Recruitment for homeland defense, initiated by the Association of Freedom Fighters of the Shushi special battalion (SHAGAM) NGO, has been joined by several hundred volunteers.
Territory lost during four days of fighting in April are part of Nagorno Karabakh, and they will be addressed accordingly during negotiating process, said Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan.
A military assistance agreement with Nagorno-Karabakh is at the stage of drafting, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told the National Assembly on Wednesday in reply to a question from an opposition lawmaker.
The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) believes that Azerbaijan is trying to avoid responsibility for war crimes by putting responsibility for recent hostilities on Nagorno-Karabakh, while it is clear for the international community who the aggressor was.
A New York-based photojournalist well known for her photographs of American President Barack Obama during his campaign leading up to his presidency has conducted a workshop for students in Nagorno Karabakh, helping them organize a photo exhibition of their own works.
In a move that has been condemned as a “provocation” by Azerbaijan, the government of Armenia on May 5 is going to discuss and provide its conclusion on a bill dealing with the formal recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s (NKR) independence.
Allegations about Armenia’s “nuclear capabilities” and even possession of some kind of an “A-bomb”, which have been strongly denied at the state level in Yerevan, have recently led to a real anti-Armenian hysteria in Azerbaijan where at different levels calls have been made for the international community to deal with the matter.
The meeting between President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan held with international mediation was, in general, positively received by the Armenian side, but experts and politicians also general expect no significant changes in the process as a result of that.
Military authorities in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) said an Armenian soldier was killed overnight as an internationally mediated meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan aimed at reinforcing the ceasefire regime in the conflict zone was in progress in Vienna, Austria.
Sargsyan: Armenia was not against presence of peacekeepers in Karabakh, but wants “final settlement”
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who was in Germany on an official visit earlier this week, told a leading German broadcaster that Armenia did not speak against the presence of peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, but added that the conflict should get “a final settlement.”