karabakh Republic have published the details of the case related to neutralization and detention of the Azeri subversive and intelligence group in the NKR territory.
The reaction of the Armenian party at the Azerbaijani invasions is quite guarded and inadequate, the first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan said in an interview with ILur.am, when commenting on growth of tension at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and at the line of contact between the armed forces of Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
It is unacceptable to speculate the Karabakh issue for the political goals, vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament, press-secretary of the RPA, Eduard Sharmazanov, told Arminfo correspondent when commenting on the statement by the first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan, according to which the authorities of the country, instead of dealing with the Karabakh conflict settlement, are busy with constitutional reforms, which will ensure their reproduction.
1005 residents of Vank village in Nagorno-Karabakh have addressed a letter to Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan, who is currently in custody, and to the Armenians worldwide, Artsakh Today reports.
17-year-old Smbat Tsakanyan was kidnapped and killed by the Azeri saboteurs, the Nagorno- Karabakh Prosecutor General's Office reports. "The forensic medical examination has revealed numerous gunshot wounds on Tsakanyan's body. According to the preliminary inquiry, Tsakanyan was kidnapped by the armed group of the Azeri citizens who illegally crossed the NKR border", says the statement.
Russia is not instigating anybody in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Ambassador of Russia to Armenia Ivan Volynkin said on Friday, when asked by ArmInfo to comment on the reports that Russia is responsible for the growing tension in Nagorno-Karabakh.
A military serviceman Gevorg Avagyan (born in 1994) sustained a fatal gunshot wound on Friday at around 7am. The incident occurred in a military base of a protection area of a Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) Defense Army unit, which is stationed in a southerly direction.
To remind, Azeris made new attempts to mount a sabotage attack on the Armenian-NKR section of the border (near Karvachar) last week. The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Ministry has told ArmInfo that they revealed and neutralized all members of the Azerbaijani subversive group. Some members of the group were captured, and others escaped.
Together with the authorities of Armenia, the Armenian society, international partners, as well as the EU member-states and European agencies we are now in the middle of the reflection process, he said and added that they cannot immediately adopt a decision about further cooperation format.
The Armenian party will mine all possible ways of penetration from Azerbaijan to Karvachar, Armenia's Defense Minister, Seyran Ohanyan, said at today's session of the government when asked by Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan to comment on the situation at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border for the last period of time.
The Ministry of National Security and the General Prosecutor's Office issued a joint statement on the case of Rauf Mirkadirov. This statement appeared on the site of the prosecutor office morning of July 17. However, on the eve of the authorities gave leakage publishing this document in a number of pro-government media.
The trial of the Azeri raiders must take place in Nagorno-Karabakh as the crime was committed there. As far as Armenia is concerned, it may just provide support in the matter, former Human Rights Defender of Armenia Larisa Alaverdyan told journalists on Wednesday.
The families of Azeri saboteurs have applied to the International Committee of the Red Cross. APA reports that the members of the family of killed Hasan Hasanov have applied to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing People.
The Azeri attack on Karvachar and the growing tension on the contact line between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan are the result of the statements by OSCE Minsk Group US co-chair James Warlick that the current status quo in Nagorno- Karabakh cannot be preserved, former Human Rights Defender of Armenia Larisa Alaverdyan told journalists on Wednesday.
The Prosecutor General's Office of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has brought criminal charges against the Azeri raiders detained near Karvachar last week.
Resident of Nagorno- Karabakh's Askeran district David Daniyelyan was killed by an Azeri sniper while driving a tractor in the field on Tuesday. The NKR Prosecutor's Office is investigating the case.
The health status of Karine Davtyan, which suffered because of the Azerbaijani sabotage attack, has become better, press-secretary of Armenia's Defense Ministry, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, told journalists today.
As of 1pm Monday an operation of the special units of Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Ministry is over, the Ministry said in a statement. All members of the group have been either captured or killed. The details will be issued shortly.
The search for the missing 17-year-old boy Smbat Tsakanyan is still going on in Karvachar. Ara Hovhannisyan, Head of Nor Erkej rural administration, has told Radio Azatutyun that the boy disappeared on July 7.
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs are working on the settlement of Karabakh conflict, American Co-Chair James Warlick tweeted about the diplomats' meeting in Warsaw.
Challenges of the OSCE MG about non-use of force are not targeted because of the rules of diplomacy, Ambassador of France to Armenia, Henri Reynaud, said at today's press-conference in Yerevan, when replying to the question, why the co-chairs always appeal to both parties, and do not specifically point at the Azerbajani party which violates ceasefire and makes bellicose statements.
The NKR Defense Ministry introduced consecutive proofs on the capture of Azerbaijani subversive-intelligence group members. The statement by the press service of the NKR Defense Ministry says:
"The statement by U.S. Ambassador to Armenia made me, at least, perplexed", former advisor to the president of Azerbaijan in 1993-99, participant in the negotiations on the Karabakh conflict, political scientist Eldar Namazov says in his interview to Turan.
Last week, the British Minister for Europe, David Lidington, announced to Parliament that the British government will continue to apply the OSCE embargo to the supply of military list equipment to military, police and security forces and related governmental entities, where this equipment could be used in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, or on the land border between Azerbaijan and Armenia, commonspace.eu reported.
The OSCE Minsk Group American Co-chair James Warlick will meet with the Co-chairs representing Russia and France to discuss next steps on Nagorno-Karabakh peace.
The only lever for Azerbaijan's affecting by Russia is Nagornyy Karabakh conflict, Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute, Sergey Minasyan, said at today's press-conference.
Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Artsakh, Edward Nalbandian and Karen Mirzoyan, have discussed issues related to the current stage of the negotiations for peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict, according to the Armenian Foreign Ministry.
As a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, U.S. is committed to helping both sides reach a peaceful settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Jen Psaki, U.S. Department Spokesperson said at Daily Press Briefing in response to the question about the constant violation of the ceasefire by Azerbaijan.