Practically all elements of a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement are “on the table”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Azerbaijani and Iranian counterparts in Baku on Thursday.
Armenian political, public and analytical circles believe that the landmark visit of two Armenian Church leaders to Nagorno-Karabakh at a crucial time for the struggling republic will have a lasting impact.
A bill that would commit Armenia to formally recognizing the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) was not included in the agenda of the current session of parliament. The authorities call into question the prudence of passing a Karabakh recognition bill now. However, they say that, when a timely opportunity comes, not only Armenia, but also the international community will recognize the independence of NKR.
The co-chairs of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)] are not responsible for saying who attacked first in military operations, Alexander Iskandaryan, the director of the Yerevan based Caucasus Institute, told media Monday.
The body of an Armenian soldier was returned on April 20 in an operation carried out under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Levon Mnatsakanyan, the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Defense Minister and Chief Commander of the Defense Army, said that the statements by former defense chief, Lieutenant-General Samvel Babayan are sabotage against the society in Karabakh and its independence.
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.”
The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), which is the world’s largest Armenian non-profit organization, says the latest escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh has not hampered its current programs and activities in the second Armenian republic.
Hayk Torosyan, a 19-year-old-conscript of Nagorno-Karabakh’s Defense Army, is one of the 121 soldiers who got wounded during four-day hostilities at the line of contact with Azerbaijan.
There is no need for Armenia to consider withdrawing from the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Gagik Melikyan, from the Republican faction, told media Friday in response to a draft law before the National Assembly.