Contents tagged with Armenia

  • 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 …

  • Armenian Prime Minister refuses Israel's humanitarian aid amid conflict with Azerbaijan

    “Israel has joined forces with the devil. Yerevan does not intend to accept humanitarian aid from Jerusalem,” said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.

    "Humanitarian aid from the country that sells weapons to mercenaries which are used to strike civilians?" the Armenian Prime Minister responded to the aid offered to Yeravan earlier by the Israeli Prime Minister.

    Pashinyan said that Israel should send humanitarian aid to """. In his view, that would …

  • Armenia asks Russia for help amid continuing conflict with Azerbaijan

    On October 31, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking for help because of the war with Azerbaijan, reported the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

    In the letter, Pashinyan requested consultations to determine the type and amount of assistance Russia can provide to Armenia to "ensure its security." 

    The Armenian Foreign Ministry noted that a number of articles of the treaty require concrete actions in the event of an armed threat or an act of …

  • Aliyev: Russia is largest seller of arms to Azerbaijan

    Moscow is Baku's largest arms seller, stated by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in an interview with Le Figaro. The Azerbaijani President noted that the supply of Russian weapons far exceeds the supply of Turkish and Israeli weapons or military equipment. In addition, he named other countries from which Baku buys weapons and equipment: Iran, Ukraine and Belarus.

    Aliyev stressed that unlike Armenia, which receives weapons from Moscow for free, Baku pays for the military goods supplied by …

  • Erdogan accuses U.S. and Russia of supplying weapons to Armenia

    The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, the United States and France - are supporting Armenia with weapons, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his party's congress in Sirnak province, Haberler reports.

    "Minsk trio, USA, Russia and France... They sided with Armenia. They provide all kinds of support to Armenia including weapons," the Turkish president said.

    Erdogan also said that Armenia for the second time violated the ceasefire in the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh. …