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Armenia soldier wounded in Tavush Province
A conscripted soldier on Monday sustained a gunshot wound at a defense position in the Tavush Province of Armenia. Artsrun Hovhannisyan, spokesperson for the Minister of Defense, told Armenian News-NEWS.am that the soldier was transferred to capital city Yerevan, and he is in the military hospital and in stable condition. “The military serviceman’s life is not in danger,” he added.
2018-03-20 12:11:11
Karabakh army soldier dies
STEPANAKERT. – Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) Defense Army serviceman Hovsep Grigoryan (born in 1998) sustained a fatal gunshot wound at the protection area of an NKR Defense Army military unit. According to preliminary information, the soldier died due to a violation of the rules of the use of weapons. An investigation is underway to find out the details of this incident, the Artsakh Ministry of Defense informed NEWS.am.
2018-01-29 11:31:36
Karabakh MOD: Azerbaijan violated ceasefire around 200 times within one week
STEPANAKERT. – The adversary breached the truce along the Line of Contact between the Karabakh and Azerbaijani opposing forces around 200 times, from January 21 to 27. During this time the Azerbaijani armed forces fired more than 2,000 shots toward the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) military positions, the Artsakh Ministry of Defense (MOD) informed. In addition, the adversary launched a sabotage infiltration attempt on Thursday at around 2am, at the southeastern sect...
2018-01-27 15:03:53
Artsakh Forces Thwart Azerbaijani Incursion Attempt
Artsakh forces stationed in the Matuni district on the border with Azerbaijan thwarted an attempt by Azerbaijani forces to breach the frontline and enter into Artsakh proper early Thursday morning, according to the press office of the Artsakh Defense Ministry. At around 2 a.m. local time, Artsakh forces repelled the incursion attempt resulting in casualties and losses on the Azerbaijani side. No losses were reported on the Artsakh side. Armenia’s foreign ministry said that the attempt to...
2018-01-26 11:38:17
Karabakh MOD: Soldier died under yet unclear circumstances
STEPANAKERT. – Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) Defense Army serviceman Harutyun Khachatryan (born in 1998) sustained a fatal gunshot wound, on Tuesday at around 1:15am. He was mortally wounded at the protection area of a Defense Army military unit, but under yet unclear circumstances. An investigation is underway to find out the details of this incident, informed the NKR Ministry of Defense (MOD).
2018-01-16 13:48:47
Karabakh army soldier killed by Azerbaijan shooting
STEPANAKERT. – Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) Defense Army serviceman Vache Chilingaryan (born in 1998) was mortally wounded, on Sunday at around 13:20pm. The soldier died at a guard station of an Artsakh defense army unit, and as a result of a shot that was fired from the Azerbaijani side. An investigation is underway to find out the details of this incident, the NKR Ministry of Defense informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
2018-01-08 15:42:44
Karabakh President bestows posthumous award upon soldier
STEPANAKERT. – President of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR), Bako Sahakyan, on Monday signed a decree. Accordingly, NKR Defense Army servicemen Vache Chilingaryan has been posthumously awarded with the Medal for Service in Battle, and in recognition of his bravery during the defense of the Artsakh state border, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. As reported earlier, Republic of Artsakh Defense Army ser...
2018-01-08 15:40:35
Movses Hakobyan: Karabakh army soldier was killed by Azerbaijan sniper shot
YEREVAN. – Vache Chilingaryan, 19, who on Sunday fell in Artsakh on the line of contact, was killed by a sniper shot of the adversary. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia, Movses Hakobyan, on Monday told the aforementioned to reporters. He noted that the soldier had carried out no violation. In Hakobyan’s words, there are also two others who were slightly injured, and they are in satisfactory condition. He added that the situation along the line of contact w...
2018-01-08 15:38:45
Armenia soldier dies on the spot in road accident
A tragic road accident has taken place Thursday in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. A car driven by Torfavan village resident Samvel Karchikyan, 42, went off road on the Tsovagyugh-Vardenis motorway, turned upside down, and ended up in a roadside field. The Torfavan Community Council informed Armenian News-NEWS.am that the driver died on the spot. Secretary of the Torfavan Community Council staff told us that the cause of this tragic accident was the cattle that came in front of the vehic...
2017-12-21 16:30:25
Karabakh soldier accidentally shot by fellow soldier
STEPANAKERT.- A 21 year old soldier of the Karabakh military has died after being accidentally shot by a fellow soldier. The soldier, identified as Narek Adibekyan, was shot and killed in the evening of December 11 while on duty in a northern military base of Karabakh. The defense ministry of the country said an investigation has been launched into the incident. The ministry also released a statement extending condolences to the family of the killed soldier.
2017-12-12 11:42:35
Armenia Ombudsman: We will increase work regarding reports about shooting on bor...
YEREVAN. – In 2018, Office of the Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of Armenia will increase the work regarding the reports about shooting on border villages. Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan on Wednesday stated the above-said at the joint debates of the standing committees of the National Assembly, and devoted to draft of the 2018 State Budget of Armenia. In his words, these reports will be addressed to as many international organizations as possible, and whose responsibilities include protectio...
2017-11-01 16:52:14
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...
2017-07-21 15:40:27
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 ...
2017-07-14 17:23:39
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 ...
2017-07-12 13:39:53
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