Reports of two Armenian soldiers, one wounded and one killed in separate incidents were made public these past two days by the de facto Nagorno Karabakh’s (NK) Defence Ministry. The first incident, took place at 02.55 hours on 28 January, when serviceman Nver Avetisyan suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound atContinue Reading

On 28 January, high-ranking officials from de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) as well as Armenia were present during the opening ceremony for new military installations in northern NK. NK President Bako Sahakyan, NK Defence Minister Karen Abrahamyan and presidential advisor Arshavir Gharamyan received Armenian Defence Minister Davit Tonoyan, Prime MinisterContinue Reading

A series of preparation drills took place at a military base in the northeastern part of Nagorno Karabakh, in the region locally known as Martakert. The drills, according to official sources, involved the exhibition of military methods and techniques, the general exchange of ideas in what was characterised as aContinue Reading

The last week of January, starting the 27th, saw a series of drills carried out by the Azeri military in preparation for the new training period of the year. Different military units from undisclosed bases and installations took part in a week-long preparation drill aimed at evaluating the combat capacitiesContinue Reading

According to official reports, between 28 and 29 January, a series of meetings and visits with the participation of high-ranking military and state officials took place in de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK). It is worth nothing that 28 January is marked as a national holiday in both Armenia and NK,Continue Reading

On 18 January, Azeri State Border Serivce (SBS) reported the detention of three individuals near the Azeri-Iranian border village of Emirzeyidli, 28 km from the line-of-contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. The incident occured when a suspicious individual exited a vehicle that had approached the border area. SBS guards urgedContinue Reading

An incident at a military base on the northern segment of the line-of-contact (LoC) between de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) and Azerbaijan left two servicemen injured. No details were officially provided on the incident, but the two servicemen, Henry Zakaryan and Armen Mesropyan, received gunshot injuries, the former is reportedContinue Reading

On 21 January, the Nagorno Karabakh Defence Ministry reported the death of 39-year-old serviceman Artur Nalbandyan at military outpost on the northern mountainous segment of the line-of-contact (LoC). Further news reports detailed that Nalbandyan had died as a result of a fall. (1, 2) The incident is currently being investigated,Continue Reading

According to an official statement from the Nagorno Karabakh (NK) Defence officials, more military installations were opened in the northeastern and central parts of the de facto territory. The installations will serve support troops in the rear-guard as well as other unspecified military units.  The content of the official statementContinue Reading

Tension along the internationally-recognised border between Armenia and Azerbaijan appear to remain high, with frequent skirmishes and cross-border fire reported. So far this year, two Armenian servicemen were wounded due to skirmishes, while one Azeri serviceman was killed on 7 January. On 15 January at around 16.30 hours, Armenian servicemanContinue Reading

Today, the Organisation for Cooperation and Security in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group conducted its first ceasefire monitoring mission on the heavily militarised line-of-contact (LoC) separating de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) and Azerbaijan. According to the NK Foreign Ministry, the monitoring took place at military positions northeast of Aghdam, on theContinue Reading

Units of the Azeri Armed Forces took part in a series of drills consisting of physical tests, live-fire drills and other tactical exercises, including with military vehicles. Little details on the drills were made available, but the drills were headed by officers of the mentioned units. Map of the militaryContinue Reading