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Հովհաննիսյանի այցը Բաքու. հայերը պետք է «լծվեն մեր ազգային շահերի հետապնդման գործին»

«Ժառանգություն» կուսակցության առաջնորդ Րաֆֆի Հովհաննիսյանը չի կարծում, որ անցյալ շաբաթ իր Բաքու կատարած այցելությունը սխրանք է: Չորեքշաբթի լրագրողների հետ հանդիպմանը Հայաստանի առաջին արտգործնախարարը հայտարարեց, որ հնարավորության դեպքում նորից կգնա Ադրբեջան, քանի որ դա ծառայություն է, որը պետք է մատուցի յուրաքանչյուր հայ` Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի վերաբերյալ հայկական տեսակետը ներկայացնելու համար: Փետրվարին նախագահական ընտրություններին առաջադրվելու հայտ ներկայացրած Րաֆֆի […]

Քայլ առ քայլ. Ուրուգվայի պաշտոնյաների այցը նախանշում է Ղարաբաղի ճանաչման քաղաքականության մեջ նոր փուլ

Քայլ առ քայլ. Ուրուգվայի պաշտոնյաների այցը նախանշում է Ղարաբաղի ճանաչման քաղաքականության մեջ նոր փուլ

Քայլ առ քայլ տեխնոլոգիան, որը կիրառվել է Հայոց ցեղասպանության ճանաչման դեպքում, սկսում է հաջողությամբ օգտագործվել Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի միջազգային ճանաչման գործում: Ուրուգվայի Ներկայացուցիչների պալատի նախագահ Խորխե Օրիկոն գտնվում է Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի Հանրապետությունում և երկուշաբթի երեկոյան հանդիպում է ունեցել ԼՂՀ նախագահ Բակո Սահակյանի հետ: Նախագահի աշխատակազմի գլխավոր տեղեկատվական վարչության պետ Դավիթ Բաբայանը նշել է. «Հանդիպումն անցավ ջերմ, […]

Baroness Cox Reveals Baku’s True Motives

Baroness Cox Reveals Baku’s True Motives

LONDON—Member of the British House of Lords and chair of the British-Armenian All-Party Parliamentary Group Baroness Caroline Cox delivered remarks at House of Lords during a debate about the United Kingdom’s relations with Azerbaijan and its role in the South Caucasus on Tuesday. “I have visited the region 78 times, many during the war against […]

Karabakh: Azerbaijan says ready for war, Armenia says ready to counterstrike

Karabakh: Azerbaijan says ready for war, Armenia says ready to counterstrike

Over the last week President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan at least three times during interviews and official meetings stated that Azerbaijan is preparing for war, and the Armenian people will mobilize their full potential in the event of resumed hostilities over Karabakh. Some experts link the president’s statement to the coming election campaign. The subject […]

Air Artsakh: Stepanakert airport “certified” to service flights, to be put into operation “soon”

Air Artsakh: Stepanakert airport “certified” to service flights, to be put into operation “soon”

The first official flight from or to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s (NKR) airport that has been repeatedly delayed during the past year or so is likely to be delayed for “a little longer” despite the announcement that the facility has already been “certified” to start operations. Official reports several days ago said that the first flights […]

Azerbaijan warns Armenia’s Sargsyan over visits to “occupied lands”

Azerbaijan warns Armenia’s Sargsyan over visits to “occupied lands”

Baku has issued more warnings to Serzh Sargsyan not to pay visits to the “occupied territories” of Azerbaijan after the Armenian leader attended a school opening ceremony in Shushi in Karabakh last weekend. The statement by Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev comes amid increased tensions in the region that some international experts fear may […]

Letter from Azerbaijan: off the map

Letter from Azerbaijan: off the map

The leafy boulevards of Stepanakert, in Nagorno-Karabakh, are beginning to attract visitors, but to most of the international community the republic doesn’t exist. In many ways, Stepanakert resembles a small American town on the rise. Its main boulevards have been repaved, locals stroll through the renovated central square past its elegant fountain, and hotels have […]

Interim conclusion EOM Nagorno-Karabakh – AM

Interim conclusion EOM Nagorno-Karabakh – AM

Նախապատմություն 2012թ. Հուլիսի 19-ին Լեռնային Ղարաբաղում (ԼՂ) տեղի ունեցան նախագահական ընտրություններ: Չնայած նրան, որ ԼՂ Հանրապետությունը միջազգայնորեն ճանաչված չէ, Հայաստանի Եվրոպական Բարեկամներ-ը վճռականորեն ողջունում է դե – ֆակտո իշխանությունների ցանկությունը` կազմակերպել ժողովրդավարական սկզբունքների վրա հիմնված տեղական ինքնակառավարում: Այս ցանկությունը ընդգծվել է իշխանությունների կողմից, որոնք հրավիրել են բազմաթիվ միջազգային դիտորդների, այդ թվում` մեր խմբին, որը բաղկացած […]

Interim conclusion EOM Nagorno-Karabakh

Interim conclusion EOM Nagorno-Karabakh

Background On 19 July 2012, Presidential Elections took place Nagorno-Karabakh (NK). While the NK Republic is internationally not recognised, European Friends of Armenia (www.EuFoA.org) strongly welcomes the wish of the de-facto authorities to organise local self-government based on democratic principles. This wish has been underlined by inviting a large number of international observers, including a […]

Nagorno-Karabakh Votes for President

A separatist Azerbaijani enclave dominated by ethnic Armenians is voting in a presidential election on Thursday that focuses on internal issues and is unlikely to affect a two-decade-old dispute over the ex-Soviet territory’s status. Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous, heavily-forested territory with a population of about 140,000, has been under the control of Armenian forces and ethnic […]

Karabakh to Take Part in Talks, Says Co-Chairman

Karabakh to Take Part in Talks, Says Co-Chairman

STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources)—The Russian Co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group hinted on Wednesday that Karabakh will eventually join the negotiations process, but did not indicate at exactly what point that would happen. After day-long talks in Baku, Russia’s Igor Popov and the other co-chairmen, France’s Jaque Faure and the US’s Robert Bradke, crossed the border […]

State Dept. Responds to ANCA Concerns on Azeri Aggression

Continues Artificial Even-Handedness in Condemning Azerbaijan’s Recent Cease-Fire Violations WASHINGTON—The U.S. State Department this month once again failed to properly condemn Azerbaijan’s escalating violence against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh in a June 13 letter responding to the Armenian National Committee of America’s (ANCA) concerns about Azerbaijan’s recent cross-border attacks. The response came to a letter by […]

US, French, Russian Presidents Issue Statement on Karabakh

US, French, Russian Presidents Issue Statement on Karabakh

LOS CABOS, Mexico—Presidents of the OSCE Minks Group Co-Chair countries, Barack Obama (US), Francois Hollande( France) and Vladimir Putin (Russia), issued a joint statement Monday during the G-20 Summit currently under way in the Mexican city. The three presidents urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to fulfill their promise and work toward progress on the Nagrono-Karabakh conflict […]

Karabakh: Can resolution by smallest state indicate changing Western attitude to Armenia?

Karabakh: Can resolution by smallest state indicate changing Western attitude to Armenia?

The parliament of the U.S. state of Rhode Island last week adopted a resolution urging President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress to recognize the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The resolution also calls upon Nagorno-Karabakh to “continue efforts to develop as a free and independent nation” and praises Artsakh’s “constructive involvement with the international […]

Full text of RI House Resolution on Artsakh

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (A.W.)—The House passed a resolution on May 17 calling on the U.S. President and Congress to recognize the independence of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR). The resolution also encouraged the republic’s “continued efforts to develop as a free and independent nation,” and praised Artsakh’s “constructive involvement with the international community and its efforts […]

Armenian Alarm at Spate of Border Shootings

A series of shooting incidents on Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan and around Nagorny Karabakh has heightened fears among local civilians, even though they are well used to the sound of gunfire. The border village of Dovegh in Armenia’s northeastern Tavush region came under sustained fire for 90 minutes on April 25. Two days later, three […]

NKR MFA on ”Ring” Large-scale Punitive Operation Committed against Armenians

NKR MFA on ”Ring” Large-scale Punitive Operation Committed against Armenians

In late April – early May 1991, special police detachments (OMON) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan, with the support of the USSR Interior Ministry’s troops, launched a large-scale punitive operation of Ring, the essence of which was to exile the Armenian population of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast, the Shahumian region, and some […]

Border shootings amid campaign: Will Azeri bullets leave traces on Armenian elections?

Most Armenian parties contesting seats in the National Assembly in the May 6 elections say the recent escalation of tensions along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border won’t disrupt the normal course of the country’s political process. The situation in the northeastern borderline areas of Armenia as well as along the line of contact in Karabakh has remained […]

No sign of end to Armenian enclave dispute on the horizon

No sign of end to Armenian enclave dispute on the horizon

The Azeri-Armenian conflict is still unresolved 24 years on, writes DANIEL McLAUGHLIN in Stepanakert ROBERT BAGIRYAN’S slight frame stiffens and his shoulders straighten when he talks about what went before and what he is willing do again. “It was very hard during the war. The whole city was being bombarded and people lived in their […]

Turks and Azeris Alarmed that Tuvalu May Recognize Republic of Artsakh

March 16 was like any other day at the United Nations, when the representatives of Armenia and Tuvalu signed a joint declaration establishing diplomatic relations. Tuvalu is a tiny state in the South Pacific, much smaller than Manhattan, with a population barely over 10,000. Who would have thought that such a routine announcement would alarm […]

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