Davit Babayan, a high-ranking official within the Nagorno Karabakh government, made clear that “the situation on the line of contact remains stable, but not without its violations”, meaning that although no major military incidents have occurred between Armenian and Azeri forces, border crossfire has still taken place. When asked aboutContinue Reading

Circulating among Armenian and Azeri media these days are a series of comments regarding the a possibly conflict over Karabakh in the near future. The Head of the Political and Military Analysis Institute, Political Scientist, Aleksander Khramchikhin commented on the possibility of a new flare-up between Azeri and Armenian forcesContinue Reading

Just as his counterpart on the other side of the border, Azeri Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov visited military outposts on the other side of the Line of Contact.   His visits were aimed at boosting morale, inspecting technical issues and getting personally acquainted with the situation.  Information about the visit was officiallyContinue Reading

The newly appointed head of the Nagorno Karabakh Defence Army (the equivalent to the ministry of defence), Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan visited military outposts along the line of contact in what is the first official visit of its kind. According to Maj Gen Abrahamyan, the aim of the visits wasContinue Reading

The Armenian military news platform Razm.info published losses in the Armenian and Azeri military for 2018. According to Razm.info, sources of the informationare based on news reports (mainly for the Armeian side) and social media monitoring (mainly for the Azeri side, as news on military losses is not normally published). ArmenianContinue Reading

On 14 December, a new head of the Ministry of Defence (called officially Defence Army) was assigned by Presential decree. The new Head of the Ministry, Major General Karen Abrahamyan is a native of Hadrut region, and has held several prominant positions within the military over the years such asContinue Reading

The acting Armenian Prime Minister (PM) Nikol Pashinian paid an official visit to Stepanakert to meet with his counterpart Bako Sahakyan. The two discussed bilateral co-operation between Armenia and Karabakh. Present during the meeting were other high-ranking government and military officials from both sides. Among the issues discussed were militaryContinue Reading

  According to open sources, news has emerged of a death  in the  Azeri Armed Forces. The death occurred back in July of this year while a second incident took place at the beginning of  September 2018. On 22 July 2018,  Ferid Shabanov was killed by Armenian fire at aContinue Reading

The days of September started with losses of servicemen in both Armenia and Azerbaijan. On 03 September 2018, a member of Azerbaijan’s border guards, Elennur Suleymanov (born 1994),  was accidentally killed by a Georgian lorry driver at the Georgia-Azerbaijan border post between Şıxlı (Azerbaijan) and Kirach Mughanlu (Georgia) when theContinue Reading

The Armenian Armed Forces lost three  servicemen in the lapse of one week, between 31 August and 03 September. Two of these losses were due to traffic accidents, while one is currently being investigated, with initial reports of suicide. On 31 August, officer D. Galstyan died instantly with several othersContinue Reading

Azeri serviceman, İbrahim Mənəfov was killed on 20 January 2018 in a border skirmish in an undisclosed area on the line of contact between Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. 23-year-old Mənəfov had graduated from the National Aviation Academy and had started military service in July of 2017.  Armenian military authorities have not commentedContinue Reading

News got out that on 18 January 2018 Armenian conscript Ernest Hovhannisyan was hospitalised due to a serious traumatic injury. An initial report from Armenia’s Defence Ministry stated that the conscript had caused a self-inflicted injury to himself. Unconfirmed reports mention he had fallen or was thrown, either intentionally orContinue Reading