Contents tagged with Armenia

  • Media: Moscow urged Armenia to launch Iskander missiles on Azerbaijan during Nagorno-Karabakh war

    Armenia launched at least one Iskander ballistic missile on Azerbaijani capital during the last armed clash in Nagorno-Karabakh, reported the publication Middle East Eye with a reference to a high-ranking official. The newspaper’s source said that the missile was fired in November last year, after a month and a half of heavy fighting. The source claims that the initiative to launch a missile at Baku came from Moscow. The Russians allegedly helped to carry out the launch, in an attempt to force …

  • Azerbaijani President: Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh will end in 5 years

    At a press conference on February 26, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that Russian military who is on a peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh, will leave in 5 years.

    Aliyev noted that Russiam troops are in the territory that is wholly owned by Azerbaijan. He assured that the Russian mission in Nagorno-Karabakh will not last for decades.

    "The term is 5 years, then, if everything is good, they will leave," Aliyev said.

    He said that he would not allow the construction of foreign …

  • Armenian Prime Minister: during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Russian missiles worked only 10 percent of the time

    During the war in Nagorno-Karabakh in the autumn of 2020, the Russian Iskander missiles in service with Armenian Armed Forces did not exploded "or exploded only 10% of the time", said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with the website 1in.am.

    Answering the journalist's question: "How is it possible?", Pashinyan replied: "I don't know... Maybe it’s an 80s weapon."

    Pashinyan’s comments came in response to the words of the country's former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan that …

  • Armed clashes continue in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Azerbaijan's State Security Service had to conduct an " anti-terrorist operation" near the village of Hadrut in Nagorno-Karabakh, said Azerbaijan's State Security Service and the Ministry of Defense in a joint statement.

    According to Azerbaijani officials, some Armenian armed groups remained in a wooded area in the northwestern part of Hadrut village in Azerbaijan's Khojavend District even after the ceasefire agreement took effect.

    According to Azerbaijan, Armenia said that these armed groups …

  • Armenian Prime Minister: electronic warfare systems bought for $42 million failed to protect the sky over Nagorno-Karabakh

    During the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, the electronic warfare systems purchased for $42 million did not work and failed to close the sky, stated Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a video address to the nation.

    "The sky was not "closed," ladies and gentlemen, because in 2017 we purchased $42 million worth of systems for the Armenian army (apparently referring to the deal to purchase Russian-made Repellent electronic warfare systems) which, as it turned out, simply did not work. The co- …

  • Russia agrees to Turkish peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement to establish a joint truce monitoring center in Nagorno-Karabakh. The document was signed by Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu on Tuesday, Interfax reported, citing the press service of the Turkish military.

    During the talks, the Russian and Turkish representatives agreed on all technical details for this joint center, and work is underway to open it as soon as possible.

    The agreement that resulted in …

  • Russia begins deploying peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh

    Nearly 800 Russian troops, who are part of the peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh, have been transferred to Armenia, reported Interfax, citing the Russian Defense Ministry. "Since November 10, Il-76 and An-124 aircraft have delivered more than 780 troops to Armenia, as well as more than 120 pieces of equipment - armoured personnel carriers, trucks and logistical support equipment," the Defense Ministry said.

    Earlier, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported that Lieutenant General …

  • Erdogan: Turkish troops will be deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh

    The Turkish military will be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh and perform the same duties as the Russian peacekeepers, said Turkish President Recep Erdogan after a meeting of the parliamentary faction of his Justice and Development Party.

    Speaking in parliament, Erdogan congratulated the people of Azerbaijan on their "historic victory."

    "Armenia will withdraw troops from the Kalbajar District by November 15, from parts of the Agdam and Gazakh districts by November 20, and by December 1 from the …

  • Armenia capitulates to Azerbaijan. Russia deploys peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed an agreement to end the war in Nagorno-Karabakh.

    According to the document cited by Sputnik.Armenia, the Azerbaijani army remains at its current positions, and Armenia returns to Azerbaijan Kalbajar District (by November 15) and Lachin District (by December 1), keeping only the Lachin Corridor (5 km wide), which will provide communication between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia …

  • Azerbaijan shoots down Russian military helicopter over Armenia

    Russian military helicopter Mi-24 was accidentally shot down by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    "The Azerbaijani side apologizes to the Russian side in connection with this tragic incident, which is accidental and was not directed against the Russian side," the statement reads.

    Azerbaijan also said it is ready to pay appropriate compensation.

    Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that a Russian Mi-24 helicopter was shot down from …