Earlier this week, Georgian officials accused Azeri border guards of closing access to the David Gareja monastery complex. The monastery lies on the border between the two countries and has been subject to an almost three-decades-long spat between the two sides to delimite the border. On the previous day, onContinue Reading

A few days ago, the Azeri artillery units of the Armed Forces conducted a series of live-fire exercises with heavy-calibre artillery and the BM-30 Smerch defence system.  It is worth mentioning that the artillery types used here are the largest calibre currently in service in the country, with the M-46Continue Reading

On Tuesday, the 1st Army Corps of the Armenian Armed Forces conducted live-fire exercises at an undisclosed military training ground using BM-21 Grad type multi-launch rocket systems. The event was aimed at dummy targets, which according to the Armenian  Defence Ministry, were “targeted by correct calculations” by members of theContinue Reading

With the latest ceasefire violation report cases available from official sources,  one can still spot discrepancies in ceasefire violation reporting. According to the Armenian military officials in Nagorno Karabakh, the situation has not changed much from last year, however, Azeri military officials show a 30% decrease in ceasefire violations fromContinue Reading

Today, the Armenian and Azeri foreign ministers, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammedyarov respectivally meet their Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow for re-conciliatory talks on the Karabakh conflict. During the talks, besides the three foreign ministers, the OSCE Minsk Group co-Chairs also participated, them being Stephane Visconti (France), Igor PapovContinue Reading

On the evening of 11 April, a military lorry carrying troops to a military base in southern Armenia veered off the road and overturned, 18 servicemen were hospitalised. The incident occurred near the southern city of Meghri, near the Iranian border, with medical teams responding almost immediately. The injured soldiersContinue Reading

On 12 April, news on social media spread about the death of Azeri serviceman Meherrem Mayilzade being killed. Although military authorities in Baku have not yet commented on the incident, it is speculated that Mayilzade died as a result of a mine explosion. According to the Armenian military blog razm.info,Continue Reading

On 10 April, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) conducted a ceasefire monitoring mission on the line-of-contact between Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. On the Azeri side of ceasefire monitoring was done by OSCE representatives Ghenadie Petrica (Moldova), Simon Tiller (United Kingdom) as well as Ralf Bosshard(Switzerland). WhileContinue Reading