Yesterday, Defence officials in Stepanakert revealed that the de facto republic’s Defence minister, Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan, visited military installations on the northern segment of the line-of-contact. The exact locations of the visit were not specified on open-sources. An official statement mentioned that Abrahamyan’s aime was to evaluate and assesContinue Reading

On 27 July, at approximately 11.00 hours an Armenian border guard was critically injured by an Azeri bullet on northern segment of the Armenian-Azeri border. According to sources from Armenia’s Defence ministry, an Armenian border guard received non-life threatening injuries from Azeri fire; according to non-official sources, the injured wasContinue Reading

Last week, sources within Azerbaijan brought to light information regarding the crash of a MiG-29 fighter aircraft in the Caspian Sea during a nocturnal training flight. According to non-official sources, on 24 July at around 22.00 hours the aircraft disappeared from radar screens.  Recovery and rescue operations were immediately underwayContinue Reading

Azerbaijan’s Defence minister Gen Zakir Hasanov visited the villages in the southwest of the country last week, just kilometres from the line-of-contact and the Iranian border.  Hasanov visited the village’s memorial to servicemen killed during the April clashes of 2016, special attention from Azeri official media was put on theContinue Reading

Azerbaijan’s Defence minister paid an official visit to military installations on the southern segment of the line-of-contact aimed at evaluating the current situation. Official reports state that Gen Zakir Hasanov’s agenda included following up on the combat readiness of troops, during which he was seen at an observation post apparentlyContinue Reading

On the early morning of 24 July, Armenian serviceman, conscript Volodya Galoyan’s body was found around 50 metres from his undisclosed military outpost along the line-of-contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. An initial inquiry into the case revealed that Galoyan had unsuccessfully fired upon his superior at his military outpostContinue Reading

Yesterday, a session dedicated to evaluating military achievements, issues and developments during the the first half of the year took place organised by the heads of the Nagorno Karabakh Military Council, headed by Defence minister Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan. Maj Gen Abrahamyan in his opening words brief the members ofContinue Reading

Last week, Nagorno Karabakh’s Defence minister, Maj Gej Karen Abrahamyan, visited a series of military bases and outposts along the northern segment of the line-of-contact. The purpose of the visit was to follow up on the the condition of new recruits, review the general well-being of the servicemen and evaluateContinue Reading