On 22 July 2017, Artsakh’s Ministry of Defence (officially called the Defence Army) published its biannual report regarding the developments on the line-of-contact.  With special monitoring mechanisms, the military authorities concluded that between January and July 2017 the ceasefire was was violated by Azerbaijan 9.000 times, with around 120.000 roundsContinue 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

Since late November of 2016, there has been much talk about whether or not creating a joint Russian-Armenian military unit would be viable. As of today, 19 July 2017, the Armenian Government has given its positive feedback regarding the deal, essentially waiting for Parliament to endorse it. Some have criticizedContinue Reading

On 19 July 2017, the current President of Artsakh (Republic of Nagorno Karabakh) was reelected through a parliamentary vote of 87%, or 28 Members of Parliament out of 32 voted in his favour. The President will serve his tenure until 2020, when two simultaneous elections, Parliamentary and Presidential will beContinue Reading

On the 20 July, Division and Battalion commanders of the 1st Army Unit have started a 5-day training aimed at reinforcing individual capacities and practical decision-making abilities. Besides he latter, theoretical and methodological courses have focused on the rapid organisational and mobilisation capacity very highly regarded by the officers.  Continue Reading

Lvov’s Aircraft Repair Factory in Western Ukraine approved the final statement on several Azeri MiG-29’s it had been repairing.The state-owned factory, the biggest of its kind in the Ukraine and eastern Europe, had received the batch of aircraft from Azerbaijan earlier this year. The factory specialises in repairing and renovating old aircraft,Continue 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

On 14 July 2017,  Nahid Soltanov, resident of Qizilburun village and a conscript soldier was critically wounded by an Armenian sniper after his military post opened fire on Armenian positions.  He has been transferred to a local hospital for further medical procedures.Continue 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

Armenian President Serj Sargsyan visited military positions in the northeastern region of Tavush on 13 June 2017. The visit served to boost troop morale, with gifts and compensatory measures for distinguished service. President Sargsyan’s visit also served to follow up on troop conditions. During the one-day visit Mr Sargsyan alsoContinue Reading

  The Foreign Ministers of Armenia Eduard Nalbandyan and Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met on 11 July 2017 in Brussels upon the iniative of the OSCE Minsk Group. Present at the meeting were the representatives of Russia (Igor Popov), France (Stephane Visconti) and the United States (Richard Hoagland). Armenia’s foreign minister Nalbandyan highlighted theContinue Reading