The Armenian leader paid an official visit to the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, called Republic of Artsakh after the referendum of 2017 on 01 September 2017. President Sargsyan’s visit came on the 26th anniversary of Stepanakert’s declaration of independence in 1991 during a full-scale war with neighbouring Azerbaijan.  Sargsyan metContinue Reading

Russian leader Vladimir Putin received his Armenian counterpart Serj Sargsyan today, 23 August 2017, during what was an official meeting in the Russian coastal city of Sochi. Putin had three important meetings that same day, with Israeli leader Benjamin Nethanyahu and the Vatican’s Secretary of State Pietro Parolin besides Armenia’sContinue Reading

On 04 August 2017, word quickly spread about the accidental shooting death of two Azeri soldiers near a military post on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border. The incident happened at a military outpost between the Azeri village of Alibeyli and Armenian village of Nerkin Karmiraghbyur, when servicemen Shahin Ahmadov and Vahid MusayevContinue Reading

Amid heightened tensions on the Azeri-Armenian border, Armenia’s Defence Ministry confirmed 31 year-old Armenian soldier Armen Nazlukhyan was wounded in an exchange of fire between the two sides.  The incident was reported to have occurred at around 10.40 hours. The wounded was initially taken to the Central Hospital in the cityContinue Reading

Since the beginning of July of this year a series of border skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan have taken place. Although not uncommon, the intensity and frequency of these in the last month is alarming, and could signal a change in the Azeri leadership’s tactics to maintain pressure on ArmeniaContinue Reading

On 28 July 2017, Armenian military authorities announced the death of soldier Arkadi Ghambaryan and the injuries suffered by another, Artur Mayranyan. Both occurred during a period of border skirmishes in the north west of Azerbaijan (northeastern Armenia). The injured was taken to a local field hospital, subsequently to YerevanContinue Reading

Above: a topgraphical view of Chinari village, in yellow is the internationally recognised border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, while in red the de facto border limited by military outposts.  The main Azeri military outposts from which shooting occurs are marked by three red arrows.    In recent days the totalContinue Reading

Published in a late July issue of Azerbaycan Ordusu as well as in a few media outlets, on 19 July 2017 the new head of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat made an official visit to Azerbaijan. Details of the visit remain quite vague and areContinue Reading

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has welcomed Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev to Sochi this Friday, 21 July 2017. The two met for bilateral talks for the first time since last August, when the two also met their Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. Among the issues the two will discuss is the status onContinue Reading

Armenia’s Minister of Defence, Vigen Sargsyan, paid a visit to a few military outposts on the line-of-contact as well as several military bases in Artsakh on 15 July 2017. He was accompanied by high ranking military officials from both Armenia and Artsakh. The visit was aimed at inspecting and promotingContinue Reading

In an exclusive interview given to a reporter from the “Armenia” news media channel, the Armenian President made a comment that will surely find echo throughout the region, aimed unquestionably at neighbouring Azerbaijan. The Armenian leader was quoted expresing, – Whoever thinks that the Iskander [missile system]has only a moralContinue Reading