The ceasefire of 1994 was a turning point in the conflict over Nagorno Karabakh. After years of war, a trilateral ceasefire agreement was signed between the interested parties by the Ministers of Defence of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. Footage from negotiations: Representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh and RussiaContinue Reading

Source: “Activists, Local Residents Rally in David Gareji Monastery”, CIVIL.GE, 06 MAY 2019   *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    Several hundred civic activists and local residents gathered in the premises of David Gareji MonasteryContinue Reading

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

Today the Foreign Ministers of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov meet in Paris under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group co-Chairs Stéphane Visconti, Igor Popov and Andrew Schofer.  Also present during the meeting was the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Andrzej Kasprzyk. This is the firstContinue Reading

According to official news, A joint venture between Azeri and Israeli companies has given way to the opening of a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV o commenly known as “drones”) in Azerbaijan. The event took place last week and the training centre is expected to start its activity this year.Continue Reading

Circulating among Armenian and Azeri media these days are a series of comments regarding the a possibly conflict over Karabakh in the near future. The Head of the Political and Military Analysis Institute, Political Scientist, Aleksander Khramchikhin commented on the possibility of a new flare-up between Azeri and Armenian forcesContinue Reading

Between 23-24 December the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan conducted artillery drills with their Czech produced and procured DANA 152mm propelled artillery systems. According to official sources, the combat exercises simulated close-artillery barrage training. The DANA self.propelled artillery system has a minimum range of approximately 4,5 km and a maximum ofContinue Reading

The Armenian military news platform Razm.info published losses in the Armenian and Azeri military for 2018. According to Razm.info, sources of the informationare based on news reports (mainly for the Armeian side) and social media monitoring (mainly for the Azeri side, as news on military losses is not normally published). ArmenianContinue Reading

Source: Vardanyan, Olesia, “Armenia elections boost hopes for peace with Azerbaijan”, Jam News, 14 December 2018   Berkaber, Armenia – One of the windows in Sonya Matinyan’s home is filled in with bricks. The glass of the other is splintered by a rifle bullet. The roof has taken a few missileContinue Reading

According to inside information in the Kremlin, Moscow will not sell “Bal” missile systems to Azerbaijan. This information was first made public through the Russian daily Komersant on 05 December. One of the reasons for the change in policy appears to be that the missile systems have the potential to  shift theContinue Reading

Source: INGILIZIAN, MASIS, “Azerbaijan Pushes into Nakhichevan Borderlands”, Bellingcat, 08 NOV 2018 *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    Recent satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows ongoing engineering works by the Azerbaijani armed forces on theContinue Reading

On 06 November 2018, official sources within the Azeri government announced what is the be the start of an assembly line producing the new HP machine gun. The  latter was first introduced in trials around 2013, and almost five years later a decision was adopted to start mass production. The machineContinue Reading