Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Healing the Wounds: Soldiers from Karabakh getting treatment at military hospital in Yerevan

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.

U.S. praises Armenian-Azerbaijani meeting, vows assistance in Karabakh settlement

The United States has described the May 16 meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict was “a step in the right direction”, praising the two South Caucasus leaders for demonstrating “political will”.

Karabakh: Azerbaijan uses spy drones as ceasefire holds in conflict zone

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.

Church and Army: Clergy stood next to servicemen during tense days in Karabakh

The brief war in Nagorno Karabakh in early April resulted not only in the mobilization of the military, but also the clergy, which became evident already on the third day of the hostilities when His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, conducted an unprecedented prayer at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Yerevan – for the Homeland and the soldiers defending it.

Dirty Bomb Row: References to Armenia’s ‘nuke capability’ spark hysteria in Azerbaijan

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.

Analyst on Vienna Meeting: Preconditions to be discussed, not about peace negotiation

A possible meeting in Vienna between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan will relate to preconditions proposed by the Armenian side connected with the negotiations over the Nagorno Karabakh issue, political analyst Hrant Melik-Shahnazaryan said Monday.

Karabakh: Baku’s reports on killing, wounding senior Armenian officers “propaganda ploy”

Nagorno-Karabakh has denied allegations made in Azerbaijan about high-ranking Armenian military officials being killed or seriously wounded in Azeri strikes, describing them as Baku’s “propaganda ploys” to hide the failures of its own army.

Second Time Soldiers: Black Panthers of Armavir return to Karabakh

Men of all ages, gathered in the courtyard of the Armavir Provincial Military Commissariat, give a loud military salute to the commander’s greeting, which is followed by response in a manly voice: “Good luck guys and welcome back”.

On the Ground: President Sargsyan visits Karabakh amid reports on expected peace talks

On Monday, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan made his first trip to Nagorno-Karabakh after the four-day war there.

While on a working visit to the second Armenian republic, Sargsyan, according to his press office, met with Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan, senior army officers for consultations. A wide range of issues related to army building was reportedly discussed.

Karabakh: Mediators call for Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting

International mediators have urged the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev, to meet again through their agency to discuss ways of de-escalating the situation in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone.