Contents tagged with Armenia

  • Russia raises gas price for Armenia by 10%

    From January 1, 2019, the price of Russian gas for Armenia will be raised to $165 per thousand cubic meters, the press service of Gazprom reported on Monday. 

    The new price is 10% higher than the price established by the agreement of April 2016. 

    “In accordance with the supplementary agreement signed to the contract between Gazprom Export LLC and Gazprom Armenia CJSC, determining the price of gas supplies to Armenia in 2019, the price of Russian gas will be $165 per one thousand cubic meters …

  • US wants to break Russia's influence on Armenia

    The Donald Trump’s administration aims to increase its influence in the post-Soviet territories in 2019, including the countries that remain key allies of Kremlin and are part of both the CSTO defense bloc and the Eurasian Economic Union.

    Analysts from the consulting company Stratfor warned that Washington’s immediate goal will be to strengthen relations with Armenia, where loyal to the Kremlin Prime Minister, Serzh Sargsyan, resigned in May as a result of the “velvet revolution” and mass …

  • Armenia accuses Gazprom of multi-billion tax evasion

    The Armenian authorities have conducted an audit on the local Gazprom subsidiary and uncovered colossal tax violations, the Armenian State Revenue Committee (SRC) reported on Wednesday.

    Gazprom Armenia, the country’s sole gas provider, gave the tax authorities “deliberately false information” in its reports for 2016-2017, as a result of which it paid “several billion” too little tax on profit and VAT, according to the SRC.

    In addition, the company was involved in shady gas selling schemes. …

  • Armenia may buy Su-30 fighters from Russia

    Acting Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan announced on Monday, November 12, at a press conference in Yerevan that his country is negotiating the purchase of Russian fighter jets. “Yes, these will be Su-30s,” he responded when asked which fighters were being discussed.

    Tonoyan also said that no decision has been made to buy Swedish multipurpose Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighters for the Armenian Air Force, despite reports in the media. However, he did note that Yerevan has received an offer “from …

  • Armenia may consider buying American weapons

    Armenia may consider buying American weapons if it receives a beneficial offer from the United States, stated Armenian Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Saturday October 27, Interfax reported.

    “The government is not limited to anything. If we receive a beneficial offer, we will consider it,” the politician said.

    Earlier in October, during a visit to Yerevan, US National Security Advisor John Bolton suggested that the Armenian government may buy American weapons instead of Russian ones. …

  • Pashinyan calls Russian military base in Armenia ‘crucial’

    Armenia has an interest in having Russian military base on its territory since it is an important part of the country's national security system, said the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, in an interview with the editor-in-chief of the radio station Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov.

    "We have military cooperation agreements, and under these agreements, the military base has specific obligations. This does not mean that we have no problems with the activities of the military base. …

  • Armenia refuses to revise the status of Russian border guards

    Artsrun Hovhannisyan, the press secretary of Defense Ministry told Interfax that Armenia has no intention of revising the status of Russian border guards serving on the country’s border with Turkey and Iran.

    "The minister talked about certain legal clarifications and technical details only with the aim of improving and developing [the agreement on the Russian military base]," Hovhannisyan explained to Interfax.

    Earlier, Armnews and other Armenian media published the statement of Defense …

  • Russia transfers modernized MiG-29 fighters to airbase in Armenia

    Two MiG-29 fourth generation fighters were transferred to the Russian airbase in Erebuni, Armenia, Interfax reports.

    The Russian Southern Military District's press service stated that the deployment of the newly modernized MiG-29 aircraft will strengthen the air defense of the CIS countries as part of unified air defense system. According to Russian military, these aircraft will also be used for training flights of the Russian aircraft crews in Armenia.

    The Russian command stated that the new …

  • EU allocates 3 million euros to integrate Syrian refugees into Armenia

    The EU has allocated 3 million euros to integrate Syrian refugees in Armenia.

    This was reported in a statement published on the Armenian Foreign Ministry’s website following the first meeting of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council, which was held on June 21 in Brussels.

    “The Partnership Council emphasized that the search for a lasting and reliable political solution to the conflict in Syria is of paramount importance. To facilitate the integration of Syrian refugees in Armenia, the EU …

  • Armenia begins unprecedented corruption investigations

    The Armenian government, headed by Nikol Pashinyan, has begun a large-scale fight against corruption and the country’s shadow economy. The highest profile investigation is the Manvel Grigoryan case, DW reports.

    On June 19, the Armenian parliament removed the parliamentary immunity of Lieutenant-General Manvel Grigoryan, head of the former ruling Republican Party. The prosecutor general’s office was given the go-ahead to file a criminal case against him and to arrest him as a means of restraint. …