Category: Azerbaijan

French President Suggests ‘Sanctions’ for Karabakh Truce Violations

French President Suggests ‘Sanctions’ for Karabakh Truce Violations

PARIS (RFE/RL) — France’s outgoing President Francois Hollande has reportedly spoken of the need for international “sanctions” against ceasefire violations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Hollande expressed concern at a recent upsurge in deadly fighting along the Armenian-Azerbaijani “line of contact” around Karabakh after talks held with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan in Paris late on […]

Azerbaijan Blocks OSCE Truce Monitors in Karabakh

Azerbaijan Blocks OSCE Truce Monitors in Karabakh

BAKU (RFE/RL) — Azerbaijan has made clear that it will not allow the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to deploy monitors on the Armenian-Azerbaijani frontlines around Nagorno-Karabakh. “In the absence of withdrawal of the Armenian troops from the occupied territories, such a deployment would lead only to further consolidation of the status […]

Turkey sells ‘Drone Killer’ Systems to Azerbaijan |

Turkey sells ‘Drone Killer’ Systems to Azerbaijan |

BAKU (Armenpress) —The Turkish armament manufacturer Harp Arge has sold its “Drone Killer” systems to Azerbaijan, Trend new agency reported. The company said the deal is the first export to Azerbaijan. The Drone Killer system is designed to combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and can terminate the connection between the UAV and the operating center, […]

Azeri Forces Launch Another Attack, Are Repelled

Azeri Forces Launch Another Attack, Are Repelled

STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources) — Nagorno Karabakh authorities said on February 25 that its troops repelled attacks by Azerbaijani armed forces in the southeastern and eastern sections of the front line. The military leadership in Nagorno-Karabakh said its troops “spotted and repulsed” attacks by Azerbaijani forces and that several Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in the fighting, […]

Aliyev Appoints Wife Vice President of Azerbaijan

Aliyev Appoints Wife Vice President of Azerbaijan

BAKU (Armenpress) — Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev signed an order on February 21 appointing his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, to the post of first vice president of the country, the Azerbaijani APA reported. Mehriban Aliyeva is a member of the Azerbaijani Parliament.  

Amnesty International Demands Russian-Israeli Blogger’s Release

Amnesty International Demands Russian-Israeli Blogger’s Release

LONDON (RFE/RL) — Amnesty International has condemned the extradition from Belarus to Azerbaijan of a Russian-Israeli blogger who has visited Nagorno-Karabakh in the past and demanded his immediate release from Azerbaijani custody. In a weekend statement, the London-based human rights group said Alexander Lapshin is prosecuted not only for his trips to Karabakh but also […]

Armenian Serviceman Killed by Azerbaijani Fire

Armenian Serviceman Killed by Azerbaijani Fire

STEPANAKERT (Panorama.am) — The Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan 55 times on the night of January 22-23, firing around 430 shots toward the Armenian positions from firearms of different calibers. As the Defense Army of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) reports, the Azerbaijani forces intensively […]

Three Armenian Soldiers Killed on Border after Surprise Azeri Attack; CSTO Chief Slams Armed ‘Provocation’ against Armenia

Three Armenian Soldiers Killed on Border after Surprise Azeri Attack; CSTO Chief Slams Armed ‘Provocation’ against Armenia

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — The secretary general of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on December 29 condemned as “provocative” an armed incident on Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan which left three Armenian soldiers dead. “We regard these actions in the territory of a CSTO member state as provocative, especially against the backdrop of the quite […]