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

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

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

Between 29 and 31 December, high-level officials in both Armenia, as well as de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) visited Armenian troops deployed on the line-of-contact (LoC). The general aim of the visits was to boost morale during the holiday season and carry out a final evaluation of living as wellContinue Reading

The OSCE Minsk Group concluded an official visit to the South Caucasus where the Co-Chairs Andrew Schofer (United States), Igor Popov (Russia), Stephane Visconti (France) and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Andrzej Kasprzyk  met with the heads of state of Armenia(15 October),de facto Nagorno Karabakh (16 October) andContinue Reading

Armenia’s Defence minister, Davit Tonoyan, was received today by his counterpart, Karen Abrahamyan, in de facto Nagorno Karabakh in what was an official visit within the framework of mutual cooperation between the two sides. According to an official notification from Nagorno Karabakh’s Defence ministry, the two defence heads visited aContinue Reading

This weekend the president of de facto Nagorno Karabakh, Bako Sahakyan, visited a military outpost on the central segment of the line-of-contact accompanied by Defence minister Karen Abrahamyan and the head of the Security Council, Arshavir Gharamyan. An official statement provided by defence officials stated that the visit’s aim wasContinue Reading

Today, Bako Sahakyan, president of the de facto Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, promoted the military’s chief of staff, colonel Jalal Harutyunyan to major general.  Maj Gen Harutyunyan rose through the ranks of the military, having participated in the 1990s Karabakh conflict at an early age. Subsequently he was the commanderContinue Reading

De facto Nagorno Karabakh’s Defence Ministry received a new deputy minister today. Colonel Stepan Gevoryan was assigned to the position through a decree by president Bako Sahakyan.  Col Gevorgyan will be particularly in charge of morale-boosting affairs within the ranks of the unrecognised state’s armed forces. Col Gevorgyan previously theContinue Reading

Nagorno Karabakh’s Defence Minister Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan received the OSCE’s Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk . The official meeting took place on 08 March, a day after Kasprzyk’s meeting with the Azeri Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov. The two sides discussed recent developments along the line-of-contact and long-termContinue Reading