US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to meet the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Friday in a fresh attempt to end nearly a month of bloodshed, in which hundreds have been killed.
Turkey has violated the US legislation by using the American-made F-16 fighter jets in the territory of Azerbaijan during the war against Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), Expert on American studies Suren Sargsyan told Armenpress, adding that the F-16s could be deployed in Azerbaijan’s territory only by the permission of the US President, which, however, didn’t take place.
Artsakh’s Human Rights Defender Artak Beglaryan released a video on his social media account showing the consequences of the night bombing. “This is the consequences of Azerbaijan’s deliberate strikes with 6 heavy missiles at the peaceful settlements of Stepanakert,” he said, posting the images of the ruins.
CONFIRMED – A Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 UAV/drone by the Azerbaijan armed forces captured the moments when the Armenian S-300 Air Defense System was destroyed.
However, the missiles aimed at the power plants in Mingachevir were destroyed in the air, the strike in the direction of Ganja resulted in an accident on the Samukh-Gardabani 500-kilovolt overhead power line of international importance.
Legitimate military targets located in the Azerbaijani city of Ganja:
Bei einem Raketenangriff auf die aserbaidschanische Stadt Gandscha sind zwölf Zivilisten und Zivilistinnen getötet und mehr als 40 weitere Menschen verletzt worden. Mehrere Häuserreihen in einem Wohnviertel der 300.000 Einwohner zählenden Stadt seien bei dem Angriff heute zerstört worden, teilte die aserbaidschanische Generalstaatsanwaltschaft mit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin invited the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan to visit Moscow for peace talks Friday and said fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh should be halted for humanitarian reasons.
Yesterday, the Armenian foreign ministry’s spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan had this to say, in conversation with Haaretz: “Armenia has consistently raised the issue of arm supplies from Israel to Azerbaijan. Most recently, during the July aggression of Azerbaijan against Armenia, the Foreign Minister stated clearly that Israel should stop this deadly business with Azerbaijan.
Laut Haaretz landeten am vergangenen Donnerstag, nur wenige Tage vor Ausbruch der Kämpfe, zwei aserbaidschanische Frachtflugzeuge vom Typ Iljuschin Il-76 auf dem Stützpunkt. Zwei weitere Frachter kamen am Dienstag und Mittwoch an, was bedeutet, dass die aserbaidschanischen Streitkräfte ihre Waffenbestände weiter aufstocken konnten.
Hajiyev said that the Azeris “very much appreciate the cooperation with Israel, especially the defense cooperation.” So far, Israel has remained silent on the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. When asked if this silence bothered the Azeris, Hajiyev said, “No, no, Israel and Azerbaijan understand our situation” and cited multiple agreements between the two countries.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a leading conflict and armaments think-tank, Israel provided Azerbaijan with some $825 million in weapons between 2006 and 2019.
Those exports included drones, loitering munitions, anti-tank missiles, and a surface-to-air missile system, information from SIPRI’s Arms Transfers Database showed.
According to TASS, a number of European states initiated the meeting. The consultation format implies that only diplomats of the 15 Security Council member states are in attendance without the parties to the conflict.
Russia will continue its arms sales to both Azerbaijan and Armenia despite the latest flare-up of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview broadcast on Saturday.
Russia has long been Azerbaijan’s main arms supplier. Between 2013 and 2017, its share was 65 percent of Azerbaijan’s total foreign weapons imports (Sipri.org, March 2018). Although Russia is the main arms seller to Azerbaijan, it also provides military equipment to Armenia.
In 1921, Armenia and Georgia were also taken over by the Bolsheviks who, in order to attract public support, promised they would allot Karabakh to Armenia, along with two other disputable areas with ethnically mixed population – Nakhchivan and Zangezur (Syunik) (both last de facto belonged to Armenia). However, Moscow also had far-reaching plans concerning Turkey—hoping that it would, with a little help from Russia, develop along Communist lines. Needing to appease Turkey, bolsheviks not only have transferred Karabakh to Azerbaijan, but also have transferred it area Nachichevan, per 1919–1920 a part of Republic Armenia. From the areas declared disputable, only the small area Zangezur (a strip separating Nakhichevan from Azerbaijan proper) has been left for Armenia. As a result, the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) was established within the Azerbaijan SSR in 1923. Most of the decisions on the transfer of the territories, and the establishment of new autonomous entities, were made under pressure from Joseph Stalin, who is still blamed by both Azerbaijanis and Armenians for arbitrary decisions made against their national interests.
The Syrian militants have arrived to Azerbaijan through Turkish territory.
Below is a list of the divisions and losses.
1) al-Sharqiya rebel group – 19 militants
2) Hamza Division – 4 militants
3) 51-rd Division – 9 militants
4) Jaysh al-Nukhba group – 11 militants
5) Levant Front – 22 militants
6) Al Furqan Brigade – 33 militants
7) Al-Mutasim Division – 6 militants
The Azerbaijani military continues to target the civilian population of Artsakh in artillery strikes, Armenian defense ministry spokesperson Artsrun Hovhannisyan told a news conference.
“Civilian settlements are under fire now. A while ago I saw images showing the Azerbaijani side shelling the Martakert city with artillery strikes,” he said.
The time for dialogue has run out and Armenia deserves an international repudiation, Peter M. Tase, US expert, strategic adviser on international affairs and public diplomacy to governments, universities and corporations in Europe and the Americas, told Trend.
According to the Decree, due to the occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding districts of the Republic of Azerbaijan by the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia, armed attacks against the Republic of Azerbaijan and regular military provocations, martial law is being declared throughout the country starting from 00:00 on 28 September 2020.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed his great concern over the latest Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, calling on both sides to immediately stop fighting.
To ease heightened tensions in Transcaucasia, Lavrov held separate phone talks with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Azeri Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Die Nachrichten über erneute, massive Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Armenien und Aserbaidschan entlang der gesamten Konfliktlinien alarmieren mich. Es gibt bereits Berichte über zivile Opfer auf beiden Seiten. Ich rufe beide Konfliktparteien dazu auf, sämtliche Kampfhandlungen und insbesondere den Beschuss von Dörfern und Städten umgehend einzustellen.
The news about renewed massive clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia along the entire line of conflict do alert me. There are already reports of civilian casualties on both sides. I call on the parties to the conflict to immediately stop all acts of fighting and especially the shelling of villages and cities.
Turkey has strongly condemned and reacted to Armenia’s military offensive against civilian targets on Azerbaijani territories, pledging full support with all its means to its regional ally in using its right to self-defense.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed Ankara’s full support to Baku in a phone conversation with Azeri President İlham Aliyev.
He presented evidence supporting his statement, notably that simultaneously with the operations the Azerbaijani news media have started publishing misinformation claiming Armenian side has carried our provocation and they are responding.
“Our experts and partners have presented numerous facts that days earlier there were various materials in the Azerbaijani news media about planned operations. Another evidence on this being pre-planned are the reports on the air communication between Turkey and Azerbaijan. Today in the morning, just minutes after the attacks began the Azerbaijani and Turkish news media were intensively working right at the combat operations scene, and then the Azerbaijani official news release was made falsely claiming that they are starting a large-sale counterattack. This proves that the adversary had pre-planned these operations in detail,” he said.
The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population.
“Today, from early morning, Artsakh was subjected to the aggression of the armed forces of Azerbaijan. The civilian population of Artsakh, the capital Stepanakert, and civilian infrastructures are being bombed. At the moment, there are casualties and wounded, including among the civilian population. Using heavy weapons, the enemy is attacking the positions of the Defense Army in all directions,” he said.
Nach Kämpfen mit Aserbaidschan hat Armenien in der Konfliktregion Berg-Karabach Kriegsrecht verhängt. Es ist die schwerste Eskalation im Südkaukasus-Gebiet seit Jahrzehnten.
Around 1,000 servicemen from the Russian Southern Military District and 300 units of military equipment, including fighter jets, other military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle are participating in the exercise.
“For that purpose we have signed cooperation documents with US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy and Police Chief of Armenia Vahe Ghazaryan. All know how important the anti-corruption and police reforms are for our government. I want to thank our US partners led by Ambassador Lynne Tracy, as well as the US Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement for joining our goal to implement them and for the cooperation”, the minister said, expressing confidence that the initiatives of the government will be implemented successfully.
Residents of Jermuk and the surrounding communities have long contested that the mine posed a threat to their environment and economic livelihoods, as Lydian’s plans to use cyanide to leach gold concentrate from the ore.
Earlier in 2019 September, the PM had again called on the protesters and environmentalists to open access to the mine.
… The investigation into the death of Georgi Kutoyan must be in the focus and under the supervision of the public, taking into consideration the position that he held in the country in the past.”
Der 39-Jährige war ein Vertrauter von Ex-Präsident Sersch Sarkissian und leitete den SNB von 2016 bis zu seiner Entlassung im Mai 2018.
Es ist das erste Mal, dass der US-Kongress die Massaker der Jahre 1915 bis 1917 als Genozid bezeichnet. Die demokratische Vorsitzende des Repräsentantenhauses,
The historic vote was 405 to 11 and is seen as a rebuke to Turkey, which has spent nearly a century denying there was a genocide.
Although the U.S. has several times recognized an Armenian genocide through presidential proclamations and House resolutions, this is the first time the full Congress passed a measure making it U.S. policy. It is unclear if the Senate will follow.
The pilot program was organized by Iraq’s public transportation company, a sub-branch of the Ministry of Transportation, and left from Baghdad early Saturday morning.
According to the deputy, this region is important for US and Russia to be close to Syria and Iran.
“Both Russia and the United States are trying to consolidate their political capital in this region, to increase their influence in order to fulfill their future goals,” the deputy concluded.
Acting Armenia’s Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan has arrived in Lebanon on a working visit, spokesperson for the ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan wrote on Facebook.
So, as planned by Pashinyan, early parliamentary elections are to take place in the first half of December.
Westliche Medien wie der US-Propagandasender „Radio Free Europe“ unterstützten die Proteste gegen Sargsjan, indem sie Reportagen darüber rund um die Uhr live übertrugen. Die Demonstrationen waren erfolgreich; Anfang Mai wurde Nikol Paschinjan, der Anführer der YELK-Wahlallianz, zum neuen Premierminister gewählt. Außenminister Heiko Maas (SPD) erklärte im Juni 2018 dazu, die Bundesregierung habe die „Veränderungen in Armenien im Frühling mit viel Wohlwollen beobachtet“…Die in Armenien geförderten Rohstoffe werden nach Deutschland exportiert und dann von Karlsruhe aus vermarktet
Several hours ago, Amiryan stated that he is just an acting minister, but the protesters, gathering near the Ministry of Culture, continued to insist on his resignation.
Opposition supporters blocked interstate roads from Armenia to Georgia and Iran on Wednesday, local media reported. „Today all the people demand one thing: our leader Nikol Pashinyan should become the prime minister, 55 MPs from the Republican Party should accept this,“ said one of the organizers of the protesters who initiated the blocking of the road to Georgia near the city of Sevan. A similar situation exists on the road connecting Armenia and Iran. On the outskirts of the town of Vayk, local residents drove large trucks and dump trucks, chanting anti-government slogans.
Nikol Pashinyan and a large group of his supporters started the procession to the city center of Yerevan on May 2. Speaking in a megaphone, Pashinyan called not to block the roads connecting Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the roads along which the army is supplied. He also reiterated that his supporters should pass ambulances, vehicles of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, and fire trucks.
„The opposition lacks a clear program of reforms, constructive agenda or clear demands,“ said Alexander Iskanderian, director of the Caucasus Institute in Yerevan. „It’s not that people took to the streets to support the opposition which has no clear structure or organization — they (did so to) protest against the corrupt government which became totally shameless.“
Der Oppositionsführer Nikol Paschinjan signalisiert Bereitschaft neuer Staatschef zu werden.
Clutching a purple rose, the bearded Pashinyan, 42, led a huge crowd of his supporters on a commemorative march to a hilltop memorial in the capital Yerevan to honour the victims of the World War I-era killings.
Talks were planned after the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan on Monday following almost two weeks of street protests that plunged the impoverished ex-Soviet republic into political crisis.
(9.8.2016) Ein halbes Jahr vor den Parlamentswahlen im zeitigen Frühjahr 2017 kommt es fast zeitgleich mit dem Militärputsch vom 15.Juli in der Türkei zu einem ähnlichen Aufruhr in Miniaturausgabe in Armenien: In der Hauptstadt Jerewan fand am 17.Juli ein Versuch eines Militärputsches mit Geiselnahme von führenden Polizeichefs statt, der völlig aussichtslos war. Das war den Putschisten durchaus bewusst, die sich im Polizeigebäude verschanzten. Das Ziel der bewaffneten „Oppositionsgruppe“ zum Sturz der Regierung war als Initialzündung gedacht, die Bevölkerung unter Ausnutzung der aufgeheizten Stimmung zu mobilisieren um die Sache unter demokratischem Anstrich zu vollenden.
Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has released a statement, the PM’s office said.
“Dear countrymen, I am addressing all citizens of the Republic of Armenia…
Das Parlament hatte Sargsjan nach zehn Jahren als Präsident in der vergangenen Woche zum Regierungschef der Kaukasus-Republik gewählt, weil seine Partei bei einer Parlamentswahl Anfang April stärkste Kraft geworden war.