Contents tagged with Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Rebel commander is Russian Colonel

    Ukrainian intelligence reports have suggested that the commander of the pro-Russian 2nd Motorized Rifle Brigade in eastern Ukraine, Colonel Nefedov, is in fact Russian Army Colonel Andrey Ruzinskiy. This information was disclosed in the Chief Directorate of Intelligence's report on Tuesday.

    Colonel Ruzinskiy was previously stationed with the Russian Armed Force contingent in Gumri, Armenia. 

    “In his capacity as the commander of Russia’s 102nd army based in Gumri, Ruzinskiy provoked the …