Garo Paylan, lawmaker of the Turkish Parliament from the People's Democratic Party, says that he underwent violence by the lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party during the constitutional committee meeting only because he is Armenian, Bianet.org reports.
The Armenian Defense Ministry's IT cooperation with experts is still going on and it is not connected with the April escalation in Artsakh, Armenian Defense Ministry Spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said at a press conference in Yerevan on May 3.
Special Investigation Service of Armenia has initiated a criminal case against Mihran Poghosyan, the ex-head of Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of Armenia (JACES) on the basis of Article 310 of the Criminal Code of Armenia (Illegal participation in entrepreneurial activity.
Armenian Defense Ministry Spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan cannot say whether one should expect any resumption of armed hostilities on the line of contact of the Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops on May 8-9 (on the day of liberation of Shushi - editor's note).
Though Armenia is a CSTO member, it pins no hopes on the allies within the Organization, Deputy Chairman of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Armen Ashotyan said at a press conference in Yerevan.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has awarded the Azerbaijani armed forces serviceman, who beheaded Kyaram Sloyan, a conscript soldier of the NKR Defense Army.
Despite the calls of the international society and OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Baku continues violating the ceasefire agreement of 1994 which has no time limitations and the verbal agreement on stopping the military actions in the zone of Karabakh conflict from April 5 2016, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian stated at a press conference in Helsinki on May 2.
In an interview with ArmInfo, Azerbaijani political expert Zardusht Alizade shares his opinion about the core of the ‘four-day war’, Russia’s policy towards the South Caucasus, Turkey and Iran, as well as the role of Russia and the West in the latest geopolitical realities of the South Caucasus.
The Azerbaijan side again shelled Armenian positions on the northeastern direction of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan overnight, the press-service of Armenia's Defense Ministry reports.
The former prime minister of Armenia, lawmaker Hrant Bagratyan thinks that the dismissal of the high-ranking officials of the Armenian Defense Ministry is an 'insufficient measure'.
ArmInfo’s interview with Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski
The Armenian authorities have once again demsontarted deceptive behavior by pushing through the draft of amendments and additions to Electoral Code; Head of Armenian National Congress Faction Levon Zurabyan expressed this opinion at today's briefing in parliament.
The conditions put forward by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan for the resumption of negotiations undermine the peace process on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said, APA reports.
"Azerbaijan is committed to negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the conflict. But it should produce a positive outcome. That is not to say that we should negotiate for another 25 years. What we say is, let's go forward by any means," Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan said, APA reports. He said a meeting with the co-chairs can take place on the sidelines of an event which will be held in mid- May in one of the cities of Europe.
The large-scale armed hostilities in Artsakh are yet to start and the April developments were just "an exhibition performance" of the Azerbaijani authorities, Zaruhi Postanjyan, Head of the Heritage Party Faction, said in Parliament on April 29.
The statement made by Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Baku's readiness to continue negotiations on Karabakh settlement is an attempt to throw dust in the eyes of the international community, Deputy Speaker of Armenian parliament and Press Secretary of Ruling Republican Party Eduard Sharmazanov told in a talk to ArmInfo's correspondent touching upon the recent statement of the Azerbaijani foreign minister.
As long as Azerbaijan continues violating the ceasefire and there is intensive shelling, no negotiations are possible, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov said after the meeting the Executive Body of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), Thursday.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, called for a "Leahy Law" investigation into reports that the Azerbaijan armed forces, which annually receive millions of dollars in U.S. military aid, committed gross violations of human rights during Baku's April 2nd offensive against Nagorno Karabakh, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
Moscow continues working with Armenia and Armenia at all possible levels equally urging the sides to refrain from escalation of violence, says Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Committee for International Affairs of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.
The Defense Ministry of Armenia reports 13 incidents of the ceasefire violation on the northeast of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border overnight. The adversary opened mostly sporadic fire at the Armenian positions using small arms and sniper weapons.
"We hope that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be resolved peacefully within the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Beijing, at the ministerial meeting of the countries participating in the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.
The opposition exaggerates the Electoral Code's role in holding fair elections, Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian lawmaker, member of the Civil Contract Party, said in Parliament on April 28.
"Nearly three weeks have passed since a cease-fire put an end to the largest escalation of hostilities that Nagorno-Karabakh has seen in more than 20 years. Though the fighting between the forces of Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh has tapered off, the political ramifications of the conflict have not.
One of the EU priorities is to support the OSCE Minsk Group's efforts towards settlement of the Karabakh conflict, says Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Malena Mard, APA reports.
The Defense Ministry of Armenia reports 18 incidents of the ceasefire violation on the northeast of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border overnight. The adversary opened mostly sporadic fire at the Armenian positions using small arms and sniper weapons.
Mark Toner, State Department Deputy Spokesperson, was asked to comment on the situation in Nagorno Karabakh, at a Department Daily Press Briefing on April 27.
In an interview with ArmInfo, Manvel Sargsyan, Director of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS), speaks about the latest impulses around the Karabakh peace process, “the four-day war,” Russia’s role and place in the geopolitical processes around Nagorno-Karabakh, and the recent tendencies in Armenia’s foreign policy.
Touching upon relations with Russia, the minister noted that they remain friendly as before and nothing has changed. The minister informed that currently they work to deliver the purchased weapons to Armenia as soon as possible.
The time has come for the international community to call Baku to order and bring it back to a constructive track by using specific measures, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian stated at the Armenian parliament today.
A criminal case has been instituted over the offshore scandal related to the name of Mihran Poghosyan, the former head of the Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of Armenia, Justice Minister of Armenia Arpine Hovhannisyan said in Parliament on April 27.
Restraint should be exercised in the situation of Nagorno-Karabakh the primary task is to exclude regular outbreak of aggression, official representative of Russian foreign ministry Maria Zakharova stated.