Turkey Informs About Composition of Turkish-Russian ceasefire Monitoring Center in Karabakh
“If a need emerges in the future, Turkey will reach an agreement with Azerbaijan and always provide the necessary support,” the Turkish minister added.
“If a need emerges in the future, Turkey will reach an agreement with Azerbaijan and always provide the necessary support,” the Turkish minister added.
The misappropriation and distortion of the cultural values of the Armenian people, the violation of the rights of the Armenian people do not contribute to regional peace.
"A comprehensive exchange of views on the future joint efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chair countries took place'', reads the statement.
On January 13, the Iranian athlete delivered his gold medal to Gor Shahverdyan, third secretary of the Embassy of Armenia in the I.R. of Iran to be presented to Sukiasyans in Armenia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh strongly condemns the provocative steps of the Azerbaijani side and qualifies them as an action aimed at destabilizing the situation in the Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict zone and disrupting the peacekeeping efforts.
During the conversation sides also touched upon the agenda of Armenian-Russian allied cooperation.
Vladimir Putin briefed on the main results of the trilateral meeting of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia on Monday in Moscow, which reviewed the implementation of the Nagorno-Karabakh statement as of November 9, 2020.
So far from November 13 till today 1,229 bodies were found during the search works.
The ombudsman stressed that the Armenian military in Artsakh protects the civilian population, and its presence there should be considered in the context of the genocidal policy by the Azerbaijani authorities.
A joint statement was issued following the trilateral meeting held between RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, RF President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Moscow.
“Unfortunately, today we have not managed to solve the issue of prisoners of war. This is the most sensitive and painful issue. We have agreed to continue working on it,” Pashinyan said.
Both Aliyev and Pashinyan received hugs as they were greeted by Putin, however, the two leaders didn't shake hands and gave only head nods.
Yesterday the search groups entered Kovsakan (Zangelan) via Syunik Province and retrieved bodies of 14 servicemen.
The French President expressed support for Russia’s efforts in facilitating settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The working meeting took place in a bordering neutral zone close to Yeraskh community of Armenia's Ararat province.
The consistent and deliberate violations of the trilateral statement by Azerbaijan seriously undermine the full implementation of the statement, and poses new challenges for regional security and peace.
Thanks to search operations, the remains of a total of 1,197 servicemen and civilians have been found and retrieved so far from the areas of the [recent] military actions.
In particular, the speech used open threats against Armenia and the Armenian society, expressions threatening the entire Armenian people and insulting their dignity.
"Today search efforts continue in the direction of Hadrut, Jabrayil and the upper sub-region of Askeran," Tadevosyan said, adding that 1,194 bodies have been detected to this day, and among them there are bodies of civilians as well.
The search operations continue in Talish-Mataghis, Hadrut region and Fizuli directions, Armenpress reports.
"At this point, I can neither deny nor confirm. When such a meeting is planned, we will provide proper information," Gevorgyan said.
The Armenian servicemen captured by Azerbaijani soldiers should be immediately released and returned to Armenia. This must be done immediately and without any precondition since they have the status of prisoners of war.
"The situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone tends to be settled," he said.
"Our joint opinion is that the situation in Nagorno Karabakh should not be used for the infiltration of foreign mercenaries to that region. We have completely the same position here with our Turkish partners", the Russian FM said.
"We failed to do it. The alternative to the wrong policies pursued by the authorities of Armenia was the war against Azerbaijan and Turkey,"
This is a step that is absolutely reprehensible and with a clear intention to intimidate the civilians—first of all taking into account the torture, inhuman treatment, and other war crimes, ethnic cleansing that the Azerbaijani armed forces have committed against our people, especially during and after the September-November 2020 war.
Defense army confirmed that yesterday during the whole day and till now neither of its subdivisions have been involved in any military actions and the Armenian side has not fired any shot.
The Artsakh Defense Army is strictly adhering to the ceasefire, no unit has taken part in any action in the given section, moreover, no emergency incident relating to the Artsakh Defense Army units was recorded.
Besides, some evidence suggests that Azerbaijani reconnaissance UAVs were flying at the scene before and during the strikes which means that the journalists were fully visible and distinct by the Azerbaijani armed forces.
The Prime Minister answered a number of questions of interest to the volunteers, which bore on the cases of desertion and betrayal during the war...
The main purpose of the visit is to contribute to the return of Armenian captives from Azerbaijan.
This document presents only the confirmed cases on indisputable grounds, but the staff of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Artsakh also received incomplete information on other alleged cases, which have not yet been fully verified.
The sides also discussed a number of bilateral and international pressing issues.
Beglaryan stated that the issue of temporary shelters should be solved for these people at first.
Humanitarian problems, connected to repatriation of refugees, restoration of infrastructure, preservation of religious and cultural memorials were named as the most pressing issues.
The Congressional request for the Artsakh report is included in the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) foreign aid bill (H.R.133), adopted by the House in parallel to the COVID-19 stimulus package earlier Monday.
Defense Army reports that the circumstances of their death are yet unknown.
Speaking about Russia’s position he said that the regulation must be without bloodshed.
"Russia is doing everything possible to establish peace in the region. We assume that the parties to the conflict are also interested in that goal," Zakharova said.
The Artsakh military said it will provide updates on the search operations.
He added that at the moment, Yeghtsahogh village was under the control of Armenian forces.
Recalling the 3 December OSCE ministerial statement in Tirana by the Minsk Group Co-Chair country heads of delegation, the Co-Chairs reiterate their united position in favor of comprehensive and sustainable settlement of all remaining core substantive issues.
The provocative actions of the Azerbaijani side continued on December 13 in the direction of the villages of Mets Shen and Hin Shen of the Shushi region.
It added that on Monday captives and hostages have already been transported to Azerbaijan, including Sahbaz Guliyev and Dilgam Askerov convicted in Nagorno Karabakh for murder and sabotage.
The Kremlin spokesperson said that such incidents are an additional burden for the Russian peacekeepers. "A really alarming situation happened, but it was very quickly neutralized," Peskov added.
Issues related to the post-war situation, the resumption of the negotiation process, the reinstatement of the rights of Artsakh-based Armenians and their safety were discussed during the meeting.
Minister Aivazian once again drew the attention of the Co-Chairs to Azerbaijan’s behavior of violating its obligations under the trilateral statement.
As of that day, it is likely that not all the bodies of our martyrs will be found. We will have many unrecognized bodies, but this kind of state decision can no longer be postponed.
“A case of skirmish from automatic firearms has been recorded in Hadrut region. Via direct communication line the parties were reported about the demand to fully observe the ceasefire regime,” he said.
The subdivisions are taking proportionate actions to suppress the enemy's activity, the Armenian defense ministry reported.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 1815.
“It is necessary to understand that not Armenia but Azerbaijan refused the Kazan talks,” the ex-official reminded.
“As of this moment 2996 bodies were medically examined,” Armenian health ministry spokesperson Alina Nikoghosyan told Armenpress.
The declaration of September 2, 1991, on the proclamation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as well as the independence referendum of December 10, 1991, serve as the legal basis of Artsakh's statehood and the highest manifestation of its people's will.
There is an urgent need to initiate a final settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, to ensure strong security for the local population and to determine its status.
"They have a status of defendants and are remanded into custody," the committee’s spokesperson Rima Yeganyan told ARMENPRESS.
US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Andrew Schofer will visit Armenia and Azerbaijan this weekend...
The Office of the Third President of the Republic of Armenia accepts the publication of the recording as a fact and will refrain from commenting on a closed-door meeting just as it has been the case until now.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held phone talks during which they discussed their willingness for future cooperation within the scope of the OSCE Minsk Group.
“Russia will assist in exchange of captives between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” Lavrov stated after the meeting with Armenia’s counterpart Ara Aivazian.
Doctors say the burns of various degrees most of the people received from the first days of the war were different from the cases they had encountered in their practice before.
The commander of the Russian contingent, Rustam Muradov, held talks with the Azerbaijani side, during which they managed to achieve the release of these citizens.
According to him, "this conflict cannot be resolved on the battlefield, and although we welcome the ceasefire, this is only the first step."
The National Assembly of France adopted a resolution today on the urgent need to recognize Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh). 188 MPs voted in favor of the resolution and 3 MPs against it.
The Co-Chair countries of the OSCE Minsk Group call upon Armenia and Azerbaijan to continue implementing fully their obligations under the November 9 statement, in Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts, as well as their previous ceasefire commitments.
The situation in the CSTO area of responsibility did not go without problems and was uneasy, overall, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated during the CSTO summit on Wednesday.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 1746.
We are constantly updating our lists of prisoners of war based on information collected through published videos and evidence presented by families, as well as testimonies, calls and other proofs. We are conducting a separate fact finding activity in terms of interned and forced disappearances of civilian persons, whose number reached around 40.
It is a fact that there are objective difficulties...
Troops of Russia’s peacekeeping contingent are ensuring security of vehicle traffic and movement of citizens via the Lachin corridor in Nagorno-Karabakh
“Without elaborating, I can say that agreements were changed, we’ve received security guarantees. Under my direct responsibility we stopped evacuation in these settlements and we will remain in place,” he said.
The Defense Army of Artsakh published list of 34 servicemen killed while defending homeland. By now Armenian side published names of 1,712 servicemen killed during the war.
Nikol Pashinyan gave an interview to the Russian TASS news agency. Below is the full transcript of the Prime Minister’s interview:
“The residents of Charektar have mainly taken their items and burned their homes, and nobody knows if they will return or if a military base will be deployed in the village,” the village head told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“The modalities of joint work along the lines of the joint monitoring center" were also at the focus, Peskov added.
The Prime Minister listened to those present and answered their questions. Reference was made to the activities of the recently established interdepartmental working group.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with members of families of Armenian servicemen and civilians missing or captured in the Artsakh war.
In the area of the community of Madagiz, a mine exploded during the search.
The second plane is expected to arrive in Armenia on November 27.
Thanks to the efforts and actions undertaken by the top leadership of the Russian Federation, it was possible to stop the bloodshed in the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict zone.
The coronavirus death toll reached 1952 (+21), deaths among Covid-19 patients from other illnesses reached 501 (+3).
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 1678.
The world community has no right to reconcile with a situation resulting from the armed aggression of an alliance of two authoritarian and genocidal states, as well as international terrorists whose actions do not fit into the legal and moral norms of the civilized world.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 1637.
“France is ready to provide, within the framework of UNESCO, with the Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflicts, its expertise and full support for the protection of the cultural and religious heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh and its surroundings,” Macron said.
The letter states that as a result of the military aggression launched by Azerbaijan on September 27 against the Republic of Artsakh with the support of Turkey significant part of the territory of Artsakh, where numerous cultural monuments of Armenian heritage are located, fell under the military occupation of Azerbaijan.
Today, on November 18, a few hours after Paris City Council adopted the call for recognition of the Artsakh Republic, the French Senate took a decision to submit the draft of the Resolution on the Need for Recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic for a vote.
It also notes that despite the deployment of the Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh), the existence of Nagorno Karabakh is under existential threat.
The coronavirus death toll reached 1839 (+28), deaths among Covid-19 patients from other illnesses reached 469 (+6).
On October 19-20 I had series of phone conversations both with president Aliyev and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Moscow preserves status quo.
Russia’s president also said that in October he convinced Aliyev to cease hostilities in Karabakh with the condition of return of Azerbaijani refugees to Shushi, but Armenia was against it.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the agreements on cessation of war in Nagorno Karabakh are being maintained, adding that the situation stabilizes there.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 1505.
The Human Rights Ombudsman of Artsakh will continue to work with relevant state and international bodies to protect the rights and return of Armenians under the control of the Azerbaijani side.
"As we have reported earlier the ceasefire regime is being maintained. We urge to follow exclusively official information," the Defense Army said in a statement.
A new interim measure request has been submitted to the ECHR against Azerbaijan.
The United States, along with France and Russia, are co-chairs of the Minsk Group whose main goal is to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and is within this framework that the situation must be resolved, Pompeo said.
In this context, I have decided to intensify political consultations in Artsakh with all forces and figures to discuss the most important issues of both the post-war recovery of Artsakh and the reform of the public administration system and of the pan-Armenian agenda.
This was stated by Azeri president Ilham Aliyev’s aide.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 1434.
Azerbaijanis have desecrated Shushi’s St Ghazantechots Church.
President Peter Maurer will pay an official visit to Moscow at the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh is one of the issues to be discussed, and the ICRC expects an exchange of views on humanitarian issues of concern, Hetterington added.
''The exchange takes place under the coordination of the Russian peacekeeping mission and the participation of the ICRC and the State Service of Emergency Situation of the Republic of Artsakh’', Harutyunyan said.
"This is goodbye, for now. If you're sad, imagine how they feel. 120.000 displaced from their ancestral home because Turkey got their way," she added.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 1383.
“We have discussed the created military-political situation and the provisions of the trilateral statement,” he said, adding that he once again reiterated that he applied to the Armenia’s PM to exert efforts to stop the war.
The High Representative/Vice-President looked forward to remaining in contact with both Ministers in the coming weeks, ahead of the upcoming EU-Armenia Partnership Council and EU-Azerbaijan Cooperation Council.
The total number of Armenian casualties since the launch of hostilities in Karabakh by Azerbaijan on September 27 reached 1339.
Minister Mnatsakanyan highlighted the importance of the international community to undertake immediate steps on the ground to address the humanitarian crisis in Artsakh resulting from the Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression.
The order was signed on the basis of the joint statement signed by the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan on November 9, 2020.
"No such “letter” has ever existed, it’s fake”, the spokesperson said on Facebook.
Earlier it was reported that more than 400 Russian peacekeepers from 15 separate peacekeeping brigades have already arrived in the conflict zone.
The coronavirus death toll reached 1636 (+27), deaths among Covid-19 patients from other illnesses reached 419 (+7).
I learned from the press that a statement on ending the Karabakh war was signed with the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan. I learned about the conditions for ending the war from the press as well.
The coronavirus death toll reached 1609 (+29), deaths among Covid-19 patients from other illnesses reached 412 (+5).
The Parties agree that the construction of new transport communications linking the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic with the western regions of Azerbaijan shall be provided.
Harutyunyan expressed his condolences and voiced his pride to the families of the martyrs and the whole nation.
The President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan writes on his Facebook page:
“The enemy has suffered heavy losses," he said.
Fights for Shushi continue.
Realizing that sooner or later he will bear the responsibility for the war crimes he has committed, Ilham Aliyev made a desperate attempt to deny the truth, by labelling it “fake news.”
"Russia continues to spare no effort to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through political and diplomatic means," the Kremlin representative said when asked whether there could be a military solution to this conflict.
The Artsakh Defense Army is taking countermeasures to take out an Azerbaijani assault team in the direction of Karintak village. Armenian Defense Ministry representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan said the Azeri forces are being hit with artillery strikes.
During the tour, I also met also General Mnatsakanyan. We will talk about his significant contribution and invaluable commitment to the Homeland these days after the war
The DA units are successfully carrying out their mission, depriving the enemy of initiative.
The Artsakh Defense Ministry reported 44 additional casualties, bringing the total military death toll to 1221, ARMENPRESS reports.
In the morning, the adversary resumed offensive operations in all main sections of the front line.
There were no casualties in the capital.
At around 19:30, the air defense units of the DA have shot down two enemy UAVs northwest of Stepanakert. Situation at the FEBA continues to be tense, spokesperson of the MoD of Armenia Shushan Stepanyan wrote on her page on Facebook.
Military operations are currently taking place inside Shushi and around Shushi, our troops are waging a heroic struggle to defend Shushi, and in some positions where Azerbaijani or mercenary forces have appeared, to neutralize them and take the control into our hands.
The Askeran, Kashatagh and Shahumyan regions, by contrast, have remained relatively calm.
According to the obtained factual data the mentioned persons from the northern settlements of Syria in September-October of 2020 were transferred to Azerbaijan through the Republic of Turkey as members of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and in exchange of remuneration illegally directly involved in hostilities and crimes against the civilian population and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Artsakh.
At around 13:40 Air Defense units of the Defense Army shot down another enemy Bayraktar TB2 in the southeastern direction.
"Victory to our heroes," he wrote.
Despite heavy destruction, the fortress city withstands the blows of the enemy.
The Army units control the operational and tactical situation and are taking measures for fire engagement of the enemy.
The capital of Artsakh has periodically come under enemy rocket shelling.
"The life-and-death battle continues”, the President said on Facebook.
The international recognition of the independence of the Republic of Artsakh is precisely the very measure by which the international community will put an end to the criminal policy of Azerbaijan.
‘During the discussion of the situation over Nagorno Karabakh serious concern was expressed over the ongoing large-scale clashes in the conflict zone, as well as the more active involvement of extremists from Syria and Libya in the clashes.
“Fights continue near Shushi, stop unnecessary discussions,” he stressed.
“Stepanakert is again being targeted by the enemy. The city is being struck with Grad and Smerch multiple rocket launchers,” the service said.
Since the last update the new losses of Azerbaijan are: 5 UAVs, 13 armored vehicles, 105 casualties.
“Of course, the enemy has deep reasons to voice about it as the regular lesson it received from General Ohanyan was very painful and I am sure he will get more as he [Seyran Ohanyan] is save and sound and fully implements the entrusted tasks,” Poghosyan said.
Unchanged has been also the hostile tactic to shell the civilian settlements of the republic with rocket and artillery systems. In the southeastern and southern directions, the friendly force has destroyed 2 soft-skinned vehicle transporting hostile personnel, as well as 4 UAVs.
At around 6:45 Air Defense units of Defense Army shot down an enemy UAV in the eastern direction.
Fights near Karabakh’s Shushi continue. Ministry of Defense representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan wrote about this on his page on Facebook.
Artsakh TV presented a coverage from the battlefield for Taghavard community of Karabakh’s Martuni. Artsakh Defense Army forces, volunteers and residents of the village are successfully repelling enemy’s attacks.
I met with the factions of the Artsakh Republic National Assembly to discuss the situation on the ground and issues on the possible consequent political decisions.