Contents tagged with Armenia

  • Armenia restricts broadcasting of Russian TV channels

    The Armenian authorities have decided to restrict the broadcasting of Russian TV channels, RBC news agency reports.

    According to the Armenian Law on Audiovisual Media, which was signed on Wednesday by Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, the broadcasting of foreign channels, including Russian ones, can be carried out only on the basis of interstate agreements.

    Restrictions will affect only broadcasts on state networks. Cable networks, which are used by about 60% of Armenia’s population, are …

  • Russia conducts joint military exercises with Armenia amid continued tensions between Yerevan and Baku

    Russian military, stationed in Armenia, carried out exercises amid deteriorating relations between Yerevan and Baku, Interfax reports, citing a report from the Russian Southern Military District.

    More than one and a half thousand Russian servicemen, as well as more than 500 units of military equipment, took part in the joint exercises with Arminian military. MiG-29 fighter jets, Mi-24P, Mi-8MTV helicopters and combat drones were involved in these exercises.

    On July 12, a border conflict broke …

  • Russia boosts Armenia’s air defense capabilities in ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan

    Russian air surveillance system has provided cover to the entire territory of Armenia from air strikes as part of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), under which member states of this organization can turn to each other for help in the event of a threat.

    According to the Telegram channel "Armenian Vendetta", the Russian radar "covered" the entire territory of Armenia and is tracking any activity in the airspace of this country.

    Russia also provides operational data on air …

  • Fighting continues on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

    On the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan, armed clashes with human victims including civilians continue for the fourth day.

    Baku and Yerevan, which have been in conflict since 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijani SSR, blame each other for a new outbreak of violence that is gaining momentum despite calls for de-escalation from the West and from the Kremlin.

    TASS reports, citing Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, three border villages - Agdam, …

  • Armenia rejects Russian arms tender without explanation

    Russia plans to send Armenia a note of protest regarding the rejection of an arms supply tender submitted by the Russian company ORSIS, RIA Novosti reports, citing a copy of the document in its possession.

    The note, dated October 22, 2019, is addressed to Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan. It states that ORSIS’s proposal was rejected without any reasons being provided, and that Armenia has unjustifiably placed the firm on its list of unreliable suppliers.

    Russia requests that Defense …

  • Armenia expects Su-30SM fighters and other 'military surprises' from Russia

    Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan said that Armenia expects supplies of Su-30SM fighters and other "military surprises" from Russia, reports Sputnik Armenia news outlet.

    In an interview, Tonoyan said that the supply of four Su-30SM purchased from Russia is expected at the end of this year or early next year.

    Answering the question on the supply of other weapons, the Minister noted that many details cannot be revealed now, but "military surprises" are possible.

    In particular, the …

  • Russian tourists not in a hurry to leave Georgia after Putin’s flight ban

    Russian tourists in Georgia do not see the reason for the quick return home. According to them, the situation in the country is calm, despite the riots organized by the opposition in Tbilisi, reports TourDom news outlet.

    The same report gives journalist Yevgeny Zheyda, who is on vacation in Georgia.

    "From the first day, we noticed that Georgians do not equate Russian tourists with Russian authorities — there was no negativity towards us, even though you can find people wearing t-shirts with …

  • Pashinyan calls for the second stage of the Armenian revolution

    Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged citizens to block all court buildings in the country on Monday, May 20, reports Deutsche Welle.

    According to him, on May 20, he intends to announce "the second and most important stage of the Armenian revolution."

    "Starting from 08:30 am we will block all entrances and exits of all ships in the country, without exception, so that no one could enter. From noon my speech will be broadcasted live," writes Pashinyan on his Facebook page.

    This …

  • Russia prepares a trial batch of new AK-12 for Armenia

    In an interview with Kommersant, Vladimir Dmitriev, the head of the Kalashnikov concern stated that a contract was signed with Armenia, for the supply of the new AK-12 automatic weapons. 

    According to him, the first batch is ready for delivery. “For now I can say that Armenia will be the first country, besides Russia, to purchase the AK-12. The contract is signed, we are preparing a small batch with approximately 50 assault rifles. They will assess, field test them, and we hope, continue to …

  • Armenia considers buying Iranian gas instead of Russian

    Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that the authorities of the country will discuss the possibility of purchasing gas from Iran.

    He said that Armenia will simultaneously hold negotiations with the Russian side to find the most profitable solution.

    At present, Armenia is not satisfied with the sharp increase in the price of Russian gas that will cost $ 165 per thousand cubic meters instead of the previous price, $150, starting from 2019.

    “The issue of supplying Iranian gas is …