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

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

The first week of the year has seen over 125 ceasefire violations along the line of contact by the Azeri military according to military officials in Nagorno Karabakh. Around 1.000 shots were fired from different calibre weapons, which, according to a Nagorno Karabakh Observer analysis were mainly, if not exclusivelyContinue Reading

Davit Babayan, a high-ranking official within the Nagorno Karabakh government, made clear that “the situation on the line of contact remains stable, but not without its violations”, meaning that although no major military incidents have occurred between Armenian and Azeri forces, border crossfire has still taken place. When asked aboutContinue 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

On 14 December, a new head of the Ministry of Defence (called officially Defence Army) was assigned by Presential decree. The new Head of the Ministry, Major General Karen Abrahamyan is a native of Hadrut region, and has held several prominant positions within the military over the years such asContinue Reading

The Armenian Armed Forces lost three  servicemen in the lapse of one week, between 31 August and 03 September. Two of these losses were due to traffic accidents, while one is currently being investigated, with initial reports of suicide. On 31 August, officer D. Galstyan died instantly with several othersContinue Reading

Azeri serviceman, İbrahim Mənəfov was killed on 20 January 2018 in a border skirmish in an undisclosed area on the line of contact between Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. 23-year-old Mənəfov had graduated from the National Aviation Academy and had started military service in July of 2017.  Armenian military authorities have not commentedContinue Reading

News got out that on 18 January 2018 Armenian conscript Ernest Hovhannisyan was hospitalised due to a serious traumatic injury. An initial report from Armenia’s Defence Ministry stated that the conscript had caused a self-inflicted injury to himself. Unconfirmed reports mention he had fallen or was thrown, either intentionally orContinue Reading

A criminal case has been started by Nagorno Karabakh judicial officials against captured Azeri soldier Elnur Huseynzade. The latter was captured by Armenian forces in February of 2017 during a small-scale military operation near the north-western village of Talish. The Karabakh Defence Army reported that the captured was a member of anContinue Reading

  Official within the Ministry of Defence in Stepanakert have announced plans for the construction of a new neighbourhood in the southern city of Hadrut. Newly-constructed residential flats in the neighbourhood will provide housing for Armenian officers with one, two and three room flats. The housing programme is carried outContinue Reading