Praying for Artsakh: Armenian Catholicoi give blessings to Karabakh soldiers

As part of their landmark visit to Nagorno-Karabakh held in conditions of a tense ceasefire 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, visited St. Hovhannes Mkrtich church of Gandzasar on April 13.

Karabakh: Armenian, Azerbaijani leaders head for Vienna talks

The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan are expected to hold their first meeting after last month’s hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh. The meeting in Vienna, Austria, due to take place tonight has been prepared through the efforts of international mediators.

Mediators: Parties to Karabakh conflict demonstrate readiness to observe truce

International mediators brokering a solution to the protracted Nagorno-Karabakh dispute believe that the parties to the conflict are ready to observe the ceasefire that was tentatively reached after several days of intense fighting earlier this week.

Karabakh: One Armenian soldier killed at line of contact

An Armenian soldier has received a fatal gunshot wound in Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, Stepanakert’s military reports.

Response to Babayan: Armenian officials downplay criticism from Karabakh’s ex-commander

Ruling party representatives in Armenia take the criticism of the former military commander of Nagorno Karabakh regarding the April fighting with Azerbaijan in its stride, saying, at the same time, that criticizing is the “easiest thing to do”.

Karabakh: Armenian soldier wounded amid tense ceasefire

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.

Russia: 1994-95 Karabakh ceasefire agreements must be respected

The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh does not have and cannot have a military solution and can only be resolved in a political and diplomatic way, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated during a visit to Yerevan on Friday.

“At this stage we consider it an absolute priority to ensure a full and strict implementation of the 1994 and 1995 ceasefire agreements, which are timeless in nature and as such must be respected by all parties,” the top Russian diplomat said at a press conference with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian after talks.

Sefilian: Continued hostilities would give a final solution to Karabakh problem

A 1992-1994 Karabakh war veteran who is one of the leaders of Armenia’s radical opposition movement today believes that the Armenian side should not have agreed to halt military operations after four days of fighting sparked by Azerbaijan’s aggression and should have given a “final solution” to the problem during the escalation earlier this month.

Karabakh Recognition: Key parliament committee withholds endorsement for Postanjyan-Bagratyan bill

A key committee in Armenia’s National Assembly on Monday did not give its approval to a bill co-authored by opposition lawmakers Zaruhi Postanjyan and Hrant Bagratyan that would commit Armenia to formally recognizing the independence of Nagorno Karabakh.

Sargsyan, Ter-Petrosyan Meet: Third, first Armenian presidents confer on Karabakh

President Serzh Sargsyan met with his bitter critic, former President Levon Ter-Petrosyan on Saturday in order to discuss the latest escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, his press office said.

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