On 05 March, the 60th birthday of former military commander and defence minister of Armenia, Vazgen Sargsyan, was commemorated. The event took place in presence of President Bako Sahakyan at a motorised infantry base that bears the late commander’s name in Nagorno Karabakh. During the event, President Sahakyan expressed hisContinue Reading

On 05 February the President of de facto Nagorno Karabakh, Bako Sahakyan,  visited troops in the northeastern region of Martakert and held a meeting with local authorities at the village of Talish.  He was accompanied by the  commander of the Defence Army (the equivalent to a minister of defence inContinue Reading

On 24 January 2018, the President of Nagorno Karabakh, Bako Sahanyan participated in the annual Military Council Summit aimed at summing up military developments in the past year. Present during the meeting were high-ranking military officials from the Defence Army (the equivalent of a Ministry of Defence), including the Commander-in-ChiefContinue Reading

Just a few days apart, the leaders of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan, Bako Sahakyan and Ilham Aliyev both announced changes  in their armed forces for the upcoming year.  Both leaders announced modernisation plans for their armed forces for 2019. Aliyev was the first to announce such a change, which isContinue Reading

The acting Armenian Prime Minister (PM) Nikol Pashinian paid an official visit to Stepanakert to meet with his counterpart Bako Sahakyan. The two discussed bilateral co-operation between Armenia and Karabakh. Present during the meeting were other high-ranking government and military officials from both sides. Among the issues discussed were militaryContinue Reading

On 19 July 2017, the current President of Artsakh (Republic of Nagorno Karabakh) was reelected through a parliamentary vote of 87%, or 28 Members of Parliament out of 32 voted in his favour. The President will serve his tenure until 2020, when two simultaneous elections, Parliamentary and Presidential will beContinue Reading