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According to Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, the essence of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process is that “Karabakh can never be part of Azerbaijan.”
The Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) has called upon Members of Congress to withdraw from the Congressional Caucus on Turkey and Turkish Americans and the Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus “in light of the pattern of behavior culminating in the military offensive admittedly initiated by Azerbaijan with the support of Turkish military, personnel, and equipment on April 2nd against Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.”
His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, have arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh on a joint visit supposed to bolster the spirit of Armenians fighting for their identity in a beleaguered land.
One Armenian serviceman was reportedly wounded overnight as a result of continued Azeri violations in the Karabakh conflict zone. The April 5 ceasefire agreed by the conflicting parties after a major outbreak of hostilities earlier this month has, however, largely held.
The Los Angeles City Hall was lighted in Armenian flag colors to honor the victims of recent hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The photo was posted on the Facebook page of the Consulate General of Armenia in LA.
Armenia’s former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian, who plans to set up a political party soon, disagrees with the view of former president and current opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosyan that “now is not the time to accuse the authorities and try to hold them accountable for mistakes and failings.”
Former Armenian residents, Masha and Girsha (Misha), have taken their first steps on the grass in a bear sanctuary in Romania after being moved there through a strenuous effort involving activists from several countries.
The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is calling upon the Obama Administration to investigate violations of the “Leahy Law” regarding U.S. military assistance to units of the Azerbaijani armed forces that are credibly reported to have committed “gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.”
Azerbaijani armed forces used unmanned aerial vehicles for spying purposes in the southern, eastern and northern directions of the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh overnight as the tentative April 5 ceasefire agreed in the conflict zone after four days of deadly fighting mostly held on April 11 and early April 12.
Armenia’s ex-president and current opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosyan believes the Karabakh war will soon shift from the battlefields to a “diplomatic front”, in which, he says, current president Serzh Sargsyan “should feel strong and have the support of the people.”