The beginning of May saw a series of threatening messages exchanged between Azeri and Karabakhi defence officials. Since the start of the year, Nagorno Karabakh officials have registered a progressive monthly increase in recorded ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan, while the latter’s data shows no major increase, with recorded cases similarContinue Reading

On 4 May, a series of defensive military drills were carried out under the supervision of Nagorno Karabakh’s military head and defence minister Jalal Harutyunyan. According to an official statement, the drills included methods and techniques for the use of small arms and grenade launchers during combat for defensive purposesContinue Reading

On 1 May, de facto Nagorno Karabakh’s defence minister, Jalal Harutyunyan, received his Armenian counterpart, Davit Tonoyan, for a two-day official visit. According to official news, Tonoyan visited military installations in northern and central Karabakh, meeting with officers and servicemen during the visits. The defence ministers discussed further plans forContinue Reading

An Azeri unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down yesterday, 21 April, on the line-of-contact (LoC) separating de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) and Azerbaijan according to an official statement by the Karabakh Defence Ministry. The latter published a statement six hours after the incident, in which they identified the UAVContinue Reading

On 9 April, de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) defence officials headed by defence head Jalal Harutyunyan held consultations aimed at evaluating series of military matters. According to the official statement, the participants included high-level military commanders of the armed forces, staff officials, commanders of different military units, commissioners and militaryContinue Reading

According to a report from the Nagorno Karabakh Defence Ministry, on 5 April, Armenian serviceman Arayik Shakhpazyan received a gunshot wound at a military position on the eastern segment of the line-of-contact (LoC) with Azerbaijan; he was subsequently transported to a military hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. No further detailsContinue Reading

According to a statement from the Nagorno Karabakh (NK) defence officials published on 27 March, a series of drills involving the heads of different military units were carried out at an undisclosed location. As officially mentioned, the event sought to test out new methods and techniques for combat in unfamiliarContinue Reading

According to official notifications from the Nagorno Karabakh (NK) Defence Ministry,  a series of simulations were conducted on 26 March showing anti-tank attack and defence drills being carried out. The statement mentioned that the drills  were aimed at “overcoming the fear of combat agains tanks”  by infantry using different weaponContinue Reading

According to an official statement from the de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) defence authorities, on 18 March armoured units of the armed forces participated in a series of drills at an undisclosed location aimed at applying theoretical knowledge obtained during training on the battlefield. The notification also highlighted that importanceContinue Reading