The joint approach of the Co-Chair states - Russia, United States and France - that selective approach to those principles and elements will make the settlement of the conflict impossible is well-known. The remarks came from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tigran Balayan in response to the question of Radio Liberty Armenian Service about Azerbaijani
In an interview with ArmInfo, Nikolay Silayev, Head of the Caucasus Cooperation NGO, senior research fellow at the Center for Regional Security and Caucasus Studies, speaks of the Caucasus policy of Russia, the latest geopolitical trends in the South Caucasus, the EEU prospects, as well as the supply of Russian military hardware to Azerbaijan.
Coordinator of US Assistance to Europe and Eurasia of the US Department of State Alina Romanowski told reporters in Baku "the US does not recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. The status of Nagorno- Karabakh is the subject of international negotiations and the OSCE Minsk Group," the Azeri media report the official as saying.
Armenian parliament vice speaker, the head of the Armenian delegation to PACE Hermine Naghdalyan says the adoption of a pro-Azerbaijani resolution by PACE is not a failure of the Armenian delegation. Talking to reporters today, on Nov 24, she commented on the draft resolution "Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deprived of water" passed by the PACE Committee on Social Affairs, on Nov 23.
Neither Armenian nor Azerbaijani diplomats can help making a breakthrough in the Karabakh peace process at the current stage, Alexander Iskandaryan, Director of the Caucasus Institute said at discussions on the Karabakh conflict in Yerevan.
The PACE Committees' adoption of the anti- Armenian resolutions are the consequence of the current geopolitical processes, David Shahnazaryan, former national security minister of Armenia, said at today's discussions on the Karabakh issue.
Anti-Armenian reports of PACE will in no way have an impact on Karabakh conflict settlement, Director of the Caucasus Institute Aleksandr Iskandaryan told ArmInfo's correspondent, when commenting on the adoption by the PACE Social Affairs Committee of an anti Armenian report on Sarsang water reservoir, and on the "Escalation of Violence in Nagorno- Karabakh and Other Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan" report, prepared by Robert Walter British rapporteur.
The information about Armenia and Azerbaijan's presidents meeting will be provided in due time and due form, Tigran Balayan, Press-Secretary of Armenia's Foreign Ministry told ArmInfo's correspondent, touching upon the publication of Hraparak newspaper that the meeting will take place on December 1 in Paris.
The European structures should not turn into a bazaar, David Babayan, Spokesman for the Nagorno-Karabakh President, has told ArmInfo when commenting on adoption of the anti-Armenian draft resolution on Sarsang reservoir "Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deprived of water". The document was adopted by the PACE Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development.
U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick has told APA that the seven territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh are to be returned to Azerbaijan's control as part of a comprehensive settlement as he stated in his speech at the Carnegie Endowment. Warlick said this when commenting on the media reports on return of some territories surrounding Nagorno Karabakh disseminated following Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's recent visit to Armenia.
Russia is a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group for resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Armenia highly appreciates efforts of Moscow and other mediators. Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian made such statement in an interview with a local Aravot Daily when commenting on media reports about secret talks launched by Russia for ceding some regions around Karabakh to Azerbaijan.
Aliyev clan and Azerbaijan's fascist regime have robbed the country and in order to justify themselves in front of their own people they try to lay the blame on Armenia, demanding "compensation for the damage caused by war", David Babayan, Nagorno- Karabakh president's press secretary, told ArmInfo's correspondent, commenting on the information of Azerbaijani mass media of Baku's intention to demand compensation from Armenia "for loosing the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and communities adjacent to it".
The European Union has a clear stand on the Karabakh conflict settlement - the EU condemns the violence and urges the parties to conduct a peace dialogue, Ambassador Piotr Switalski, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, said in Yerevan on November 19.
US Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Bridget Brink is not familiar with the information on behind the scenes negotiations on ceding several territories to Azerbaijan, spread by mass media.
The key to the Karabakh conflict settlement is in the hands of Yerevan, Stepanakert and Baku, not in Washington or Moscow, the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan says in an interview with DW.
Baku's accusations against Yerevan are nothing more than a vain attempt to distract attention from its direct ties with various terrorist groups, Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan told in an interview to the RFE/Radio Liberty, commenting on the Azerbaijan's president Ilham Aliyev's statement at the G20 summit in Turkey.
Irresolvable conflicts like the Karabakh one should not 'be troubled,' Yevgeny Satanovsky, President of the Independent Scientific Center "Middle East Institute" told ArmInfo.
Armenian Parliament weighs a statement on PACE rapporteur Robert Walter's report "Escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh and the other occupied territories of Azerbaijan" and its putting on agenda of the PACE January Session. Galust Sahakyan, Armenian Parliament Speaker made such statement in response to the suggestion by Aghvan Vardanyan, Secretary of ARFD Party Faction, to discuss a possible statement on the above report with the heads of the parliamentary factions.
Azerbaijan's fatal November 12th sniper attacks against the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) highlight the urgent need for U.S. leadership in implementing the common-sense, life-saving proposals being advanced by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), Ranking Democrat Eliot Engel (D-NY) and over 80 of their U.S. House colleagues, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) .
Baku responded to the Minsk Group co-chairs' statement. "In the negotiating process the co-chairs are required to be neither judges nor advocates, but only to ensure implementation of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly, documents of Non-Aligned Movement, the Organization of Islamic Conference, the PACE, as well as the relevant decisions of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the settlement of the conflict, reflecting the will of the international community", head of the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Hikmet Hajiyev told APA commenting on the statement of the OSCE Minsk Group on November 12, 2015.
Two Armenian soldiers - Vahe V. Vanosyan (born in 1995) and Michael A. Torosyan (1996) were killed, as Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire on November 12, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) Defense Ministry reports.
Russia's approaches to the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process remain unchangeable, Maria Zakharova, an official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry said at a press briefing on Nov 12 commenting on the recent media reports in Armenia claiming that the seven regions around Nagorno-Karabakh might be transferred to Azerbaijan. These reports emerged immediately after Sergey Lavrov's visit to Yerevan on November 9.
"Considering the sensitivity of the negotiations, attempts to change the format or create parallel mechanisms can disrupt the negotiation process and impede progress towards a settlement", the Minsk Group co- chairs' statement says, which has been published in the organization's website related to the putting the report on Nagorno-Karabakh on the agenda of PACE winter session.
By putting Swiss citizen Vartan Sirmakes on the Interpol wanted list, Azerbaijan once again demonstrates its real face, David Babayan, Spokesman for the Nagorno-Karabakh President, has told ArmInfo when commenting on Azerbaijan's decision to put Vartan Sirmakes, a Swiss citizen of Armenian descent, on the Interpol wanted list.
The ICRC is taking measures to ensure the visit to Armenian citizen Lusine Abovyan, who crossed into Azerbaijan on November 8, Zara Amatuni, Head of Communication and Prevention Programmes at the ICRC Yerevan Office, has told ArmInfo.
Russia encourages Yerevan's commitment to exclusively peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced at the press conference held with the Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on November 9.
When welcoming the report on "Escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh and the other occupied territories of Azerbaijan" prepared by PACE rapporteur Robert Walter (United Kingdom, EC), the skilled diplomat James Warlick, U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, probably wanted to say that the co-chairs welcome any effort towards settlement of the Karabakh conflict. The statement comes from David Babayan, Spokesperson for the Nagorno-Karabakh President.
Yesterday's PACE resolution on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was a clear and balanced statement, which reflected a deep understanding of the whole complex of issues related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by the European structure, the former US Assistant Secretary for the South Caucasus, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan,Matthew Bryza, said in an interview to Vestnik Kavkaza.
Azerbaijan violated the cease-fire on October 27 at the time when the Minsk Group Co-chairs were crossing the line of contact between Nagorno- Karabakh and Azerbaijan. That incident took place days after the Co-chairs directly called upon Azerbaijan to agree to the creation of the mechanism of investigation of cease-fire violations. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian made such statement talking to RFE/RL Armenian Service (Azatutyun.am).
"Escalation of Violence in Nagorno- Karabakh and Other Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan" report, prepared by Robert Walter (United Kingdom, EC), a rapporteur of the PACE Political Affairs Committee, is on the agenda of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) January session.
Armenia's Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan told journalists today that he would like to hear addressed assessments of Karabakh conflict from the OSCE Minsk Group.