OSCE representatives conducted a ceasefire monitoring mission today (04 June) at military positions on the south-central segment of the line-of-contact near the city of Martuni. From Armenian side were representatives Mihail Olaru (Moldova) and Martin Schuster (Germany), while from the Azeri side of the line-of-contact were Simon Tiller (United Kingdom),Continue Reading

The latest ceasefire violation reports were made available by the respective Defence Ministries of Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. Amid what appear to be heightened tensions between the parties, each side saw a loss the past week according to the news reports from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. Reported daily ceasefireContinue Reading

Reinforced military units involving armoured tank battalions participated in live-fire exercises at the Tigranakert training ground. The event was supervised by the commander of an undisclosed military base, Col Ashot Aghajanyan, while observing was the Defence Minister Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan. Also present were commanders and officers of the participatingContinue Reading

What lies behind the military exercises conducted by Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia and why does each one publish the kinds of information on this matter that it publishes? Considering the official publications of the respective defence ministries of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh, and considering the particular circumstances andContinue Reading

On 01 June,  military authorities in Stepanakert announced the loss of 19-year-old conscript soldier, Sipan Melkonyan. According to the official report, Melkonyan died as result of an Azeri bullet at a military outpost along the line-of-contact near the city of Martuni, in eastern Nagorno Karabakh, the incident took place atContinue Reading

Reports from Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry today revealed rocket and artillery military units conducting live-fire exercises involving the 152mm MSTA-S self-propelled artillery guns. The event most likely took place at a military training ground on the southern edge of the Mingechevir resevoir. Possible training ground location, 50 km from line-of-contact  Continue Reading