PACE: No alternative to peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted a declaration, urging the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to show political will and reach a negotiated settlement within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group.

Lavrov: Political settlement for Karabakh has no alternative

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes that development of effective mechanisms to prevent violations of truce in Nagorno-Karabakh is a priority today.

In an interview with Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency on Wednesday he also spoke about plans to hold a meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh with the participation of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs soon.

Analyst: Iran seeks to strengthen its role in Karabakh process, prefers current status quo

Official Tehran does not participate in the Karabakh negotiation process, however, according to a Yerevan-based analyst, Iran is seeking to strengthen its role in the process.

Phased v Package: Analyst says either form of solution unfavorable for Armenians in Karabakh

Neither “phased”, nor “package” options of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement are acceptable for political analyst Ara Papian, the head of the Yerevan-based Modus Vivendi analytical center, who does not see any essential difference in them.

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.

Karabakh: Conflicting parties exchange bodies of soldiers killed in skirmishes

Nagorno-Karabakh’s state commission on prisoners of war, hostages and missing persons on Sunday participated in an exchange of bodies with the Azerbaijani side near the settlement of Bash Karvend.

Beating the Azeri: Armenian MMA fighter gives proceeds from “victorious” bout to Karabakh army

An Armenian mixed martial arts fighter who made headlines last week by dedicating his victory over an Azeri rival to soldiers in Nagorno Karabakh is going to transfer the proceeds from the Moscow bout to the Defense Army.

Karabakh: Two Armenian soldiers killed in fresh ceasefire violations

Two Armenian servicemen were killed in Nagorno-Karabakh overnight as Azerbaijani forces reportedly continued to violate the current ceasefire regime.

Smells Like War: Armenian analysts do not rule out new Azerbaijani aggression in Karabakh

Given the amassment of Azerbaijani troops along the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh, military analysts and observers in Armenia do not rule out another offensive by Azerbaijan at any time if it has no constraining circumstances.

Opposition MP: Armenia should not delay recognition of Karabakh

Opposition MP Zaruhi Postanjyan does not rule out that after the endorsement by the government of a bill on Nagorno-Karabakh’s recognition co-authored by her it will eventually be blocked in the National Assembly.