Contents tagged with Armenia

  • Sargsyan: Russia remains Armenia's strategic partner despite supplying weapons to Azerbaijan

    According to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, the Kremlin remains a strategic partner of Armenia, despite the fact that Russia supplies arms to Azerbaijan, as reported by Sputnik.

    "It's a fact that Russia is our strategic ally and we are a member of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization). We are sensitive to the fact that Russia and other CSTO countries continue to supply weapons to Azerbaijan. But, as you know, our abilities to resist this are limited," Sargsyan said.

    On April 2 …

  • Azerbaijani Defense Ministry declared its readiness to attack Stepanakert

    The Head of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, Zakir Hasanov, has prepared his troops for a possible attack on Stepanakert. Baku promises to launch an attack if the shelling from the Armenian side continues.

    The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan are ready for an attack on Stepanakert and other cities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on Monday, April 4, that this order was given by the Head of the Ministry, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov. According to Defense Ministry …

  • Georgian Prime Minister met with security forces due to situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Due to the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, met with the head of the Foreign Ministry, security ministers, heads of the relevant bodies and committee chairpersons of Georgia, Ekho Kavkaza reported.

    According to the press service of the Georgian Prime Minister, representatives of the security forces provided Kvirikashvili with all necessary information regarding the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, as reported by Georgia Online.

    “Georg …

  • Sargsyan: Nagorno-Karabakh could escalate into a full-scale war

    At a meeting with ambassadors of OSCE member states, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said that the aggravation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh could escalate into full-scale war, Rosbalt reported.

    "A further escalation of hostilities may have unpredictable and irreversible consequences, up to a full-scale war," the Armenian President said.

    According to Sargsyan, Armenia favors the cessation of hostilities and the return of all troops to the positions they held prior to April 1st, 2016. …

  • Sargsyan: Armenia will continue to defend Nagorno-Karabakh

    Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has said that Armenia will meet its commitment to protect Nagorno-Karabakh, Interfax reported.

    Armenia has lost 18 servicemen and another 35 were injured during the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, according to Deutsche Welle.

    Sargsyan also stated that the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was entrusted to develop the Mutual Military Assistance Pact in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

    According to the …

  • Erdoğan expresses support for Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

    During a telephone conversation with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his condolences over the deaths of soldiers who died fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Anadolu news agency reported, citing sources in the Turkish Presidential Administration. Aliyev's press service also stated that Erdoğan expressed support for Azerbaijan, RBC reported.

    "The Turkish President expressed support and solidarity in relation to the conflict between the …

  • Azerbaijani Ambassador in Russia: There is only a military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

    The Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia, Polad Bülbüloğlu, said that diplomatic efforts to settle the conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh proved to be ineffective, and the only solution is the "military way", Radio Svoboda reported.

    According to the diplomat who spoke on air on the "Govorit Moskva" radio station, 21 percent of Azerbaijani territory is occupied by Armenian Forces, so the heads of the two former Soviet republics can only start negotiations when the Armenian Armed Forces …

  • Heavy fighting reported in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Heavy fighting has been reported in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region in Azerbaijani territory with a predominantly Armenian population.

    The Armenian military has accused Azerbaijan of mounting a major offensive, involving tanks, heavy artillery, and helicopters, Radio Free Europe reported.

    Baku, in turn, has claimed that Azerbaijani troops acted in self-defense.

    Casualties have been reported on both sides.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “President Putin urges the parties to the …

  • Abrahamyan: Russia will provide Armenia with discounted gas

    Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan stated that Russia will provide a discount on natural gas for Armenian consumers, reported Radio Azatutyun. He added that the extent of the discount has not yet been determined.

    “This issue was discussed at the meeting between the President of Armenia and the President of Russia in Moscow. The agencies have been entrusted with carrying out a discussion on the issue of price reduction. It will become known to what extent the price can be reduced during …

  • Armenia is ready to adhere to an OSCE-monitored ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

    The Press Service of the Armenian Defense Ministry announced on Friday that Armenia is ready to respect the Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire, if Azerbaijan responds positively to the call of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman, Andrzej Kasprzyk, reported Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Answering the call of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman we claim that the Armenian Armed Forces are ready to strictly comply with the ceasefire on the borders of Armenia and will not take any steps that …