Contents tagged with Armenia

  • 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 …

  • Abrahamyan: Russia will provide Armenia with discounted gas

    Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan stated that Russia will provide a discount on natural gas for Armenian consumers, reported Radio Azatutyun. He added that the extent of the discount has not yet been determined.

    “This issue was discussed at the meeting between the President of Armenia and the President of Russia in Moscow. The agencies have been entrusted with carrying out a discussion on the issue of price reduction. It will become known to what extent the price can be reduced during …

  • Armenia is ready to adhere to an OSCE-monitored ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

    The Press Service of the Armenian Defense Ministry announced on Friday that Armenia is ready to respect the Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire, if Azerbaijan responds positively to the call of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman, Andrzej Kasprzyk, reported Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Answering the call of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman we claim that the Armenian Armed Forces are ready to strictly comply with the ceasefire on the borders of Armenia and will not take any steps that …

  • Armenian President: We fully support Russia’s position on Syria

    Photo: The Kremlin

    During a visit to Moscow on Thursday, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Armenia fully supports Russia’s position on Syria, as stated on the Kremlin’s website.

    “I loudly declare that we firmly support Russia's position on the Syrian issue. And of course, we welcome the agreement which you have reached with the United States, the cessation of hostilities; this may be the key to a political solution of the issue,” Sargsyan told Putin. …

  • Resolution on Armenian Genocide sparks lively debate in German Bundestag

    Yesterday in the Bundestag (Parliament) of Germany a resolution on the Armenian Genocide as proposed by the Green Party, was discussed.

    The representatives of the ruling coalition of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) chose not to jeopardize the negotiation process on the issue of refugees with Turkey.  The Green Party has proposed to vote on the resolution after the next month’s summit with the EU on the issue of refugees.

    The parties have agreed to revise the …

  • Azerbaijan issues note of protest over Russia's arms deal with Armenia

    Azerbaijan demands that the Kremlin provide assurance that weapons supplied to Armenia won't be located in Nagorno-Karabakh.

    The Azerbaijani authorities handed over a note of protest to Russia in connection with the arms deal signed between Moscow and Yerevan, according to a report by BBC Ukraine, with reference to the official representative of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hikmet Hajiyev.

    "Weapons acquired by Yerevan are usually situated in the separatist region of Azerbaijan, …