A Military Council hearing was called in Stepanakert today by the Defence ministry’s leadership headed by defence minister Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan. High-ranking officials and officers from all over the military were present during the meeting, which, officially was aimed at addressing issues related to the organisation of personnel andContinue Reading

Official reports from the Azeri Defence Ministry today stated that serviceman, Aqil Omarov, was killed on the line-of-contact near the abandoned city of Aghdam. Azeri reports state that Omarov was killed as a result of sniper fire from the Armenian side. A Facebook post apparently dedicated to the fallen servicemanContinue Reading

Official reports today from Azerbaijan’s State Border Service brought about news about the chairman of Azerbaijan’s Food Safety Agency Koshgar Tahmazli visiting several military outposts on the Armenian border in the district of Kazakh. The notifications described that Tahmazli’s aim was to check up the food-supply issue to troops onContinue Reading

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Minsk Group heads, co-presidents Stéphane Visconti, Andrew Schofer and Igor Papov and Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk, continued their regional visit plans and are now in Nagorno Karabakh. The delegation concluded its visit to Yerevan yesterday, and were received by the Nagorno KarabakhContinue Reading

The continuation of events surrounding the Azerbaijan-Georgia border dispute have yet to die down. The dispute is focused on a monastery, called David Gareja by the Georgians and  Keshikchidagh by the Azeris. Georgia’s Independence day holiday on 27 May will be marked by activist visits to the monastery, as wellContinue Reading

Tests and trials have started in Azerbaijan, aimed at testing out a newly-developed sniper rifle. The 12.7 x 108 mm cartridge used by the new ST-12.7 rifle as it is called, has an effective range of 1,600 metres and is used to target personnel, as well as light armoured vehiclesContinue Reading

The OSCE Minsk Group delegation consisting of Andrzej Kasprzyk, and the co-chairs Stéphane Visconti, Andrew Schofer and Igor Papov, were received by Armenia’s defence minister Davit Tonoyan. The delegation is visiting the region according to official plans,  and have come to Armenia to discuss issues related to the Nagorno KarabakhContinue Reading

On Monday, the new Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Secretary General candidate from Belarus, Major General Stanislav Zas, visited Yerevan where he was received by the country’s foreign minister Zohrab Mnatsakanian. Zas, who is the current head of Belarus’ Security Council is set to take over the vacant position of Continue Reading

PLEASE NOTE: This article contains statements that are political in nature, which do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Nagorno Karabakh Observer, but are merely quoted from other sources. On Thursday, an apparent incident occurred on the line-of-contact between Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. In a briefing given to local journalists,Continue Reading

Azeri media outlets reported on a brush fire in Nagorno Karabakh near the line-of-contact. In what seem to be photos from the area, billowing smoke is visible from a distance.  The incident occurred near the abandoned village of Gulluje, around 4,5 km west of the line-of-contact. Authorities in Stepanakert haveContinue Reading

Yesterday, OSCE representatives in Armenia and Azerbaijan organised a monitoring mission on the militarised border between the two countries. According to Azeri and Armenian sources, the monitoring took place according to plans, without any incidents. On the Armenian side, the monitoring took place near military outposts around the village ofContinue Reading