On 27 February, the OSCE conducted its third ceasefire monitoring mission of this year at military positions near the line of contact. This monitoring mission was conducted further south of the one conducted on 13 February; this time it took place near the cities of Aghdam, on Nagorno Karabakh’s side,Continue Reading

The first command-post exercises of this year are underway in Nakhichevan. Troop formations  carried out a joint effort to counter any incursions into state territory according to official publications from the military authorities. The events were supervised by the head of Nakhichevan’s military garrison,  Lt Gen Kerem Mustafayev, and involvedContinue Reading

Foreign ministers Masis Mailyan (Nagorno Karabakh) and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan(Armenia) met for consultations this Monday, 25 February. Official reports from Armenia’s Foreign Ministry state that the two: value [their] periodical meetings and highlighted their willingness to further promote bilateral consultation meetings No precise details on what was discussed has been officiallyContinue Reading

According to the latest information available from the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan, ceasefire violations this year are four times lower than in 2018.  Data for this last week from  17 February to 25 February, show far lower ceasefire violations, on seven of the days reported ceasefire violations were byContinue Reading

Special air defence units form the Azeri Armed Forces conducted live fire drills using the S-125 anti-air missile system. The drills were based on a scenario, in which an alarm was sounded and a command given to the corresponding personnel to carry out their assignments. Official news from the DefenceContinue Reading

On 21 February 2019, military authorities in Azerbaijan announced the shooting-down of an Armenian  X-55 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). According to official news, the incident occurred in the vicinity of Aghdam, along the central part of the line-of-contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.  Baku states that the UAV was onContinue Reading

At an undisclosed military unit in southern Nagorno Karabakh, Defence Minister and Chief Commander of the Armed Forces Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan along with the Vice Chief of Staff of Armenia’s Armed Forces, Maj Gen Onik Gasparyan oversaw a series of military preparation drills stemming from a bilateral agreement betweenContinue Reading

Nagorno Karabakh’s Foreign Minister, Masis Mailyan, was received in Tskhinval, South Ossetia by his Ossetian counterpart Dmitri Medoyev. In what was an official visit on 18 February, the two sides stressed the importance of bilateral co-operation and pledged to further develop ties in fields such as education, agriculture, foreign policyContinue Reading

According to the latest official data made public by the Ministry of Defence of Nagorno Karabakh, there has been a slight increase in ceasefire violation incidents since the start of the year 2019. An internal monitoring group of the ministry has stated that  violations this year have been with small armsContinue Reading

This week, the Minister of Defence of Nagorno Karabakh, Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan received the head of Armenia’s Security Council, a consultative body serving the executive in Yerevan, a visit to Stepanakert for a formal meeting. The meeting was aimed at discussing the latest developments along the line-of-contact with AzerbaijanContinue Reading

Armenia and Azerbaijan were present as active participants at the IDEX-2019 International Defence Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The event is taking place between 17-21 February  with  over 1.000 companies from over 50 countries exhibiting and promoting products destined for the defence sector. Participating inContinue Reading