Contents tagged with Armenia

  • Armenia to host host joint military exercises with U.S. amidst geopolitical tensions with Russia and Azerbaijan

    Joint Armenian-American military exercises named "Eagle Partner" are set to be held in Armenia from July 14 to July 24. This was confirmed by Armenia's Ministry of Defence and the United States European Command .

    The drills will see participation from the peacekeeping brigade of the Armenian Armed Forces, US Army ground forces, and the Kansas National Guard.

    The purpose of the exercises is to "perform operations aimed at stabilizing relations between conflicting parties while carrying out …

  • Russia to withdraw troops from border posts and military bases in Armenia

    Hayk Konjoryan, the leader of Armenia's ruling parliamentary faction from the "Civil Contract" party, has announced the decision to end the activities of the Russian border guards at Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan has been made at the highest level, reports.

    According to him, all Russian border and military posts established in five regions of Armenia after the year 2020 will cease operations in line with the reached agreement.

    "Russian border and military posts placed …

  • Pashinyan: Armenia is seeking new military partners beyond traditional alliance with Russia

    Yerevan is on the search for new partners in military-technical cooperation after acknowledging that its traditional reliance solely on Russia is no longer feasible, said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during an interview with Public Radio of Armenia.

    Pashinyan highlighted that previously, 95-97% of Armenia's defense relations were with Russia. However, he stated, "This can no longer continue, due both to objective and subjective reasons." He pointed out the need for Armenia to …

  • Pashinyan: Russia fails to deliver paid-for weaponry to Armenia

    "Russia has not fulfilled its obligation to send the weapons that were already paid for to Armenia. Currently, negotiations are taking place between the parties to find a solution to this problem," stated Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

    Pashinyan stated, "There are certainly issues regarding the non-provision of weapons and equipment in exchange for payment. Consultations are underway to address these problems," quoting TASS. However, he did not specify the reason behind the lack of …

  • Russian Deputy Commander of Submarine Forces killed in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Deputy Commander of the Submarine Forces of the Northern Fleet for Military-Political Affairs, Captain 1st Rank Ivan Kovgan, was killed in shelling in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 20, reported the St. Petersburg Club of Naval Submariners and Navy Veterans .

    According to the news website SeverPost, Kovgan served as the deputy commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Naval Submariners Club states that Kovgan was deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh two months ago. The …

  • Pashinyan: Armenia no longer sees Russia as a security guarantor amid tensions with Azerbaijan

    Armenia can no longer consider Russia as its security guarantor, despite growing concerns about the resumption of the conflict with Azerbaijan, said  Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with Politico.

    "As a result of events in Ukraine, Russia's capabilities have changed," said Pashinyan , adding that the Kremlin seeks to avoid strained relations with Azerbaijan and its close ally, Turkey.

    Pashinyan criticized the "unstable" approach of relying on Russia as a security …

  • Armenia distancing itself from Russia amid Nagorno-Karabakh escalation

    Against the backdrop of the new escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, which has oriented itself towards Russia for the past ten years, is increasingly turning towards the West. Moreover, Yerevan has recently begun to harshly and openly criticize Moscow for "failure to fulfill its obligations", and the recent events - the visit of the wife of Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to Kyiv, the provision of assistance to Ukraine, and military exercises with the United States - have caused a …

  • At Germany’s request Armenia begins cracking down on flow of sanctioned goods to Russia

    Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was warned during his March visit to Germany about the need to block channels for "parallel exports" of goods and stop making money transfers to Russia, reports the Armenian news outlet Hraparak.

    According to sources of the publication, Pashinyan was "seriously concerned" about these requirements. Upon arrival in Armenia, he convened a meeting attended by the heads of the Central Bank and the State Revenue Committee, as well as members of the government. …

  • Armenia threatens Putin with arrest if he visits the country

    The deputy of the "Civil Contract" faction of the Armenian National Assembly, member of the standing committee on defense and security issues, Gagik Melkoyan said Vladimir Putin should be arrested if he visits Armenia.

    "If Putin comes to Armenia, he should be arrested. Putin better stay in his country. If we are part of these agreements (the Rome Statute), we must fulfill our obligations. Let Russia solve its problems with Ukraine," the news outlet Factor quotes Melkonyan as saying.

    On March 2 …

  • Azerbaijani President accuses Russia of failing to fulfill Nagorno-Karabakh obligations

    Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry promised to ensure the withdrawal of the Armenian military from Nagorno-Karabakh until June, but this agreement has not yet been fulfilled.

    He also added that for 1 year and 8 months that have passed since the second Nagorno-Karabakh war, there are very few positive moments in the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations.

    "Unfortunately, there are more negative aspects. One of them is that …