Germany Declared War on Turkey: Who's Next?
The German foreign minister Zigmar Gabriel has announced about change in Germany’s attitude to Turkey. This decision was made after the meeting of Angela Merkel with the president of the Social Democratic Party Martin Shultz, Gabriel announced on July 20.
That day may remain in history as the beginning of initiation of a new structure of the region of the Greater Near East. Germany may be followed by other countries, such as Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden which have recently ba...
Russia ratifies deal on single division of troops with Armenia
The Russian State Duma on Friday ratified the agreement regarding the establishment of a single division of troops.
This agreement and its appendix determine the role, formation, deployment, and function procedure of this division of Armenian and Russian troops.
It is noted that this single division is intended for ensuring military security in the Caucasus region of the Collective Security.
Single command is created to manage the single division of troops. The decision on the deployment and ...
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs offer to organize Armenia-Azerbaijan summit
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov, Stephane Visconti, and Richard Hoagland met on 11 July with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and the Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian to discuss modalities of further work on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, also participated in the meeting, OSCE co-chairs said in a statement.
The Ministers agreed to pass ...
3 Artsakh Soldiers Wounded in Azeri Shelling
STEPANAKERT—The Artsakh Defense Ministry on Friday reported that three soldiers of the Artsakh Defense Army have been wounded as a result of shelling from Azerbaijani positions.
The Ministry identified the soldiers as Robert Gasparyan (born in 1969), Hambartsum Harutyunyan (born in 1997) and Vahe Badalyan (born in 1998).
Head of the Armenian Defense Ministry Medical Department, Kamavor Khachartyan told Azatutyun.am that Gasparyan sustained injuries to his head. He has been treated and is...
Azerbaijan "Burst": Armenia's Next Step
Yesterday Azerbaijan made a big fuss and called on all the international organizations demanding to condemn the operation of the Armenian forces in the result of which, according to the Azerbaijani side, civilians were killed.
The Armenian forces counterattacked after the Azerbaijanis started a large-scale artillery fire, hitting an Armenian command post. Azerbaijan used the opportunity and made a noise, trying to achieve the solution of specific problems. What problems are they?
Stepanakert: Azerbaijan tries to divert attention from scandal of arms supply to...
With the help of the latest provocation, Azerbaijani authorities are attempting to divert attention from the diplomatic scandal around the arms supply to the Islamic State terrorist group.
Davit Babayan, Head of the Central Information Department of the Office of the President of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) and Deputy Head of the President’s Office, stated the aforesaid commenting—at the request of Armenian News-NEWS.am—on the Azerbaijanis’ fi...
Statement by Minsk Group Co-chairs
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs – Ambassador Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Stephane Visconti of France, and Ambassador Richard Hoagland of the United States – have received information of renewed violence late in the evening on 4 July at Alkhanli village of Fizuli region that resulted in casualties, including civilians.
The Minsk Group Co-Chairs urgently call upon the sides to cease military action. Violence only begets further violence and accomplishes nothing. Th...
Counterstrikes of Armenian Forces
The author of the TV program “In the Positions” Arshak Zakaryan has published a video on Youtube. He notes that this is a footage of the counterstrikes of the Armenian forces to the enemy.
Person who Appeared in Azerbaijan Had Conviction and Mental Issues
The person introducing himself Zaven Hovhannes Karapetyan who has appeared in the territory of Azerbaijan has a past conviction and mental issues. The mayor of Vanadzor Mamikon Aslanyan told Armenpress this person was strange. “He lived a strange life, was registered at the elderly people’s home to get a passport because he had no address. He lived in different places for some time, collected garbage, was homeless. He is not from Vanadzor, he was from some orphanage, I don’t kn...
Karabakh army retaliates to suppress adversary’s actions
Azerbaijani side violated ceasefire regime around 300 times from different caliber weapons along the line of contact from June 11 to 17.
At the different sections of the line of contact adversary used 60mm and 82 mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers.
“The Karabakh army vaneguard units retaliated to suppress the adversary’s offensive activity and continuing to confidently carry out their combat task,” the Karabakh army said in a statement.
As reported earlier, three Arm...
Contract soldier dies in Armenia’s Muratsan hospital
A contract soldier died in the Central Clinical Military Hospital of the Defense Ministry of Armenia on Wednesday.
Spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, told Armenian News - NEWS.am that contract soldier Narek Mkhitaryan had health problems.
“He underwent neck cyst operation and died early in the morning,” Hovhannisyan noted.
The reason behind the death is not yet known.
Artsakh Won't Strike Istanbul-Baku Plane
According to press reports, the Airbus A321-231 of Turkish Airlines of the flight TK334 /THY3RF from Istanbul to Baku flies above Artsakh. The spokesperson for the president of Artsakh Republic Davit Babayan told Artsakhpress that unlike Azerbaijan, Artsakh is not a terrorist state, and a lot of international flights are operated above the territory of Artsakh.
“First, we are not Azerbaijan to hit civil planes. This is strange to our essence. Second, if such a flight is operated, it shows...
Front Line is Fully Controlled: Commander of Defense Army Is Optimistic
Optimism is needed about the settlement of the Artsakh issue, the commander of the Defense Army of Artsakh Republic told reporters, Armenpress informed.
He believes the solution is going to be positive.
“Our cause is fair, we have to realize what we are fighting for. Everything is motivted, and the victory is going to be ours. Azerbaijan will increasingly try to cause escalation to cause damage to us. We will do everything to deliver the ultimate blow,” the commander of the Defense...
The Scenarios of the Next War
The French ambassador in Armenia has announced that the status quo in the area of the Karabakh conflict can no longer be maintained. France has recently repeated this several times, including at the Hollande - Serzh Sargsyan meeting.
If the status quo cannot be maintained, there are two ways of changing it – negotiations and war. Currently, no negotiations are going on, Armenia has put forth preconditions for their continuation to which Azerbaijan does not agree – ...