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Surmalu blast: OSCE Secretary General offers condolences

OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid extended condolences to the families of the victims of the Yerevan explosion.

Search-and-rescue operations resume at Surmalu trade center

The search-and-rescue operations in the Surmalu trade center resumed Thursday morning, the Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Pambukhchyan told reporters.

Nagorno Karabakh conflict: United States reiterates need for a negotiated, comprehensive, and sustainable settlement

The United States continues working to facilitate a comprehensive long-term peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Russian and Syrian forces defeating international terrorism — Russian defense minister

Russian and Syrian forces are successfully fighting against international terrorism, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday at a meeting with his Syrian counterpart, Ali Mahmoud Abbas, on the sidelines of the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security, Tass informs.

North Korea launches two cruise missiles toward Yellow Sea

Pyongyang launched two cruise missiles toward the Yellow Sea on Wednesday, Tass informs.

27-year-old becomes first Armenian to be appointed District Governor in Turkey

An ethnic-Armenian Turkish lawyer is set to become the first ever Armenian to hold the post of district governor in Turkey after his appointment as the District Governor of Babadag, a city and district in the Denizli Province, aynahaber.net reported.

Turkey launches airstrike on Aleppo countryside, 3 Syria soldiers dead

A Syrian military source announced on Tuesday that as of 2:37pm to 3pm, the Turkish warplanes targeted some military points in Aleppo countryside, leading to the death of three Syrian soldiers and wounding six others, SANA reported.

Kazakh president offers condolences over Yerevan explosion

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev offered condolences over the deadly market explosion in Yerevan.

Houses being built in Aygestan for those displaced from Avetaranots

In the Aygestan community of Artsakh's Askeran region, a new settlement is being built for families forcibly displaced from the Avetaranots village, which according to the project will consist of 254 private houses.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Wednesday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Embassy of Kazakhstan offers condolences over Yerevan explosion

The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Armenia expressed condolences over the Surmalu market explosion in Yerevan.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan suffers muscle injury

Inter Milan midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan won’t play for a few weeks due to an injury.

Artsakh declares August 17-18 mourning days

On August 16, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree, according to which on August 17-18, 2022 inclusive mourning was declared in the Artsakh Republic in memory of the people who passed away as a result of the fire and explosion that occurred on the territory of "Yerevan Canning Factory" CJSC on August 14, 2022.

3 people unaccounted for after market blast

As of 17:00 the death toll in the Surmalu market explosion stands at 16, and the number of those unaccounted for is 3.

Gazprom does not rule out gas prices in Europe over $4,000 in winter

Gazprom does not rule out that gas prices in Europe in winter may rise above the record-breaking figure $4,000 per 1,000 cubic meters, the holding said on Tuesday.

Shoigu says there is no need to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine

Stuffing about Russia's plans to use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine is a lie, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the opening of the Moscow Conference on International Security as part of the Army-2022 forum, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

India blocks Azerbaijan's participation in upcoming BRICS summit as a guest

India has blocked Azerbaijan's participation in the upcoming BRICS summit as a guest, Greek journalist Paul Antonopoulos tweeted, news.am informs.

Armenia, Russia defense ministers hold talks

Defense Ministers of Armenia and Russia Suren Papikyan and Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday held talks on the margins of the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security, news.am informs, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense press service.

US lifts F-35 flight ban

The US Air Force has lifted a ban on flights of the fifth-generation F-35 fighter, introduced after the manufacturer of the ejection seats said about a possible malfunction of the squibs that separate the seat from the aircraft, according to Air Force Magazine.

8 people unaccounted for in Yerevan blast

The death toll in the Yerevan market explosion stands at 16 as of midday August 16, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

Houses being built for displaced families in Kaghartsi

In the Kaghartsi community of Artsakh’s Martuni region, five houses are being rebuilt for displaced families with state funds.

Iran responds to EU nuclear deal proposals

Iranian authorities sent the European Union (EU) a response to proposals to restore the nuclear deal. It is reported by Al Jazeera with reference to an Iranian official. The content of the message is unknown, news.am informs.

President of Georgia offers condolences to families of victims of Yerevan explosion

President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili extended condolences to the families of the victims of the Yerevan market explosion.

Yerevan market explosion death toll reaches 17

. Authorities updated the list of missing persons in the market blast from 18 to 17.

Pregnant woman, child among victims of deadly market explosion

A pregnant woman and a child are among those who were killed in the market explosion on August 14, the Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Pambukhchyan said in a statement.

Afghanistan Plans to Buy 1 Million Barrels of Oil from Russia

Afghanistan plans to buy a million barrels of Russian oil. Nuriddin Azizi, the country’s Minister of Industry and Trade, announced it today, Albawaba reports.

Cyprus foreign ministry offers condolences to families of victims of Yerevan explosion

The Foreign Ministry of Cyprus offered condolences over the deadly explosion in the Surmalu market in Yerevan.

Russian diplomat warns US against interfering in investigations in other countries

Washington should not interfere in investigations conducted in other countries the way it’s not interfering in an investigation into former US President Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Telegram on Monday, Tass informs.

President Harutyunyan received a group of members of the Union of Relatives of Servicemen Perished and Missing in the Third Artsakh War

On August 15, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received a group of members of the Union of Relatives of Servicemen Perished and Missing in the Third Artsakh War, the Presidential Office stated.

Iran to submit final conclusion over nuclear deal revival by midnight

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said Tehran will submit its final conclusion regarding the conditions on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal on Monday night, Tasnim news agency reports.

Yerevan explosion: One of the missing is Iran citizen

One of those missing as a result of Sunday’s explosion at the Surmalu shopping market in Yerevan is a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), news.am informs, citing the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia.

Putin offers condolences over Yerevan market explosion

President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent a letter of condolences to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the deadly explosion that hit a market in Yerevan on August 14.

Praying for the Peace of Souls of the Blast Victims: Catholicos Karekin II

It is with deep pain that we follow the tragic consequences of the explosion at Surmalu shopping center, said His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Armradio reports.

US seeking to label Russia as state sponsor of terrorism with others’ hands. Zakharova

The United States’ plans to isolate Russia in the world have failed, which explains Washington’s attempts to label Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism with the hands of others, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday, Tass informs.

President Harutyunyan offers condolences to families of victims of Yerevan market explosion

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan offered condolences to the families of the victims of the market explosion in Yerevan.

Market explosion death toll climbs to 6

The death toll in the Surmalu market explosion reached 6, the Ministry of Emergency Situations spokesperson Hayk Kostanyan said.

U.S. says potential F-16 sale to Turkey would serve U.S. interests, NATO - letter

 April 6 (Reuters) - The Biden administration believes a potential sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey would be in line with U.S. national security interests and would also serve NATO's long-term unity, the State Department said in a letter to Congress that fell short of explicitly supporting the deal.

EU urged to stop issuing tourist visas to Russians

Finnish and Estonian leaders want EU countries to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens.

Estonia, Latvia Withdrawing From China's 16+1 Cooperation Format

The so-called "16+1" format will now be reduced to "14+1" with both Latvia and Estonia withdrawing from the organization on the same day. According to LSM, for a while it was called the "17+1" format but Lithuania has already withdrawn as a result of China's outrage about Lithunia's warm relations with Taiwan.

Pakistan, Turkey sign trade agreement

Pakistan and Turkey signed a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) for promoting trade liberalization and enhancing bilateral trade, Turkish media reported.

US again threatens Russia, Iran with sanctions

The US has once again threatened Russia and Iran with sanctions—and in connection with the possible sale of Iranian drones to Russia.

Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant’s cooling equipment damaged from Ukrainian shelling, says Russian military

The Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Station’s cooling pool equipment was damaged as a result of shelling from the Ukrainian military, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. It added that crucial infrastructure is unharmed, Interfax reports.

UN Concerned over Ongoing 'Military Activities' Near Zaporozhye NPP

The UN is concerned over continued military action in the vicinity of the Zaporozhye NPP and hopes the nuclear station and the territory around it will be demilitarized, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said at a briefing on Thursday, TASS reports.

Vietnam urges restraint in Taiwan Strait, calls for dialogue between China and US

Vietnam on Thursday called on all parties to refrain from complicating the situation in the Taiwan Strait, and reaffirmed its adherence to the “One China” policy, Viet Nam News Daily reported citing the foreign ministry spokesperson’s statement.

4 women died on the spot as a result of a car crash on the Stepanakert-Askeran highway

An accident took place Friday on the Stepanakert-Askeran motorway, as a result of which four women died on the spot, the Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Artsakh informs.

Australian Liberal Party recognized the independence of the Republic of Artsakh

On August 11, the Australian Liberal Party State Conference, held in the State of New South Wales, adopted a motion recognizing the independence of the Republic of Artsakh and the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire, as well as calling on the Federal Australian Government to recognize the independence of the Republic of Artsakh, Artsakh FM David Babayan wrote on his Facebook page.

Canadian FM Melanie Joly discusses NK conflict with Armenian community

Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly and Canadian lawmakers Jean Yip and Han Dong visited the Armenian Center of Toronto on August 11 and got acquainted with the everyday life of the Armenian community and the work of the spiritual-educational organizations, the Armenian National Committee said in a statement, adding that this is Joly's first visit to the Armenian community in her capacity as foreign minister.

What is the stage of the construction of the Stepanakert-Goris alternative route? (Video)

The newly constructed section of the Stepanakert-Goris alternative road starts from the 36th km of the Stepanakert-Berdzor highway, from the cross-road leading to Mets Shen of the Berdadzor sub-region.

Artsakh Defense Army: Situation along line of contact relatively stable

The situation at the line of contact overnight August 11-12 and as of 09:00 was relatively stable despite the certain remaining tension, the Artsakh Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Russia MFA: Azerbaijan-EU natural gas agreement does not contradict Baku allied cooperation with Moscow

The agreement signed between Baku and the European Union (EU) on the import of Azerbaijani natural gas does not run counter to the provisions of the declaration on allied cooperation between Russia and Azerbaijan. Ivan Nechayev, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated about this at a press briefing Thursday, news.am informs.

Raisi to Pashinyan: Iran is ready to use all its capacities to establish peace, stability in Caucasus

Iran does not accept any changes in the political geography of the region, and is ready to use all its capacities to establish peace and stability in the Caucasus and its growth and development, President Ebrahim Raisi said, Mehr reported.

No agreement yet on next meeting between Armenian, Turkish special envoys – MFA

As of this moment there is no agreement on the next meeting between the special representatives of Armenia and Turkey, the Armenian Foreign Ministry told ARMENPRESS when asked to comment on Turkish news media reports claiming that the next meeting between envoys Ruben Rubinyan and Serdar Kilic will take place in September.

Russia MFA: Lachin corridor issue should be resolved on basis of trilateral statement

The issue of the Lachin corridor should be resolved on the basis of point 6 of the trilateral statement by the leaders of Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan on November 9, 2020. As news.am informs, Ivan Nechayev, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said.

Russia plans high-level contacts with Armenia and Azerbaijan this month

Russia is planning to organize high-level trilateral contacts over various topics of Armenian-Azerbaijani normalization by the end of August, the Russian foreign ministry’s deputy director for information and publications department Ivan Nechayev said at a press briefing when asked about a possible meeting between the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders.

NSW lawmakers call on Australian Government to condemn Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh

On Tuesday 9th August 2022, the convenors of the New South Wales Armenia-Australia Friendship Group appealed to Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, requesting the Federal Government publicly condemns Azerbaijan’s latest attacks against the indigenous Armenians of the Republic of Artsakh, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).

Belarus dismisses reports about explosions at military airbase

The Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Belarus has dismissed the social media reports about explosions at the Pribytki (Zyabrovka) military airbase in Homiel region, news.am informs.

US Not to Allow China to Isolate Taiwan: Pelosi

The US will not let China "isolate Taiwan," Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said at a press conference in Washington on Wednesday, TASS reports.

World oil prices falling

World oil prices are dropping Thursday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

No significant ceasefire violations or incidents recorded on line of contact.Artsakh Defense Army

The situation on the line of contact was relatively stable despite the certain remaining tension overnight August 10-11 and as of 09:00, the Defense Army of Artsakh said.

Biden signs protocols on Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO

US President Joe Biden has signed protocols on the ratification of agreements on Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO, a TASS correspondent reported on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Monuments evacuated from Berdzor, Aghavno and Nerkin Sus will have their own place in the Republic. Deputy Minister

According to the civil defense plan, along with the evacuation of the population of Berdzor, Aghavno, Nerkin Susi communities of Kashatagh, the process of moving monumental art monuments also continues.

Greek media: It is time for Greece to finally sanction Aliyev

The leader of the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus, Ersin Tatar, met with the genocidal dictator of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, in Konya, Turkey, reported Greek City Times.

Number of victims injured at Crimea airfield blast rises to 13

The number of people who suffered injuries in explosions at an airfield in Crimea’s Novofyodorovka settlement has risen to 13, TASS reported citing a statement from the regional health authorities.

About 10 US senators reflect on recent Azerbaijan military aggression against Artsakh

The chairpersons of the US Senate's Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees and about a dozen senators have reflected on Azerbaijan’s recent military aggression against Artsakh, reported the Armenian National Committee-International.

Artsakh Security Council Secretary visits Berdzor to inspect construction of new route

The Secretary of the Security Council of Artsakh Vitaly Balasanyan visited Berdzor together with representatives of the Russian peacekeeping contingent and the Azerbaijani military, his office confirmed.

President Harutyunyan signed a decree on demobilization of the citizens called up for military service within the framework of the partial mobilization

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on demobilization of the citizens called up for military service within the framework of the partial mobilization declared on August 3, 2022.

Artsakh Defense Army: Situation at line of contact relatively stable

The situation was relatively stable, despite the "certain remaining tension”, overnight August 9-10 and as of 09:00 in the line of contact, the Ministry of Defense of Artsakh said.

Team Armenia off to Rome for European Aquatics Championship

The Armenian National Swimming Team will participate in the 2022 European Aquatics Championship in Rome, Italy August 11-21.

Japan keeps finance minister, foreign minister in new cabinet line-up – Reuters

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has confirmed the line-up of his new cabinet, with Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki remaining in his post, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

Renovation of the multi-apartment building on Azatamartikeri 36 continues

The renovation of the multi-apartment building on Azatamartikeri 36 continues with the financial support of the Artsakh state budget.

United States emphasizes importance of negotiated settlement of remaining issues related to NK conflict

The United States expresses its deep concern over the reports of intensive fighting around Nagorno-Karabakh, including casualties and the loss of life, the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Mission to the OSCE Courtney Austrian said in a statement to the Special Permanent Council in Vienna.

Sooner or later Europe to wonder if Zelensky is doing everything right — Kremlin

European countries supporting Kiev will sooner or later begin to wonder whether Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is doing everything right, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday, commenting on Zelensky's interview with the Washington Post, in which he said, among other things, that Western countries should ban all Russians from entering their territory, Tass informs.

China declares military drills will continue around Taiwan for “joint blockade” operation

China’s military announced on Tuesday its navy and air force would continue joint drills in the waters and airspace around Taiwan, following four days of unprecedented live-fire exercises, South China Morning Post reports.

44th FIDE Chess Olympiad: Armenia men’s team takes silver

The Armenian men’s team at the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad in Chennai won the silver medal.

Turkey MOD: Two ships loaded with food left Ukraine Port of Chornomorsk

Two cargo ships loaded with agricultural products have left the Ukrainian Port of Chornomorsk on Tuesday, as news.am informs the Ministry of Defense of Turkey stated.

Azerbaijan president travels to Turkey

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has arrived in Turkey on a working visit at the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, news.am informs, citing APA.

Artsakh Defense Army: 2 soldiers wounded

On Monday, Artsakh Defense Army contract servicemen Gurgen Danielyan and Artur Arushanyan were wounded as a result of “not adhering to safety rules and violating gun handling regulations”, reported the Artsakh Defense Army.

Artsakh Defense Army: Azerbaijan violated ceasefire again

The situation at the line of contact overnight August 8-9 and as of 12:00 was relatively stable despite the remaining tension, the Artsakh Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

United States Congresswoman Linda Sanchez condemns Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh

United States Congresswoman Linda Sanchez condemned Azerbaijan’s unprovoked attack on Artsakh.

Biden to sign NATO accession protocols for Sweden, Finland on August 9

US President Joe Biden will sign the accession protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for Sweden and Finland on Tuesday, August 9, according to his working schedule published by the White House on Monday.

China’s military drills near Taiwan in line with international law, Foreign Ministry says

The Chinese People's Liberation Army’s drills near Taiwan are in line with national legislation and international law, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a briefing on Monday.

China calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to “avoid escalating situation”

The People’s Republic of China is calling on Armenia and Azerbaijan to avoid escalating the situation in the region, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a press briefing, RIA Novosti reported.

Azerbaijan downsizes number of Armenian PoWs by 26 – ambassador tells Ukraine public TV

The Armenian Ambassador to Ukraine Vladimir Karapetyan spoke about the Armenian prisoners of war who are still being held captive in Azerbaijan during an interview with the Public TV and Radio of Ukraine.

Several rockets fired from Gaza after ceasefire begins

Several rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel late on Sunday, breaking the ceasefire a few minutes after it took effect, the Jerusalem Post newspaper reported.

The outdoor lighting network of Martakert being improved

The outdoor lighting network of the town of Martakert of the Republic of Artsakh is provided with energy-saving LED light fixtures, of which about 50 have already been installed in a number of streets of the regional center.

Russian peacekeepers accuse Azerbaijan in breaching ceasefire, wounding Armenian serviceman

The Ministry of Defense of Russia has confirmed that the Azerbaijani military breached the ceasefire in the Sotk section of Gegharkunik Province, which led to an Armenian serviceman being wounded.

Armenia MOD: Azerbaijan defense ministry is disseminating disinformation

Azerbaijani authorities are again spreading disinformation falsely accusing the Armenian military in opening gunfire.

Artsakh MOD: Azerbaijan again violated ceasefire in some directions

The statement issued by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, according to which the units of the Artsakh Defense Army have violated the ceasefire, does not correspond to reality, the press service of Artsakh MOD reports.

There will be ‘no UN, able to respond’ if nuclear conflict breaks out — secretary-general

The United Nations will not be able to respond in any form to a potential nuclear conflict, because in case of a global nuclear war there will probably be "no UN, able to respond anymore," Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told journalists in Tokyo, Tass informs.

On the night of August 5-6 and as of 9AM the operative situation was relatively stable

On the night of August 5-6 and as of 9AM, despite some tension, the operative situation was relatively stable, Press Service of the Artsakh Republic Ministry of Defense reports.

Adam Schiff Urges US State Department to Support Armenian Sovereignty and Artsakh's Territorial Integrity

Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, called on the U.S. State Department to demonstrate its support for Armenian sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Artsakh.

EU deeply concerned by recent incidents: Josep Borrell responds to MEPs over Azeri aggression in Nagorno Karabakh

A group of Members of the European Parliament have recently sent a question for written answer to the Vice President of the European Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell about the deterioration of the situation in Nagorno Karabakh.

Putin-Erdogan meeting underway, Nagorno Karabakh conflict to be discussed

The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is underway in Sochi, Russia, RIA Novosti reports.

Azerbaijani MP admits Baku’s official state policy of ethnic cleansing against Nagorno Karabakh population

Human Rights Defender of Armenia Kristinne Grigoryan contacted her international colleagues, as well as the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) after Azerbaijani member of parliament Gudrat Hasanguliyev admitted that Azerbaijan is pursuing a state policy of ethnic cleansing against the population of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“We urge immediate steps to reduce tensions and avoid further escalation” – US Ambassador to OSCE on Nagorno Karabakh

United States Ambassador to the OSCE Michael Carpenter expressed deep concern over the escalation in Nagorno Karabakh and urged immediate steps to reduce tensions.

UAE reaffirms its support for China's sovereignty and territorial integrity

The UAE reaffirmed its support for China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and the importance of upholding the One China principle, while calling for compliance with relevant UN resolutions, news.am informs.

Lavrov: Moscow did not see Yerevan's proposals on Russian peacekeeping operation in Karabakh

Moscow did not see Yerevan's proposals for the Russian peacekeeping operation in Nagorno-Karabakh, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, commenting on the statement of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, news.am informs.

Azerbaijani Embassy attacked by Mahdi Servants Union Shia group in London

The Embassy of Azerbaijan in the UK was attacked.

Armenian military denies Azerbaijani defense ministry’s statement

The Armenian Ministry of Defense denies the statement of the Azerbaijani defense ministry on opening fire at the border.

Macron closely follows development of situation in South Caucasus

President of France Emmanuel Macron is closely following the developments in the South Caucasus, the French presidency said in a statement.

As of 09:00 in the morning the tactical situation in the line of contact relatively stable

Overnight August 4-5 and as of 09:00 in the morning the tactical situation in the line of contact was relatively stable, the Artsakh Ministry of Defense said.

NATO calls on Azerbaijani and Armenian sides to return to negotiating table

NATO calls for immediately ceasing the hostilities between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces and returning to the negotiation table.

Putin and Erdogan could discuss Nagorno Karabakh escalation at upcoming meeting, says Kremlin

The Kremlin doesn’t rule out that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could also discuss the latest escalation in Nagorno Karabakh during their upcoming meeting in Sochi, RIA Novosti reports.

Putin discusses Nagorno-Karabakh escalation with Security Council members

President of Russia Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Nagorno Karabakh with members of the Security Council, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.

Russia calls for restraint in Nagorno Karabakh

Russia is concerned over the escalation in Nagorno Karabakh, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Primate of Artsakh Diocese visits wounded soldiers in Stepanakert central hospital

Today, Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan visited the wounded soldiers in the central hospital of Stepanakert.

Situation along NK Line of Contact remains extremely tense – Armenian PM

Although there are currently no active combat operations along the Line of Contact of Nagorno Karabakh, the situation remains extremely tense according to the assessment of the NK authorities, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said at the Cabinet meeting today.

Artsakh parliamentary factions call on all int’l organizations to take practical steps to prevent new crimes

Azerbaijan’s another encroachments are a gross violation of the ceasefire achieved in November 2020, which aim at continuing the policy of Armenophobia and causing panic in Artsakh, the parliamentary factions of Artsakh said in a statement released today.

Highly necessary to clarify details of peacekeeping operation in Nagorno Karabakh – PM Pashinyan

The developments taking place in Nagorno Karabakh these days and the events that have taken place before are bringing about issues of systemic nature, PM Pashinyan said in remarks at the Cabinet meeting.

Armenia expects Russian peacekeepers to thwart any attempt of breaching line of contact in Nagorno Karabakh – Pashinyan

Armenia expects that any attempt to breach the line of contact in Nagorno Karabakh will be thwarted by the Russian peacekeeping contingent, and that the Azerbaijani military detachments located inside from the line of contact will be withdrawn, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the Cabinet meeting.

Congressman Pallone calls for every US diplomatic tool available to halt Aliyev's dangerous actions

United States Congressman Frank Pallone is calling on Washington to “use every diplomatic tool available to halt Aliyev's dangerous actions” following the latest Azerbaijani attacks in Artsakh.

Azerbaijan violated ceasefire again overnight. Artsakh Defense Ministry

The tactical situation at the line of contact in Artsakh overnight August 3-4 and as of 09:00 was “relatively calm”, the Ministry of Defense of Artsakh said.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier calls for termination of all U.S. assistance to Azerbaijan after deadly attack in Artsakh

United States Congresswoman Jackie Speier is calling on Washington to pull all U.S. assistance to Azerbaijan immediately after the latest deadly Azeri attacks in Artsakh.

United States urges immediate steps to reduce tensions and avoid further escalation in Nagorno Karabakh

The United States urges immediate steps to reduce tensions and avoid further escalation in Nagorno Karabakh, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

There are certain changes in the de-escalation of the situation. President Harutyunyan

On August 3, the President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan again convened an extended session of the Security Council to discuss the military-political situation in the country, President Harutyunyan wrote on his Facebook page.

Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Russian Defense Ministry

The Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh recorded that on August 3, the Azerbaijani side violated the ceasefire regime on the contact line, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Armenia calls on the international community to take measures to stop Azerbaijan's aggressive stance and actions. Armenian MFA

The Republic of Armenia, once again reaffirming its commitment to the agenda of establishing peace and stability in the region, calls on the international community to take measures to stop Azerbaijan's aggressive stance and actions and to launch the necessary international mechanisms, the Foreign Ministry of Armenia issued a statement on the occasion of the ongoing tensions in Nagorno Karabakh.

Because of unclear mandate and limited number of Russian peacekeepers, relative peace is threatened

Peace is not properly established in Artsakh, and the Azerbaijani side does not fulfill the obligations undertaken by the declaration, using every opportunity to force concessions on this or that issue, Artsakh human rights defender Gegham Stepanyan wrote on his Facebook page today.

Artsakh’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemns new wave of Azerbaijani aggression

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh strongly condemns the new wave of aggressive actions by Azerbaijan towards Artsakh in recent days and qualifies them as Armenophobiа, as well as another brutal attempt to violate peace and stability in the region and discredit the peacekeeping mission, informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh.

The President of Artsakh announces partial military mobilization

On August 3 the President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree, announcing a partial military mobilization from August 3, 2022.

At meeting with Personal Representative of OSCE CiO, Armenian FM condemns Azeri attempts to destabilize situation

On August 3, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan received the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Foreign Ministry said.

One Artsakh soldier killed, eight wounded in Azerbaijani drone attack

One Artsakh solider was killed and eight others were injured in a fresh Azerbaijani drone attack in the north-western section of the line of contact on Wednesday, the Defense Ministry of Artsakh said.

Azerbaijan grossly violated the ceasefire. 7 Artsakh soldiers wounded

Azerbaijani Armed Forces grossly violated the ceasefire.

Foreign Minister Mirzoyan, WHO Representative discuss ongoing Armenia healthcare reforms

Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan held a meeting with the new World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Armenia Jihane Tawilah on the occasion of the presentation of credentials.

Pelosi assures US supports status quo in Taiwan situation

The US authorities support the status quo in the Taiwan situation, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday during her visit to the island, TASS reports.

Pelosi’s Taiwan visit to have serious consequences, says Chinese diplomat

Washington will face serious retaliation due to US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Arms Control Department Director-General Fu Cong told TASS on Tuesday.

Turkey threatens Greece with pre-emptive action over militarization of islands

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has threatened Greece to take "preemptive action" if Athens does not comply with demands to demilitarize islands in the eastern Aegean, Keep Talking, Greece reports.

The tension in some sections of the line of contact remains. Artsakh Defense Ministry

In the night of August 2-3 the operative tactical situation was not subjected to changes.

President Harutyunyan chaired an expanded sitting of the Security Council

On August 2, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an expanded sitting of the Security Council with the participation of political forces of the National Assembly, the Presidential Office stated.

Pope Francis to visit Kazakhstan in September

Pope Francis will visit Kazakhstan as planned in September to attend an interfaith conference in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, the Vatican confirmed on Monday.

Pashinyan, Putin discuss implementation of trilateral agreements

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin reported.

Lavrov to visit Myanmar on August 3

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Myanmar on August 3 for talks with the country’s top diplomat Wunna Maung Lwin, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Armenia, Russia FMs discuss security situation in region

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan had a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Armenia submits new complaint against Azerbaijan to ECtHR

On July 27, 2022, Armenia submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) a new interstate complete complaint against Azerbaijan, the Office of the Representative of Armenia on International Legal Issues said in a statement.

US imposes sanctions on Chinese and other firms for selling Iranian oil

The United States has imposed sanctions on Chinese and other firms that helped sell tens of millions of dollars worth of Iranian oil and petrochemicals to East Asia, news.am informs.

David Babayan: Situation in Artsakh is relatively calm

At the moment the situation in Artsakh is relatively calm, Artsakh Foreign Minister David Babayan wrote on his Facebook page.

Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a "precision" strike in the heart of the Afghanistan capital Kabul, President Joe Biden said, the biggest blow to the militant group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011, Reuters reported.

California governor declares state of emergency over monkeypox

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday in an effort to bolster the state’s response to the monkeypox outbreak, saying the measure will help with vaccinations, The Washington Post reported.

ArSU international student tent camp started in Patara

The 10-day international student tent camp organized by the Artsakh State University has started in the vicinity of the Patara village of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

The life of the wounded serviceman is not in danger. Artsakh Defense Army

The serviceman of the Artsakh Defense Army who was wounded on August 1 by Azeri forces on the line of contact is in satisfactory condition, Press Service of the Ministry of Defense of the Artsakh Republic reported.

No significant changes in the situation at the Artsakh line of contact

There’s been no significant changes in the situation at the Artsakh line of contact overnight August 1-2 and as of 09:00. But the “stable tension” is maintained.

Artsakh security council secretary presents situation on contact line

Artsakh security council secretary Vitaly Balasanyan has presented the situation on the contact line as 'stable', news.am informs.

Artsakh soldier wounded as a result of Azerbaijani provocation

On August 1, as a result of the provocation by the Azerbaijani units, soldier of the Artsakh Republic Armed Forces Albert Bakhshiyan was injured, the Defense Ministry of Artsakh said.

President Harutyunyan convened a consultation with the participation of representatives of the power structures

On August 1, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened a consultation with the participation of representatives of the power structures, the Presidential Office stated.

European Commission calls for lifting of measures hindering freedom of movement in Kosovo

The European Union is following the developments in northern Kosovo with concern, the EC believes that all unilateral measures that impede the freedom of movement of citizens should be immediately lifted, European Commission (EC) representative Peter Stano said at a briefing, news.am informs.

Cyprus Airways plans Armenia route

Cyprus Airways has announced plans to launch a new scheduled route to Yerevan, Routes Online reported citing a statement from the airline.

Issue of Serbia joining CSTO absent from agenda – Kremlin

The issue of Serbia’s possible membership in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has not yet been included on the agenda, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday, reports TASS.

Iran has technical means to produce atom bomb, nuclear chief says

Iran has the technical capability to produce an atomic bomb but has no intention of doing so, Mohammad Eslami, head of the country's atomic energy organisation, said on Monday, Reuters reported, citing the semi-official Fars news agency.

The agricultural year in Machkalashen is plentiful

In the Machkalashen community of Artsakh’s Martuni region, agricultural work is being carried out on a large scale.

Borrell hails Kosovo’s decision to postpone ban on Serbian documents

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell believes that dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, mediated by the EU, will help ease tensions in the region. He welcomed Kosovo’s decision to postpone the ban on Serbian documents.

China fires hypersonic missile 120km off Taiwan coast

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) live-fire exercise, during which the DF-17 hypersonic missile was tested, took place near Pingtan Island, 120 km from Taiwan, news.am informs, citing Aerotime.

Iran ready to provide Lebanon with fuel

Mohammad Sadegh Fazli, Assistant Foreign Minister of Iran and General Director of the West Asia and North Africa Department of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, expressed the country's readiness to meet Lebanon's need for fuel, Tasnim reports.

Export of grain from Ukraine may start on August 1

Export of grain from Ukraine may start on August 1, Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman of the President of Turkey, said on Sunday, Tass informs.

Armenia MOD: Azerbaijan defense ministry has disseminated disinformation

The Ministry of Defense of Armenia is denying the statement of the Azerbaijani defense ministry on opening fire at the border.

Two massive asteroids hurtling towards Earth, NASA says

Even though the fly-bys occur at a relatively safe distance from Earth, two unusually massive asteroids that are being monitored by NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) will showcase what experts consider to be a close encounter with the planet.

Russian Foreign Ministry: Lavrov and Blinken discuss current situation in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the current situation in Ukraine.

The "Tufenkian" Foundation rebuilt a house in Machkalashen

The "Tufenkyan" charitable foundation has rebuilt the house of Lyudmila Tsaturyan, an outstanding teacher of the Machkalashen community of Artsakh’s Martuni region. The house was in a very bad condition.

Russia hopes there will be no provocations to aggravate situation around Taiwan — Lavrov

Moscow assumes that no actions capable of aggravating the situation around Taiwan will be taken, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Friday after the SCO Foreign Ministers Council meeting, Tass informs.

Dollar, euro go up in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 407.71/$1 in Armenia on Friday; this is up by AMD 1.02 from Thursday in the country, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

State Minister Chairs Session of Council for Protection of Cultural Heritage in Occupied Territories of Artsakh

Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan chaired the second session of the State Council for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Occupied Territories of the Republic of Artsakh.

Monkeypox emergency declared in San Francisco

San Francisco officials on Thursday announced they are declaring a public health emergency over monkeypox that will go into effect on August 1, CBS News reports.

Senate Appropriations Committee 2023 bill reaffirms $2 million in demining assistance to Artsakh

The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations released its Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill today, which reaffirms Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act and recommend $2 million in demining assistance to Artsakh, along with humanitarian aid to help displaced Armenians, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).

A playground built in the village of Herher

With the joint support of the "John and Hasmik Mkrtchyan Foundation" (USA) and the Tufenkyan Benevolent Foundation, a children's playground has been built in the Herher community of Artsakh’s Martuni region, the opening ceremony of which took place on July 28.

A family from Herher that lost their house due to the war celebrates housewarming

The "Tufenkyan" Charitable Foundation has built a private house in the Herher community of Artsakh’s Martuni region for the Hayrapetyan family from Herher, whose house was destroyed by rocket fire during the 44-Day War.

Pelosi leading delegation to Asia on Friday with Taiwan visit still undecided – NBC

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is leading an official congressional delegation to Asia on Friday although it’s unclear whether the trip will include a stop in Taiwan, NBC reported citing sources.

China strongly opposes foreign interference in Taiwan’s affairs — Xi Jinping

Beijing strongly opposes foreign interference in Taiwan’s affairs and will firmly defend its sovereignty, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a phone call with US President Joe Biden on Thursday.

Any Azerbaijani action to blow dust in eyes of int’l community should receive real assessment and opposition - Artsakh Ombudsman

The aggressive behavior of the Azerbaijani side aims to disrupt the normal life in the communities of Artsakh and terrorize the civilian population, Artsakh Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan said in a statement released over today’s shots fired by the Azerbaijani armed forces at Artsakh’s Taghavard and Karmir Shuka communities.

Armenian-Iranian Cultural Culinary Festival to be held in Syunik province

Sisian town of Armenia’s Syunik province will host an Armenian-Iranian Cultural Culinary Festival titled “Navasard” on August 10-11, the Armenian Tourism Federation said.

Kremlin says EU foreign policy chief is less popular than Lavrov

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is less popular than Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.

Azerbaijan armed forces open fire at Armenia combat positions

Azerbaijani Armed Forces opened fire from various caliber firearms around 12:00, July 28 in the direction of Armenian military positions deployed in the eastern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the Armenian Ministry of Defense said.

Former Republicans and Democrats form new third party in U.S.

Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials announced on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America's dysfunctional two-party system.

Armenian Church Commemorates Prophet Isaiah

The Armenian Apostolic Church honors the memory of Isaiah the Prophet, Qahana.am reports.

Azerbaijan again violated Artsakh ceasefire

Azerbaijan has again violated the ceasefire in Artsakh, Artsakh Defense Ministry says.

Azerbaijani forces open fire at Artsakh’s Taghavard and Karmir Shuka communities

The Azerbaijani armed forces opened irregular fire toward Taghavard and Karmir Shuka villages of Artsakh on Thursday, the Interior Ministry of Artsakh said.

Armenian wrestler Gaspar Terteryan wins U17 world gold

Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler Gaspar Terteryan (60 kg) has won gold at the 2022 U17 World Championships in Rome, Italy.

75% of Democrats want someone other than Biden in 2024

Three-quarters of Democrats want the Democratic Party to choose a different candidate in the upcoming 2024 US presidential election. Almost a quarter of them do not believe that President Joe Biden will be able to win the upcoming elections.

Classical concert held in Stepanakert

On July 27, within the framework of the program of "Zartonk" Art Academy, a classical concert was organized at Stepanakert Komitas Music College.

Blinken plans to talk to Lavrov

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken intends to speak with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for the first time since the war in Ukraine began more than five months ago, CNN reported.

Lavrov urges to deal with detention of Russian cargo ship off Turkish coast

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the need to sort out the situation with the detention of a Russian dry cargo ship off the coast of Turkey.

Dollar, euro drop in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 407.52/$1 in Armenia on Monday; this is down by AMD 0.43 from the previous business day in the country, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

EU’s Charles Michel, Azerbaijan’s Aliyev hold phone talk

President of the European Council Charles Michel held a telephone conversation today with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

Azerbaijanis completely destroyed Shushi's Armenian church

The Saint Hovhannes Mkrtich (St. John the Baptist) Armenian church, also known as Kanach Zham/Green Church, in Shushi has been completely destroyed by the Azerbaijanis.

Armenia, India sign Memorandum of Understanding

Armenia and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the end of the 8th session of Armenian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation in the Fields of Trade, Economy, Technology, Science, Education and Culture in Yerevan on July 4, Armenian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said in a statement on social media.

Armenian FM highlights great cooperation potential with India in many areas

The Secretary for West of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of India Sanjay Verma arrived in Armenia on July 4 for the 8th session of the Armenian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation in the fields of Trade, Economy, Technology, Science, Education and Culture.

Russian Cargo Ship Detained in Turkey at Kiev’s Request: Ukrainian Ambassador

A Russian cargo ship allegedly carrying Ukrainian grain has been detained by Turkey’s customs authorities at Kiev’s request, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasily Bodnar said on Sunday, TASS reports.

Armenian PM congratulates US President on Independence Day

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan sent a congratulatory letter to US President Joe Biden on Independence Day, the PM’s Office said.

Armenian military denies Azerbaijani accusations on opening fire

The Armenian Ministry of Defense denied Azerbaijani accusations on opening fire at the border.

Australian PM announces $74 mln in military aid to Ukraine

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced further military aid to Ukraine in a statement released on Monday, Tass informs.

The closing ceremony of the "Voice of Living" project held in Stepanakert

On July 1, the closing ceremony of the "Voice of Living" initiative launched by the Artsakh Office of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Union was held in Stepanakert.

Albania in talks with NATO to build naval base

Albania is in talks with NATO to build a naval base at Porto Romano, a port under construction on its Adriatic coast, Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Friday, Reuters reported.

Erdogan says military operation in Syria could start at any moment

Ankara’s new military operation in northern Syria could begin at any moment, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, Tass informs.

Meeting of special envoys of Armenia and Turkey launched in Vienna

The meeting of the Special Representatives of Armenia and Turkey dealing with the Armenia-Turkey normalization process launched in Vienna.

Analysis: Biden has the worst G7 summit since Jimmy Carter

Steven F. Hayward, a resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, has reflected on last week's G-7 meeting in Germany in an article on the New York Post.

Ukraine introduces entry visas for Russians

Ukraine has introduced visas for Russians starting from July 1. In the wake of Kiev’s severing of diplomatic relations and closure of the Ukrainian embassy and consulates in Russia those Russians who wish to get to the neighboring country will have to apply for visas at the centers of an external service provider of VFS Global in eight cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don and Samara, Tass informs.

Artsakh athletes will participate in the international championship to be held in Yerevan

On July 11-13 of the current year, the best kickboxing athletes of the Stepanakert Children's and Youth Sports School will participate in the international championship to be held in Yerevan.

Madrid summit proved that NATO expects unconditional obedience from all states — Lavrov

The NATO summit in Madrid once again indicated that NATO member states expect unconditional obedience to their will from all states, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei Thursday, Tass informs.

NATO to create one billion euro innovation fund

NATO will create a one billion euro innovation fund to promote technological research that will benefit the military. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Tass informs.

US House Appropriations legislation includes assistance to Armenia and Artsakh

The Fiscal Year 2023 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs House Appropriations legislation includes humanitarian assistance to Armenia in the amount of $60 million, and $2 million for Artsakh, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) informed.

The residents of Aghavno will be displaced to Hin Shen and Mets Shen. Artsakh Ombudsman

As of now, no work is being carried out to evacuate residents of Berdzor and other communities.

More than 180 people wounded due to the 2020 Artsakh War received financial assistance

The list of groups eligible free medical care guaranteed by the state and eligible for free medicine on preferential terms has been expanded since last year.

President Harutyunyan delivered an annual report in the National Assembly

On June 30, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan delivered an annual report in the National Assembly sitting, presenting the course and results of the 2021 program implementation of the Artsakh Republic President, as well as the action plan for 2022,the Presidential Office stated.

Ukraine cuts ties with Syria after it recognizes Donetsk, Luhansk as independent

Ukraine cut diplomatic ties with Syria on June 29 after Damascus recognized the independence of the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reported.

US to send 5,000 more troops to Romania

The US will send an additional 5,000 troops to Romania. This was stated by US President Joe Biden at the NATO summit in Madrid, Universul.net reports.

We will continue fighting for Aghavno village. President Harutyunyan

On June 30, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan stated in the Artsakh National Assembly that in case of a new road route along the Lachin corridor, "we must leave Berdzor, and in connection with Aghavno we will continue our negotiations, our struggle."

Stoltenberg discusses with Georgian PM political and practical support

NATO and Georgia agreed to step up political and practical support for partners threatened by Russian aggression, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Moldova, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference, Georgian First Channel reports, news.am informs.

Russian diplomat accuses UK Defense Secretary of slander

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has accused UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace of slander and the spread of fake news in response to his remarks about her, Tass informs.

Russia’s operation in Ukraine going to plan, no need to squeeze it into deadlines — Putin

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine is going according to plan, and there is no need to meet any deadlines for ending it, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday wrapping up his visit to Ashgabat.

Canada opens its first embassy in the South Caucasus in Armenia. Armenian FM welcomes the decision

Canada opens its first embassy in the South Caucasus in Armenia․

UN appeals for $110 million for Afghanistan quake victims

The United Nations said Tuesday it had launched an emergency appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people in areas of Afghanistan ravaged by last week's deadly earthquake, AFP reported.

Kherson region begins preparations for referendum on accession to Russia

Authorities in the Kherson region have begun preparations for a referendum on accession to Russia, Deputy Head of the Regional Military-Civilian Administration Kirill Stremousov said on Wednesday, TASS reports.

President Harutyunyan received members of the “In support of Artsakh” Initiative

On June 29, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received members of the "In Support of Artsakh" Public Initiative, the Presidential Office stated.

The President of the Republic received President of the Armenian Missionary Association of Australia Krikor Youmshajekian

On June 29, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan received President of the Armenian Missionary Association of Australia Krikor Youmshajekian.

Erdogan, Macron meet in Madrid

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met today with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Madrid, Anadolu reports.

Artsakh people pays tribute to Motherland Martyrs and Missing Freedom Fighters

On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of Martyrs and Missing Freedom Fighters for the Homeland, a commemorative event was organized at the Stepanakert City Memorial.

5 new cases of high treason exposed in Artsakh

The Artsakh National Security Service has exposed five new cases of high treason.

US Treasury imposes ban on Russian gold imports

The United States has imposed a ban on the import of gold from Russia. The order to that effect has been published on the website of the US Treasury Department, Tass informs.

Armenian military denies Azerbaijani defense ministry’s statement on opening fire

The statement issued by the Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Azerbaijan that on the night of June 28-29 the units of the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire—from various caliber firearms—in the direction of the Azerbaijani positions located in the eastern part of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border does not correspond to reality.

British PM says no war between Russia and UK, but threats should be adressed

Russia-UK relations are unlikely to reach the point of direct hostilities, but it is necessary to respond to the alleged threat emanating from Russia, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with British reporters, broadcast by the Sky News TV channel on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Hostilities to end if Kiev orders nationalists to lay down weapons — Peskov

Hostilities in Ukraine may end "before the end of today," if Kiev orders the nationalists to lay down their weapons, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday, Tass informs.

China urges NATO to give up attempts at destabilizing Asia — Foreign Ministry

The Chinese government is calling on NATO to stop trying to destabilize Asia in the wake of the crisis in Europe, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said while commenting on Bloomberg's report China would be called a "systemic challenge" in NATO’s new strategic concept, Tass informs.

Russia sanctions 25 US nationals, including Biden’s family members

Moscow has imposed retaliatory sanctions on 25 US nationals, including President Joe Biden’s family members, for their Russophobic line, TASS reported on Tuesday, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Turkish company intends to transfer three Bayraktar drones to Ukraine

The Turkish company Baykar Makina announced that it intends to donate three Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Ukraine free of charge.

Monkeypox cases rise to more than 3,400 globally, WHO says

More than 3,400 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organization as of last Wednesday, with a majority of them from Europe, the agency said in an update on Monday.

Next meeting of special envoys of Armenia and Turkey to take place on July 1

The next meeting of the special representatives of Armenia and Turkey within the framework of the settlement process will take place on July 1 in Vienna, the press service of the Armenian foreign ministry reported.

Iran applies for BRICS membership

Iran has applied for joining the group of five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, Tasnim news agency reports.

A literary-musical event organized in Norshen as part of the "Voice of Living" project

On June 27, the participants of the "Voice of Living" literary and cultural days organized in Artsakh, on the initiative of the Artsakh Office of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Union visited the border community of Norshen, Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Congressmen Menendez, Schiff alarmed that Biden again approves U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) reacted sharply to President Joe Biden’s decision to once again waive Section 907 restrictions on U.S. aid to Azerbaijan, greenlighting new U.S. military aid to the Aliyev regime despite its ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Armenian population of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), Asbarez reports citing the Armenian National Committee of America.

Continued arms supplies from US to Ukraine increase threat of further escalation

Continued weapons deliveries from Washington to Kiev only tighten the conflict spiral and heighten the threat of the further aggravation with unpredictable consequences, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said on Monday, Tass informs.

Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia to hold joint military exercises

Turkey hosted the first planning meeting for military exercise Eternity-2022.

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg promises to protect Baltic countries from external threats

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance will do everything possible to protect Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia from external threats, he told The Financial Times.

US to announce purchase of missile defense system for Ukraine this week

The US plans to announce as soon as this week that it has purchased an advanced, medium-to-long range surface-to-air missile defense system for Ukraine, a source familiar with the announcement tells CNN.

Armenian, Greek FMs sign Memorandum of Understanding

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Athens during his working visit.

The literary-cultural project entitled "The Voice of Living" launched in Artsakh

On June 27, the opening ceremony of the literary-cultural festival entitled "The Voice of Living" organized by the Artsakh Office of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Union took place in Stepanakert.

Prospects for settlement of Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict discussed during Artsakh FM’s working visit in Russia

On May 21-27, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan was on a working visit to the Russian Federation, the ministry said.

Israel may allow Iran to transfer oil to Syria under US supervision

Israel may give its approval to a reported US-brokered deal allowing Iran to transfer oil to Syria, ahead of the resumption of talks to revive the nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers, The Times of Israel said.

Armenian FM's visit to Greece begins

The working visit of Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan to Greece has begun, the Armenian Foreign Ministry's press service reported.

G7 nations to undertake to help Ukraine indefinitely

The Group of Seven nations will undertake to support Ukraine indefinitely, Bloomberg said on Sunday citing a draft statement.

European Commission’s head opposed to boycotting G20 summit if Putin attends

The European Commission’s Ursula von der Leyen said in an interview with the German TV channel ZDF on Sunday that she was against a boycott of the G20 summit scheduled for this fall if Russian President Vladimir Putin attends it, reports TASS.

West unwilling to answer questions about its mercenaries in Ukraine — Zakharova

Western countries are reluctant to answer Russia’s questions about their mercenaries in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday, Tass informs.

Earthquake hits Armenia-Georgia border zone

The seismological network of Armenia on Monday recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 at the Armenia-Georgia border zone, at 7:49am local time, 13 kilometers northeast of Bavra village of Armenia’s Shirak Province, and at a depth of 10 kilometers.

NASA to launch Capstone satellite for future creation of habitats on Moon

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) says it plans to send the Capstone satellite to the Moon to test computational modeling of the stability of the orbit for the future Lunar Getaway space station.

President Harutyunyan took part in the sitting of the Board of Trustees of the “Hayastan” All- Armenian Fund

On June 25, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan took part in the regular 31st sitting of the Board of Trustees of the “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund held in Yerevan, the Presidential Office stated.

Artsakh MOD: One soldier dead, 4 others in severe condition after car accident

At around 10:30pm on Friday, several contract servicemen of an Artsakh Defense Army military unit had an accident with civilian car, in still unknown circumstances, after the end of the day service and during rest, the press service of the Artsakh Defense Ministry reported.

Australia, Japan, New Zealand, UK, US form new alliance

Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States have announced the establishment of new Pacific alliance between them.

Russia will not join Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons — MFA

Russia will not join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday, Tass informs.

Joint humanitarian demining unit to be created in CIS – Russian Defense Minister

The member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have set the means to establish a joint humanitarian demining unit, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said summing up the results of the session of the CIS Council of Defense Ministers, TASS reports.

UN chief opposes Russia's exclusion from UN Ocean Conference — agency

Russia should not be excluded from the UN Ocean Conference, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview with the Portuguese news agency Lusa on Friday, Tass informs.

The results of the harvest in the greenhouses of the regions of the Republic are satisfactory

This year the results of the harvest in the greenhouses of the regions of the Republic of Artsakh are satisfactory.

Date of Putin’s visit to Turkey yet to be set, Kremlin says

The exact date of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Turkey has not yet been set, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told TASS.

Putin: Western countries are shifting responsibility for their own mistakes

Western countries shift responsibility for their own mistakes in the macroeconomy to the world with the help of financial instruments, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the summit of BRICS, news.am informs, citing Komsomolskaya Pravda.

EU’s Borrell to visit Iran today

European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell will visit Iran on June 24, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, IRNA reports.

Baghdad-Yerevan flights launched

FLY BAGHDAD started operating flights on the route Baghdad - Yerevan – Baghdad, the “Armenia” International Airports” CJSC said in a statement.

Russia full of determination over Kaliningrad situation — Kremlin spokesman

Moscow is full of determination over the transport blockade of Kaliningrad, but will not rush to make decisions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told TASS.

President Biden again waives Section 907 restrictions on U.S. aid to Azerbaijan

Despite ongoing Azerbaijani aggression against Armenia and Artsakh, President Joe Biden has, yet again, waived Section 907 restrictions on U.S. aid to Azerbaijan, clearing the way for continued U.S. assistance to the corrupt, anti-Armenian Aliyev regime, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

EU summit grants Ukraine, Moldova candidate status to join EU

Heads of state of the European Union have decided to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates to join the bloc, President of the European Council Charles Michel said as the EU held a summit on Thursday, Tass informs.

US could lose new Cold War to Russia and China, says Nobel Prize winner

The United States has entered a new cold war against Russia and China and may lose it, Joseph Stiglitz, a 2001 Nobel laureate in economics, said in a commentary for the Scheerpost portal, published on Wednesday, Tass informs.

World Health Network declares monkeypox a pandemic

The World Health Network (WHN) has declared monkeypox a pandemic.

Russia-based doctor performs surgeries in Stepanakert

Konstantin Toniyan, Head of Gynecology Department at the Volinsky N1 Clinical Hospital in Moscow, an obstetrician-gynecologist, originally from Artsakh, has been visiting the homeland for about 6 years.

NATO chief wants Sweden, Finland in alliance soon, but can’t guarantee it

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg ''aims'' to get Finland and Sweden into the military alliance ''soon'' despite Turkey’s objections, but cautioned that he ''cannot guarantee'' the swift timeline, Politico reports.

Turkey may buy Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes if F-16s deal fails

The Turkish government may be interested in buying Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes if its F-16 purchase request from the United States doesn’t progress, sources familiar with the issue told Middle East Eye.

EU to temporarily return to coal to cope with dwindling Russia natural gas flows

The European Union will temporarily shift back to coal to cope with dwindling Russian natural gas flows without derailing longer term climate goals, an EU official said on Wednesday as a tight natural gas market and soaring prices set off a race for alternative fuels, Reuters reported.

Russian singer Yuri Shatunov dies aged 48

Russian singer Yuri Shatunov from Soviet boyband Laskoviy Mai died at the age of 48, his PR manager Arkady Kudryashov said, reports TASS.

Spain withdraws 2030 Winter Olympics bid

Spain will not present a bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics in the Pyrenees due to political differences between the governments of the Catalonia and Aragon regions, Spain's Olympic Committee president Alejandro Blanco announced on Tuesday.

US denies permission for special flight to carry Russian diplomats home — MFA

Washington has not granted permission for a special flight of Russia’s state aircraft to the United States, which was supposed to take home employees of Russian diplomatic missions, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Biden nominates Kristina A. Kvien for U.S. Ambassador to Armenia

U.S. President Joe Biden nominated Kristina A. Kvien for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Armenia, the White House said in a news release.

Afghanistan earthquake death toll reaches 1,500

The number of people killed in an earthquake that hit Afghanistan’s Paktika and Khost provinces has reached 1,500, Al Jazeera reported, citing a Taliban official (the Taliban movement is outlawed in Russia).

Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani deputy PMs bring their positions closer on a number of issues – Zakharova

Russia welcomes the intensification of the Armenia-Russia-Azerbaijan deputy prime ministerial working group dealing with the unblocking of regional communications, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a weekly press briefing, in response to the question of a reporter of Armenian Public TV’s Lurer program.

A new district being built in Stepanakert

A new district consisting of 15 multi-apartment buildings is being built in the Ajapnyak district of Stepanakert.

Washington and Paris stopped contacts with Russian Co-Chair of OSCE Minsk Group – Zakharova

Moscow doubts the sincerity of the statement of Washington to continue the cooperation with Russian within the frames of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship format, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a weekly press briefing in response to the question of Lurer news program.

Biden Says U.S. needs more funding for next pandemic

President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the United States has enough COVID funding to get through at least this year but it needs more money to plan for the next pandemic, Reuters reports.

Aurora’s Sunrise: Armenian Genocide documentary to be screened at Golden Apricot Yerevan Int’l Film Festival

Not only the circumstances, but also the great will to fight to live saved Aurora Mardiganian from the 1915 Armenian Genocide, allowed to settle in a foreign country and move forward by overcoming all the challenges.

New orchards established in Berkadzor

The residents of Berkadzor community of Artsakh’s Askeran region are mainly engaged agriculture.

Russian singer Pierre Narcisse dies at 45

Pierre Narcisse, an iconic Russian singer and performer, has died due to cardiac arrest, aged 45, Euro Weekly News said, citing reports from the Baza Telegram channel.

Spain withdraws bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Spain will not present a bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics in the Pyrenees due to political differences between the governments of the Catalonia and Aragon regions, Reuters reports citing the statement of Spain's Olympic Committee president Alejandro Blanco.

Mkhitaryan set for Inter medical on Wednesday

Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to have his medical with Inter Milan and sign the two-year contract on June 22, Football Italia reports.

Russian embassy received no requests about US mercenaries — ambassador

The Russian Embassy in Washington has so far received no requests from the US administration regarding two US mercenaries, captured in Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said, answering to media questions, Tass informs.

Senior Russian diplomat slams as unacceptable EU arms supplies to Kiev

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko warned European Union Ambassador to Moscow Markus Ederer on Tuesday that the bloc’s ongoing arms supplies to Kiev were unacceptable, Tass informs.

Biden’s Actions in Ukraine Could Lead to World War. Trump

Actions of the President of the United States Joe Biden on the situation in Ukraine can lead to the beginning of a new world war. According to BB-CNTV, this development was allowed by the former American leader Donald Trump, transmits Newsmax.

Youth center opened in Kolkhozashen

Through the joint efforts of Ashot Gabrielyan, a teacher-leader of “Teach for Armenia” educational foundation and the students of the village of Kolkhozashen, a youth center named “Jane” has been opened in the village of Kolkhosashen of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Russia’s Mishustin Proposes to Expand Use of National Currencies with EEU

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has called on the EEU member countries to speed up the transition to their own international financial calculation mechanisms and to expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade cooperation between them and countries that have emerged as reliable partners, NEWS.am reported.

US, Iranian military vessels narrowly avoid collision in Persian Gulf

The United States and Iran had their latest near miss Monday, after three vessels controlled by Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps buzzed two American ships at what the U.S. military called “dangerously high speed”, The Washington Post reported.

Greenhouses being built in Khnapat and Khramort communities of Askeran region

Within the framework of ATP Charitable Foundation and Green Training Center support program, greenhouses with an area of 30 square meters are being built in the communities of Khnapat and Khramort of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

Interior and exterior decorations underway in the buildings of the new district under construction in Ivanyan (photos)

Interior and exterior decorations are being carried out in some of the apartment buildings under construction in the territory of Ivanyan community of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival to have special program on 2020 Artsakh War

The Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival 2022 will introduce movie fans on a special program during which films touching upon the 2020 Artsakh War will be presented, Artistic Director of the Festival Karen Avetisyan said, adding that one of the films has been shot by Greeks, the other by Argentines and the next one by Egyptians. There are also two films relating to the topic by director from Armenia and Artsakh.

El Genocidio Armenio: Author of new book optimistic over recognition of Armenian Genocide by Spain

A documentary book on Armenian Genocide has been published in Spain for the first time. Author of the book “Armenian Genocide” (El Genocidio Armenio), Ricardo Ruiz de la Serna, Associate Lecturer of Current World History at the international degrees of San Pablo CEU-University Madrid, has been studying the 1915 Armenian Genocide for years and advocating the Spanish recognition of the Genocide.

Armenian military denies Azerbaijani accusations on opening fire at border

The statement disseminated by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that on the night of June 20-21, the units of the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire from various caliber firearms at the Azerbaijani positions located in the eastern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border has nothing to do with the reality.

Russia can’t guarantee that captured Americans won’t face death penalty — Kremlin

Russia can’t guarantee that the former Americans servicemen that were captured in Ukraine won’t face the death penalty, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with NBC television that was aired on Monday, Tass informs.

Russia hopes to convince Turkey not to conduct new operation in Syria

Russia continues talks with Turkey on the country's planned operation in Syria and hopes to persuade Ankara not to carry it out by political and diplomatic means, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Monday.

Macron’s bloc falls short of absolute majority in French parliamentary elections

French voters have denied newly re-elected centrist President Emmanuel Macron an absolute majority in parliament, limiting his hand in a second term, CNN reports.

FM Babayan thinks Russian peacekeeping mission in Artsakh will be extended

Foreign Minister of Artsakh Davit Babayan thinks that the Russian peacekeeping mission in Artsakh will be extended.

Artsakh conflict the most complicated conflict in the world – FM Babayan

The issue of the status of Artsakh is very complicated because this conflict is the most complicated conflict in the world, Foreign Minister of Artsakh Davit Babayan told reporters at the permanent representation of Artsakh in Armenia, adding that one needs to be realistic because the comprehensive settlement of the Artsakh issue is still a matter of the distant future.

Inter confirms signing of Mkhitaryan

Inter Milan confirmed the reports on the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

New book presents key facts about Artsakh – Foreign Minister Babayan

The presentation of “Issues of Artsakh and Foreign Policy of the Republic of Artsakh” was held today at the permanent representation of Artsakh in Armenia.

President Harutyunyan convened an enlarged sitting of the Security Council

  President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an enlarged sitting of the Security Council, the Presidential Office stated.

"Sport is Also Knowledge." Stadium Built in the Community of Sos

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, through the joint efforts of Grigor Elizbaryan, a teacher -leader at the secondary school after Hayk Hakobyan in the Sos community of Artsakh's Martuni region and the students of the school, a stadium has been built in the village.

Armenian PM to visit Belarus for Eurasian Intergovernmental Council session

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan will pay a working visit to Belarus on June 20-21, his Office said.

FLYONE Armenia launches Yerevan-Beirut regular flights

The Armenian airline FLYONE Armenia launched Yerevan-Beirut-Yerevan regular flights from June 20.

Russia promises to continue natural gas shipments to Hungary

Russia has promised to continue natural gas shipments to Hungary and that Gazprom will fulfill its contractual obligations to the country, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in an interview on public service radio on Sunday, Reuters reported.

Ukraine’s parliament approves withdrawal from range of CIS agreements

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, or national parliament, has approved the country’s withdrawal from a range of agreements within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Ukrainian government’s representative to the national legislature, Taras Melnichuk, said on Sunday, Tass informs.

Azerbaijan once again conceals its military casualties

After the incident on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, the Azerbaijani state agencies and the media disseminated “information” about various incidents as a result of which several Azerbaijani soldiers were allegedly killed or wounded, news.am informs.

US imposes sanctions on Nicaraguan mining company over its ties to Russia

The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Nicaragua's state-owned gold mining company and the chairman of its board of directors over the Central American nation's ties to Russia, AP reported.

Armenia Defense Minister visits north-eastern borderline

On June 17, Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan visited the 2nd Army military unit, the Armenian Defense Ministry informed.

EU to give Ukraine, Moldova initial nods on membership path

The European Commission plans to recommend that Ukraine and Moldova be granted candidate status in a symbolic step forward in the lengthy process to become members of the European Union, Bloomberg reports.

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić highly appreciates Armenia’s cooperation with CoE

During the 21 years of its membership to the Council of Europe, Armenia has demonstrated a high dedication to the cooperation with the organization, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić said during a joint press conference with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in Yerevan.

Fighter jet crashes in Russia

A Su-25 fighter jet has crashed during a training flight in the Belgorod region of Russia on Friday, TASS reports.

Bread festival organized in the community of Hatsi

On June 17, the culture and youth department of the regional administration of the community of Hatsi of Artsakh’s Martuni region organized a bread festival entitled "Wheat is the basis of the world."

Nearly 37 million children displaced worldwide, UNICEF says

Conflict, violence and other crises left a record 36.5 million children displaced from their homes at the end of 2021, UNICEF estimates – the highest number recorded since the Second World War. This figure includes 13.7 million refugee and asylum-seeking children† and nearly 22.8 million children who are internally displaced due to conflict and violence.

West wants to turn Eurasia into conflict hot spot, says Russia’s security chief

The West seeks to turn Eurasia into a region of puppet states at war with each other, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said on Friday.

Biden: Recession not inevitable in US economy

President Joe Biden said Thursday the American people are “really, really down” after a tumultuous two years with the coronavirus pandemic, volatility in the economy, and now surging gasoline prices that are slamming family budgets.

NK conflict not resolved yet, its comprehensive settlement must be made within OSCE MG Co- Chairmanship – Grigoryan

Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan chaired today the session of the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the CSTO member states in Yerevan, his Office said.

Street named after Sergei Parajanov inaugurated in Tbilisi

A street in Tbilisi, Georgia, has been named after renowned Soviet Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov.

Secretary General says CSTO takes all necessary measures to ensure security of member states

The Secretaries of the Security Councils of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) analyzed in detail the military-political situation at a globe during their today’s session in Yerevan, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said following the session, regretting over the current crisis in the global security system.

Secretaries of Security Councils of CSTO states discuss growing security challenges, threats during Yerevan session

The session of the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of CSTO states has been completed in Yerevan on June 17.

More than 90 European organizations address letter to Charles Michel on his mediation concerning NK conflict

On the initiative of the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD), 91 organizations active in the EU Member states sent a letter to the President of the European Council Charles Michel, expressing profound discontent with his statement following the trilateral meeting with the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev dating to 23 May 2022, Armenpress reports citing the EAFJD website.

Armenia MOD: Azerbaijan has again disseminated disinformation

The Armenian Ministry of Defense denied Azerbaijani accusations on opening fire at the border.

Armenia hasn’t rejected proposal of trilateral meeting in Tbilisi: Foreign Ministry comments on Aliyev’s statement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia commented on the statement of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev according to which Armenia rejected the proposal to hold a trilateral meeting in Tbilisi at the level of foreign ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Armenia ombudswoman meets with US deputy assistant secretary of state

The Human Rights Defender (Ombudsperson) of Armenia, Kristinne Grigoryan, on Thursday held a meeting with Erika Olson, the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the US Department of State. The Deputy Assistant Secretary inquired about the priorities of the Defender.

Coca-Cola HBC depleting stock in Russia

Bottler Coca-Cola HBC AG and its existing customers in Russia are "in the process of depleting stock," Coca-Cola Co said in a statement, after Reuters reported that Coke was for sale at a McDonald's Corp franchise in St. Petersburg.

Session of CSTO Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils launched in Yerevan

The session of the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) launched in Yerevan on June 17, Armenpress correspondent reports.

Earthquake hits Armenia-Georgia border zone

The seismological network of Armenia on Friday recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 at the Armenia-Georgia border zone, at 5:09am local time, 14 kilometers northeast of Bavra village of Armenia’s Shirak Province, and at a depth of 10 kilometers, news.am informs.

China says it may have detected signs of alien life

Chinese researchers said that the country’s powerful Sky Eye telescope may have picked up signs of alien life, before a report was quickly deleted, The Independent reported.

CoE Secretary General to arrive in Armenia

Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE), Marija Pejcinovic Buric, will pay an official visit to Armenia on Thursday and Friday.

A diploma awarding ceremony held in Artsakh State University

A diploma awarding ceremony was held in the Artsakh State University June 13-16.

Egypt, Israel to increase gas supply to EU amid Ukraine war

Egypt, Israel and the European Union on Wednesday signed a deal to increase liquified natural gas sales to EU countries, who aim to reduce their dependence on supplies from Russia as the war in Ukraine drags on, AP reported.

Russia, Iran, Turkey determined to work together to combat terrorism in Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey are determined to continue working together to combat terrorism in Syria, the three guarantor countries of the Astana process said in a joint statement adopted at the 18th Astana Format international meeting on Syria on Thursday, Tass informs.

Artsakh people continue to live and create in Kherkhan: Everyday life and problems of the village

The Kherkhan village of Artsakh’s Martuni region is one of the ancient settlements of the Artsakh Republic.

US to send additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday it was providing an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine to fight Russia, a package that includes shipments of additional howitzers, ammunition and coastal defense systems, CNN reported.

‘We are friends of difficult days for our friends’, Iran’s President tells Armenian Speaker of Parliament

President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi received the delegation led by Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Alen Simonyan.

Germany MFA concerned about Turkey's aggressive rhetoric towards Greece

Recent statements by the Turkish government "do not contribute to constructive dialogue and stability" in the region, while "Turkey's aggressive rhetoric as well as violations of Greek airspace are worrying." This was stated by the official representative of the German Foreign Office, Christian Wagner, answering the question about the meeting of the officials of Germany, France, the USA, UK, and Turkey, in Berlin Tuesday, Tass informs.

France, Germany, Italy leaders head for Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi have taken the night train to Ukraine capital Kyiv, the French presidential office said on Thursday, confirming earlier reports, Reuters reported.

Russia MFA: Moscow is ready to facilitate the commission meeting in the nearest future

The activities of the commission for delimitation and demarcation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border have nothing to do with the situation around the village in the Askeran region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a briefing, Tass informs.

CSTO Committee of Secretaries to meet in Yerevan

The meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be held on 17 June in Yerevan, press secretary of the CSTO Vladimir Zaynetdinov said, news.am informs.

Xi Jinping tells Putin he is ready to help settle Ukrainian crisis

In a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin China’s leader Xi Jinping expressed his readiness to help settle the Ukrainian crisis, China’s central television said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Russia will end operation in Ukraine where it deems right — deputy foreign minister

Russia will put an end to its military operation in Ukraine there where it finds appropriate, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on the 60 Minutes program on the Rossiya-1 television channel on Wednesday. He stressed Moscow’s steadfast commitment to the originally proclaimed goals of the military operation, Tass informs.

Russia FM to pay working visit to Azerbaijan

Lavrov will pay a working visit to Azerbaijan on 23-24 June, will hold talks with the foreign minister and will be received by Aliyev, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing, news.am informs, citing TASS.

WHO renaming monkeypox virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is working with experts to officially rename monkeypox, amid concerns over stigma and racism around the "discriminatory" name of the virus, ABC News reports.

Russian ambassador concerned by US plans to send more HIMARS to Ukraine

US Under Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl’s remarks about the possibility of increasing supplies of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to Ukraine are extremely concerning and reveal Washington’s course towards escalation, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Armenian FM presents latest developments over NK conflict settlement process to Bulgarian Parliament Speaker

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met on June 14 with Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria Nikola Minchev on the sidelines of his official visit in Sofia, the Armenian MFA said.

Armenian President to meet with Russia’s Putin in St. Petersburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a meeting with President of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said, RIA Novosti reports.

Russia calls on Turkey to peacefully resolve situation in Syria

Moscow considers unreasonable the possible Turkish operation on the territory of Syria and calls upon Ankara to resolve the issue peacefully, Russian Presidential Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentyev told journalists, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

Serbia will not be able to import Russian oil from November 1 due to EU sanctions — Vucic

From November 1, Serbia will not be able to import Russian oil due to EU sanctions, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Armenia to join agreement about use of military satellite communication systems of CIS states

The Parliament of Armenia debated today the agreement about the use of military satellite communication systems and their further enhancement according to which Armenia will join the initiative of joint use of military satellite communication systems.

WW3 already declared, Pope Francis believes

World War 3 is already here, La Stampa quoted Pope Francis as saying on Tuesday, Tass informs.

White House confirms Biden's intention to run for a second term

White House press secretary Jean-Pierre confirms Biden’s plans to run for a second term in 2024, bb-cntv reports.

Armenian FM meets with Bulgarian President

The official visit of the Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan to Bulgaria kicked off on June 14, the Foreign Ministry said.

Tajik border guard killed in clash with Kyrgyz guards

A Tajik border guard has been shot dead in a clash with Kyrgyz guards along the volatile and poorly demarcated common border, RFE/RL reports.

Armenian PM awards Father Emir of Qatar with Order of Friendship

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met with Father Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha during the official visit, the PM’s Office said.

David Babayan: Artsakh, Armenia are in difficult situation

For small countries, especially those surrounded by hostile neighbors, the key geopolitical task is to maintain their status of geopolitical actor and factor. Without this, they are doomed, Artsakh Foreign Minister David Babayan wrote on Facebook.

Construction of a multi-storey building started in Stepanakert

The construction of the third multi-storey building has started in the new district being built near Tigran Mets Street in Stepanakert.

Armenian FM meets with Bulgarian President

The official visit of the Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan to Bulgaria kicked off on June 14, the Foreign Ministry said.

Macron: Defense industry cooperation in European Union must be strengthened

Defense industry cooperation in the European Union must be strengthened, including through the introduction of measures in favor of EU companies on strategic issues, French President Emmanuel Macron said, Reuters reported.

Nagorno Karabakh issue most important, most urgent issue between Armenia and Azerbaijan – PM Pashinyan

The trilateral statement signed between Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan on November 9, 2020 was a step to stop violence in Nagorno Karabakh, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said in an interview to Al Jazeera during the official visit in Qatar.

The winner of the international professional wrestling tournament welcomed in Stepanakert

On June 13, in Stepanakert’s Central Park named after Stepan Shahumyan , the winner of the tournament organized by the GFC-16 International Professional Fighting Organization in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, Tatul Avagyan, Artsakh athlete representing Armenia and the coach Garegin Aghabalyan were welcomed.

Armenian, Qatari PMs meet in Doha: documents signed with meeting results

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met with Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Qatar, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani, the PM’s Office said.

Finland refuses to join NATO without Sweden

Finland will not join NATO if Sweden's problems with Turkey mean Sweden's membership will be delayed, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö at a press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday, NRK reports.

Artsakh NA Speaker visits France

Artsakh National Assembly Speaker Artur Tovmasyan met with Permanent Representative of Artsakh in France Hovhannes Gevorgyan and his staff in Paris on June 13, the Artsakh Parliament’s press service stated.

A new playground opened in Karmir Shuka

A new playground has been opened in the community of Karmir Shuka of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Iranian Foreign Ministry announces visit by Russia's Lavrov

Russia’s top diplomat Sergey Lavrov will visit Iran, the spokesman for the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Ministry reported on Monday, TASS reports.

Armenian FM to visit Bulgaria

On June 14-15, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan will visit Bulgaria, his spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said in a statement on social media.

Italy PM, Germany Chancellor, France President plan to pay joint visit to Ukraine

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and French President Emmanuel Macron plan to pay a joint visit to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Thursday, La Stampa newspaper reported.

The Nngi community of Martuni region continues developing

The Nngi community of Artsakh’s Martuni region continues developing.

Ruling bloc and left-wing coalition lead in 1st round of parliamentary elections in France

The ruling bloc Ensemble! (Together!) and a left-wing coalition the New Ecologic and Social People's Union" (NUPES) show almost the same result in the first round of the parliamentary elections in France, gaining 25.7% and 25.6% of the vote, respectively.

Actor Rafael Kotanjyan passed away

People’s Artist of Armenia Rafael Kotanjyan has passed away at the age of 79,

Armenian Prime Minister arrives in Qatar on official visit

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Qatar on a two-day official visit.

MFA: Issue of de-occupation of Shahumyan continues to be on foreign policy agenda of Artsakh

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh issued a statement in connection with the 30th anniversary of the occupation of the Shahumyan region of Artsakh.

President Harutyunyan sent an address on the occasion of Russia Day

On June 12, President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan sent a congratulatory address to President of the Russian Federation V. Putin on the occasion of Russia Day.

Russia, China unveil first road bridge between two countries

Russia and China on Friday unveiled the first road bridge between the two countries as Moscow pivots to Asia amid its confrontation with the West over Ukraine, AFP reported.

Pentagon chief: China is becoming increasingly aggressive in its territorial claims

The United States will do its part to manage tensions with China and prevent conflict even though Beijing is becoming increasingly aggressive in the Asian region, including near Taiwan, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday, Reuters reported.

Serbia unable to join EU without recognizing Kosovo — Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has urged Serbia to be "pragmatic in the process of recognizing Kosovo", because without that the country will be unable to join the EU, Tass informs.

One dollar drops below AMD 422 in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 421.95/$1 in Armenia on Friday; this is down by AMD 4.90 from Thursday, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

Literary club opened in the secondary school of Nngi community

On June 10, the "Teach for Armenia" educational program opened the "Lusattik" literary club in the secondary school of the Nngi community of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Issue of incursion of Azerbaijani forces into Armenia’s sovereign territory remains open: FM says after CSTO meeting

The Foreign Ministers of the CSTO member states adopted a statement on international security issues with the results of today’s session in Yerevan, as well as approved the consultation plan of the representatives of the CSTO states for the next three years on foreign policy, defense and security affairs, Armenian FM Ararat Mirzoyan said at a joint press conference with CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas after the session.

Armenian PM meets with Foreign Ministers of CSTO states

. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met with the Foreign Ministers of the CSTO member states in Yerevan.

No decline in economic development of CIS states – Executive Committee Chairman

The CIS participating states keep the positive development dynamics despite economic difficulties, no decline is being observed, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee-Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev said.

Deputy PM Overchuk does not view EAEU as Russia's attempt to rebuild USSR

Russia "is not pushing anything on anyone" in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), and every decision is based on consensus and taking into account the interests of all members, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk said, 1lurer.am informs.

Housing construction underway in Vaghuhas

The head of the community Hovhannes Petrosyan told “Artsakhpress”, adding that the village now has 709 residents, including 11 displaced families.

Narrow-format session of CSTO Foreign Ministers begins in Yerevan

The narrow-format session of the Foreign Ministers of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) kicked off in Yerevan.

Macron assures that France will supply more heavy weapons to Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron has assured his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Paris will deliver more heavy weapons to Kyiv, Tass informs.

Session of CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers launched in Yerevan

The session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) chaired by Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan launched in Yerevan on June 10.

Kremlin dismisses isolation of Russia as impossible

The isolation of Russia, even as far as technology goes, is impossible, despite such schemes by unfriendly countries, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday, Tass informs.

Stabilization of situation in Nagorno Karabakh among Russian peacekeepers’ priorities – FM Lavrov

The stabilization of the situation in Nagorno Karabakh is among the priorities of the Russian peacekeepers, and there are already some results in this respect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan in Yerevan on June 9.

Special operation to end when its goals are achieved — Kremlin

Russia's special military operation in Ukraine will end when its goals are achieved, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday, Tass informs.

Situation in Artsakh's Parukh a priority for Russian peacekeepers, Lavrov says

Russian peacekeepers view the situation in the village of Parukh (Farukh) in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) as a priority.

Lavrov invites Mirzoyan to visit Russia

Russian and Armenian Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov and Ararat Mirzoyan held a private meeting today in Yerevan, which was followed by extended-format talks and then a joint press conference.

Regime to be installed will be based absolutely on sovereignty of Armenia’s territory – Lavrov on regional unblocking

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the regime to be introduced in the framework of unblocking of economic and transportation communications in South Caucasus will be based absolutely on the sovereignty of the territory of Armenia.

Armenia interested in intensifying activities of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship – FM

Armenia is interested in activating the works of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship – the negotiation format having an international mandate by the international community, aimed at the comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Yerevan on June 9.

Construction of a new settlement in the administrative territory of the Astghashen underway

In the administrative territory of the Astghashen community of the region of Askeran, the construction of a new settlement for the displaced families from Madatashen, Sghnakh, Moshkhmhat communities are underway.

Nagorno Karabakh under Azeri control means ethnic cleansing of Armenians – Ambassador Mkrtchyan

The region of Nagorno Karabakh exists as such, and it’s not up to Azeris to delete it from history, Armenia’s Ambassador to Albania Tigran Mkrtchyan said in an interview to the Albanian Public Radio and TV.

Armenian, Russian FMs hold private meeting in Yerevan

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is in Armenia on a working visit, arrived at the Armenian Foreign Ministry in central Yerevan on Thursday morning.

Russian FM visits Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan

Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan to pay tribute to the memory of the victims, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.

Current path in Germany-Armenia mutual relationship already a notably positive one – Bundestag MP

Member of the German Bundestag Till Mansmann, who is also the President of the German-Armenian Forum, highlights the good relations between Armenia and Germany.

“Sunrise Stepanakert” festival to gather artists from Artsakh, Armenia and Diaspora

Sunrise Stepanakert multimedia art festival will launch in Artsakh on June 24.

Canada imposes new sanctions against Russia

Canada is imposing new sanctions against Russia, banning the export of 28 services such as accounting and advertising that are essential to Russia's oil, gas and chemical industries, Reuters reported.

President Harutyunyan received representatives of the managment staff of a number of RA universities

On June 8, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received representatives of the managment staff of a number of RA universities, the Presidential Office stated.

Lavrov arrives in Yerevan on official visit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Yerevan on Wednesday on an official visit, news.am informs.

World Bank report: Armenia economic growth will be 3.5% in 2022, 4.6% in 2023

The World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report has been released, news.am informs.

Russia ready for UN-mediated meeting with Ukraine, but it is to be symbolic — Lavrov

The Russian side is ready for a UN-mediated meeting with Ukraine in Istanbul, but the meeting will rather be symbolic than actually resolve the grain issue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday at a press conference following talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, Tass informs.

Russia MFA spokesperson announces agenda of FM Lavrov's meetings with Armenia leadership

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold a detailed exchange of views with the Armenian leadership in Yerevan on the course of implementation of the agreements reached between the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia on November 9, 2020, January 11 and November 26, 2020. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated this at Wednesday’s weekly press briefing, news.am informs.

Russia opposed to Turkey’s plan to launch operation in northern Syria

Russia is opposed to Turkey’s plans to hold a military operation in northern Syria, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Wednesday.

President of Artsakh receives AGBU delegation

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan received today the delegation of the Armenia branch of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) led by President Vasken Yacoubian, the Presidential Office said.

Talks between Russian, Turkish top diplomats kick off in Ankara

Talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu began in Ankara on Wednesday, TASS reports.

President Harutyunyan met with Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia Arthur Davtyan

On June 8, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia Arthur Davtyan, the Presidential Office stated.  

Bundestag MP sees need for finding political solution to Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Member of the German Bundestag Till Mansmann says it is necessary to find a political solution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

The World Bank worsens forecast for global economy

The World Bank sharply downgraded its outlook for the global economy, pointing to the war in Ukraine, the prospect of widespread food shortages and fears of a possible return of stagflation, a toxic mix of high inflation and sluggish growth not seen in over 40 years.

Uruguayan director’s film on Artsakh conflict screened in Montevideo

Uruguayan movie director Federico Lemos’s film “We Are Our Mountains” about the Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) conflict, has been screened in the National Auditorium of Sodre Dr. Adela Reta of Uruguay, Diario Armenia reports.

Saudi Arabia moves toward eventual ties with Israel: WSJ

Saudi Arabia is engaging in "serious talks" with Israel about establishing business ties and strengthening security coordination, according to i24news.tv the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

British PM Boris Johnson wins confidence vote

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday survived a vote of no confidence from his own Conservative MPs, after a string of scandals that have left the party’s standing in tatters, AFP reported.

Kremlin has no information on CSTO peacekeepers’ possible engagement in Donbas, Peskov says

Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not comment on reports on the alleged possible engagement of CSTO peacekeepers in the settlement of the situation in Donbas, Tass informs.

Belarusian army begins peace-to-wartime transition drills

The Belarusian armed forces have begun a series of drills to practice peace to wartime transition, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

Artsakh Diocese Primate: Azerbaijan wants to replace Dadivank’s Armenian clergy with Baku’s Russian Diocese servants

There is information that Azerbaijan wants to ask the Russian side so that the Armenian clergy of Dadivank Monastery are replaced by the clergy of the Russian Diocese of Baku.

Secretary General to speak about work related to CSTO crisis response mechanism

The next meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), chaired by Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, will take place in Yerevan on Friday, with the participation of CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas, CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov told TASS on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Biden’s NSA Jake Sullivan praises diplomatic efforts between Armenia, Azerbaijan towards lasting peace

The United States is committed to peace, security, and prosperity in the South Caucasus region, the U.S. President’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said at the meeting with Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan, Hikmat Hajiyev.

Playground is being built in Askeran

A playground is being built on Nelson Stepanyan Street in Askeran, the Republic of Artsakh .

Foreign Ministers of CSTO states to discuss international, regional security at upcoming Yerevan session

The Foreign Ministers of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are going to discuss international and regional security and its impact on the security of the CSTO states at their upcoming session in Yerevan, the CSTO said in a statement.

Japan to widen export sanctions against Russia — foreign ministry

Japan will introduce sanctions against two Russian and one Belarusian bank and will expand the ban on goods export to Russia due to the situation around Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry of Japan said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

On the occasion of Republic Day, President of Artsakh paid tribute at Stepanakert Memorial and military pantheon

On the occasion of the Day of the First Republic of Armenia, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) President Arayik Harutyunyan visited the Stepanakert Memorial and Military Pantheon on May 28 to pay tribute, the Presidential Office stated.

Artsakh State Minister to Aliyev: Delimitation and demarcation with Armenia cannot affect the status of Artsakh

Artsakh Republic State Minister Artak Beglaryan reacted to the recent statements of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

A strong national state is the guarantee and guarantor of the existence of the whole Armenian people. Artsakh President

On the occasion of the 104th anniversary of the Day of the First Republic of Armenia, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan sent a congratulatory message.

President Harutyunyan received the representative delegation led by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo

On May 27, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received the representative delegation led by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the Presidential Office stated.

EAEU to start talks with Indonesia around free trade agreement

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is planning to launch talks with Indonesia around a free trade agreement, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said at today’s online session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

China, Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea

China and Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution sponsored by the United States on Thursday that would have imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea for its spate of intercontinental ballistic missile launches that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons, AP reported.

Last Bell ceremony held in Stepankert High School N11

Today on May 27, a number of educational institutions across Artsakh celebrate “The Last Bell.”

Armenian Defense Minister holds meeting with commander of Russian peacekeeping forces in Artsakh

On May 27, Armenian Defense Ministere Suren Papikyan held a meeting with Major-General Andrey Volkov, the Commander of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Artsakh.

NATO countries informally agree not to supply tanks and combat aircraft to Ukraine

There are tacit agreements between NATO member states not to supply tanks and combat aircraft to Ukraine, as news.am informs, German news agency DPA and Die Zeit reported.

Paris Mayor arrives in Armenia on official visit

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo arrived in Armenia on an official visit on May 26, the Yerevan City Hall said in a statement.

The delegation led by Artsakh NA Speaker met with Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, His Holiness Aram I

On May 26 the delegation led by Speaker of Parliament of Artsakh Artur Tovmasyan met with Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, His Holiness Aram I in Antelias, the Parliament of Artsakh stated.

Armenia bans imports of primates, rodents to prevent spread of monkeypox

Armenia’s Food Safety Inspection Body has banned the imports of primates and rodents to the country to prevent the spread of monkeypox.

EEU leaders to take part in meeting of Supreme Eurasian Economic Council

Leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union will take part in a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

Yerevan EUBC Men’s Elite European Boxing Championships: 9 Armenian boxers advance to quarterfinals

The quarterfinals are kicking off at the Yerevan EUBC Men’s Elite European Boxing Championships.

Renovation of a specialized sambo-judo gym continues in Stepanakert

Renovation of a specialized sambo-judo gym continues at 9 Mashtots Street, Stepanakert.

Artsakh celebrates Last Bell

Today on May 27, a number of five-day schools of the Republic of Artsakh celebrate “The Last Bell”. But the schools with a six-day work schedule will celebrate the Holiday of the Last Bell on May 30.

Andranik Gasparyan awarded Hero of Russia title

Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed the Hero of Russia title on military officer Andranik Gasparyan, Omsk Region Governor Alexander Burkov said in a Telegram post, Panorama.am informs.

Artsakh's achievements in the field of sports deserve high praise. Minister

Artsakh's achievements in the field of sports deserve high praise.

Preservation and popularization of our cultural values is the most important issue today

Preservation and popularization of Artsakh's cultural values is one of the most important issues.

Around $24 bln of Russian central bank assets frozen in EU

European Union states have reported the freezing of about 23 billion euros ($24.5 billion) of assets of the Russian Central Bank, a top EU official said on Wednesday, revealing for the first time a figure that was expected to be much higher.

US Welcomes First Meeting of Armenian, Azerbaijani Border Commissions: Blinken

The United States welcomes the first joint meeting of the Armenia-Azerbaijan bilateral Border Commissions, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a Twitter post.

Armenian FM receives Personal Representative of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

On May 26, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan received Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the Foreign Ministry reports.

Artsakh FM discusses geopolitical developments with counterparts from South Ossetia, the Donetsk and Luhansk republics

On May 24, within the framework of his working visit to South Ossetia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan had a meeting in Tskhinval with Foreign Minister of South Ossetia Dmitry Medoyev, Foreign Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic Nataliya Nikonorova and Foreign Minister of the Luhansk People's Republic Vladislav Deynego, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

Artsakh Delegation in Lebanon Hosted at “Araksi Pulgurjian” Social Medical Center

May 25, the Artsakh delegation in Lebanon was hosted at the "Araksi Pulgurjian" Social Medical Center, Artsakh NA stated.

First Armenian satellite launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral with SpaceX Falcon 9

The first ever Armenian satellite was launched into the Earth’s orbit, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced at the Cabinet meeting.

Artsakh FM visits South Ossetia for inauguration of President Gagloyev

On May 23-25, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan paid a working visit to the Republic of South Ossetia to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected President of the Republic, Alan Gagloyev, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

Armenian Church marks Ascension Day

The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, also called Ascension Day, on the fortieth day of his resurrection (Easter), Qahana.am reports.

UN Security Council to hold meeting on North Korea on May 26

The United Nations Security Council will hold a meeting on North Korea on Thursday, according to its program released on Wednesday, reports TASS.

Hungary urges to remove issue of embargo on Russian oil imports from EU agenda

The European Union's efforts to impose an embargo on Russian oil imports have faced new obstacles. German officials have said they will not support the plan in its current form and have recommended removing the issue from the agenda of next week's EU leaders' summit, AP reports.

The President of the Republic chaired an enlarged sitting of the Security Council

Complying with the letter addressed to the President of the Republic by the political parties submitted to the Artsakh Republic Parliament on May 24, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an enlarged sitting of the Security Council on May 25, the Presidential Office stated.

US urges Greece and Turkey to work together to keep peace and security in region

The U.S. continues to urge its NATO allies, including Greece and Turkey, to work together to preserve peace and security in the region and resolve their differences through diplomacy, while avoiding rhetoric that fuels more tension, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said, commenting on recent statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and how the US might react if Turkey attacks Greece, news.am informs, citing ANA.

Lithuania to hand over 20 M113 armored personnel carriers to Ukraine

Lithuania will hand over 20 M113 armored personnel carriers, as well as military trucks and mine-clearing vehicles, to Ukraine, the Defense Ministry said in a statement, news.am informs.

Xi Jinping urges to respect human rights progress in different countries

Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged to respect human rights progress in different countries during a video conference on Wednesday with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet who is visiting China, Tass informs.

Delegation of Artsakh led by Artsakh NA Speaker visits Lebanon

At the invitation of the Armenian community, the delegation led by Speaker of Parliament of Artsakh Artur Tovmasyan visited Lebanon, the press service of the Artsakh Parliament said.

Second meeting of delimitation commissions to take place in Moscow

The second meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani commissions for delimitation will take place in Moscow, the Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan’s office confirmed.

Russian Ambassador to Armenia visits Syunik province

Ambassador of Russia to Armenia Sergei Kopyrkin visited the Syunik province, the Embassy said in a press release.

‘The most important is not to betray the principles’ – Armenian President delivers remarks in Davos

President of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan delivered remarks as a keynote speaker at the discussion titled “A Cost of Living Crisis” during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Presidential Office said.

Founder of Azerbaijan Republic of 1918 collaborated with Nazi Germany

Pres. Ilham Aliyev and the Azeri media frequently disparage Armenian national hero Karekin Njteh for having associated with Nazi Germany during World War II.

At least 18 schoolchildren, two adults killed in Texas school shooting — governor

At least 20 people, including 18 children, were killed in the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas senator Roland Gutierrez told CNN.

UN chief Guterres announces new Cold War threat

The world faces the threat of a new Cold War "with nuclear undertones" and a surge in extreme nationalism, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday in a speech to graduates of Seton Hall University in New Jersey. The ceremony was broadcast on the university's website, Tass informs.

Statement of the "United Motherland" Party on the Developments around the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict

The trilateral meeting of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev took place in Brussels on May 22, 2022.

Russian economy will remain open - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that the Russian economy in the new conditions will remain open, reports TASS.

Russian aviation agency extends restrictions on flights to eleven airports until May 31

The Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport has extended restrictions on flights to 11 airports in the southern and central part of the country until 3:45 am May 31, 2022, TASS reports.

Security Guard Killed in Qatar Embassy in Paris

A security guard working for the Qatari embassy in Paris has been killed after a fight with another man in front of the mission, according to French prosecutors, ALJAZEERA reports.

Turkey FM to visit Israel for the first time in 15 years

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay a visit to Palestine and Israel on Tuesday, news.am informs, citing TRT TV channel.

Monkeypox virus outbreaks are containable, WHO says

Monkeypox can be contained in countries outside of Africa where the virus is not usually detected, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

The presentation of the "Artsakh Cultural Heritage, Invetoring for Safeguarding" website took place in Stepanakert

On May 24, the presentation of the English-language website entitled "Artsakh Cultural Heritage, Invetoring for Safeguarding " took place at the "Paul Eluard House" Francophonie Center in Stepanakert.

EU's Borrell welcomes Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting in Brussels

EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell has welcomed the latest meeting hosted by European Council President Charles Michel with the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders, Nikol Pashinyan and Ilham Aliyev.

Armenia denies Aliyev’s “corridor” narrative, says Brussels agreements concern opening of regional connections

No road or transport route in the logic of a corridor can function in the territory of Armenia.

Zelensky’s desire to meet only with Putin is PR effort — Russian diplomat

Readiness of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to meet only with Russian President Vladimir Putin for continuation of the negotiating process is a pure PR effort, First Deputy to the Russian envoy to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said on the air with Soloviev Live TV Channel, Tass informs.

Aliyev reports to Erdogan on results of Brussels meeting

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev briefed his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the results of the summit in Brussels with the participation of the Armenian Prime Minister and the President of the European Council.

US designates Colombia as major non-NATO ally

US President Joe Biden formally conferred the major non-NATO ally status to Colombia.

"44 Degrees" performance took place in Stepanakert

Within the framework of the "Artsakh Lives" project of Genesis Armenia Brain Center, "44 Degrees" theatrical performance took place in Stepanakert Culture and Youth Palace.

European armed forces will not give EU greater security — Kremlin spokesman

The implementation of the chief of European diplomacy Josep Borrell’s idea of creating a European army will not improve security on the continent, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said, Tass informs.

Armenian Deputy PM, Personal Representative of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office discuss regional unblocking

Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan received today Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the deputy PM’s Office said.

World Bank to provide $25 million additional financing loan for Education Improvement Project in Armenia

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $25 million loan for Additional Financing of the Education Improvement Project (EIP) in Armenia, the World Bank said in a press release.

China hits back at Biden remarks on willingness to defend Taiwan militarily

China stands resolutely against US willingness to defend Taiwan militarily if needed as pledged by President Joe Biden, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Monday, Tass informs.

Artsakh Ombudsman: Azerbaijan carries out illegal construction in occupied territories

A new road bypassing the Lachin corridor is under construction, Artsakh Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan told in a conversation with journalists, news.am informs.

Number of refugees, internally displaced people crosses milestone of 100 million — UN

The number of refugees and internally displaced people, having to flee their homes due to armed conflicts, violence and prosecutions has for the first time exceeded 100 million, the UN Refugee Agency said on Monday, Tass informs.

Scholz: Germany wants to intensively develop gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal

Germany wants to intensively develop gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday during his first trip to Africa amid the situation around Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices, Reuters reports.

President of European Council issues statement after hosting Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting

European Council President Charles Michel released a statement after hosting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev for trilateral talks in Brussels.

NK conflict settlement discussed at EU-mediated Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting

The trilateral meeting of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev took place in Brussels.

Israel reports first suspected case of monkeypox

Israel on Friday reported its first suspected case of the monkeypox virus in a man who had recently returned from a trip to Western Europe, The Times of Israel reports.

Russia will obviously not supply gas to anyone for free, says Kremlin

Russia will not supply gas to anyone for free, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday when commenting on a statement made by the Finnish company Gasum, saying that it will not fulfill the requirement on paying in rubles and expects gas deliveries to be suspended in coming days.

Biden says US ready to help intensify Azerbaijan-Armenia diplomatic contacts

US President Joe Biden sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Independence Day, APA reported.

Georgia and US agree on defense cooperation

Georgian First Deputy Defense Minister Lela Chikovani and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian affairs Laura Katherine Cooper signed a 10-year framework agreement on defense cooperation, news.am informs, citing the Georgian Defense Ministry.

US Planes to Partake in Israeli Military Drill Simulating Strike on Iran

The newly confirmed commander of US military forces in the Middle East, US Army Gen. Michael Kurilla, spent a whole day with Israeli army chief Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi. He personally observed the ''Chariots of Fire'' exercise, which simulates a multi-front war against Iran, Asharq Al-Awsat reports.

Armenian FM meets Czech counterpart in Turin, Italy

On May 20, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in Turin on a working visit to participate in the 132nd session of the CoE Committee of Foreign Ministers, met with Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky, the Armenian foreign ministry said.

The construction of a new residential district in Noragyugh continues

The construction of a new residential district continue in the territory of Noragyugh community of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

Russia can offer 25 mln tonnes of grain for export starting on August 1 — UN envoy

Russia can offer 25 million tonnes of grain for export via the port of Novorossiysk starting from August 1 and until the end of this year, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said, speaking at UN Security Council meeting on conflicts and food security Thursday, Tass informs.

Session of CSTO Council of Defense Ministers to be held on May 24

The session of the Council of Defense Ministers of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will take place on May 24. The participants will discuss the security threats and challenges, the CSTO said in a press release.

President Harutyunyan received RA Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Narek Mkrtchyan

On May 20, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan received Minister of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Narek Mkrtchyan, the Presidential Office stated.

Russia Not to Export Food at Expense of Domestic Market : Medvedev

Russia will not export food at the expense of its own market, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said in his Telegram cahhnel Thursday, TASS reports.

Greenhouses being built in a number of communities in Martuni

With the funding of the ATP Charitable Foundation and within the framework of the Green Training Center support program, greenhouses are being built in Herher, Karmir Shuka and Taghavard communities of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

US to Supply Ukraine with Weapons Worth $100 Mln in New Assistance Package: Blinken

The US is sending Ukraine a new military assistance package, which includes supplies of weapons valued at $100 million, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Thursday, TASS reports.

EU explores ways to use assets of Russian entrepreneurs to finance Ukraine

The European Union is looking into ways of using the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to fund the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.

Karekin II confirms election of Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan as Primate of Eastern Diocese of Armenian Church of America

Catholicos Karekin II of the Armenian Apostolic Church confirmed the election of the Very Reverend Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan to the office of Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.

Artsakh plans to transition to semi-presidential system of government

The Republic of Artsakh plans to transition to a semi-presidential system of government.

White House says Biden, China’s Xi may talk in coming weeks

U.S. President Joe Biden may talk with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the coming weeks, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said aboard Air Force One on Thursday, Reuters reported.

G7 considers possibility of creating a 'cartel of buyers' of Russian oil

The G7 countries are discussing the creation of a special cartel, the purpose of which will be to set a price threshold for oil and oil products from Russia, Bloomberg reported, citing US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

Coronavirus pandemic may end soon, virus to stay, top sanitary doctor says

The coronavirus pandemic may end in the near future yet the virus itself won’t go away, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing Anna Popova said in an interview with TASS.

President Arayik Harutyunyan met with active members of the “Free Homeland” Party

On May 19, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the office of the “Free Homeland” Party and met with active party members, the Presidential Office stated.

Turkey remains opposed to Finland’s, Sweden’s admission to NATO — Erdogan

Ankara remains opposed to the idea of Finland’s and Sweden’s admission to NATO, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a meeting with Turkish youth in Ankara on Thursday, Tass informs.

Diplomat says Russia ready to return to talks when Ukraine expresses readiness

Russia will give a positive response as soon as Ukraine expresses willingness to return to the negotiating table, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko told reporters on Thursday, Tass informs.

Vardaton dedicated to Grigor Narekatsi held in Stepanakert

On 19 May, on the occasion of Vardaton dedicated to the poet, theologian Grigor Narekatsi, an event was held in Stepanakert Grigor Narekatsi University.

Armenia, Azerbaijan still far away from agreement, EU's Borrell says

EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell welcomed the meeting of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council on Wednesday.

Artsakh Ombudsman: Azerbaijan deliberately hides true number of Armenian captives

According to the data confirmed by Azerbaijan, 38 Armenian prisoners of war (POWs) and civilian captives are currently held in Baku, Artsakh Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan told Nagorno-Karabakh National Assembly.

Armenians of Artsakh must have security, protection of rights – Secretary of Security Council on status

The security and the protection of rights of the people of Artsakh is a priority for Armenia, and Armenia is heading for the negotiations with this agenda, the Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan said at a press briefing when asked on Armenia’s position on the issue of the status of Artsakh.

Pediatric neurologists from Yerevan conduct free consultations and examinations in Stepanakert

On the initiative of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Artsakh, with the support of the Armenian Relief Fund, Nune Kuyumjyan and Tamara Avetisyan, pediatric neurologists from Yerevan , within the framework of the "Doctors for Artsakh" program are conducting consultations and examinations at “Arevik” Children's Medical Association.

Turkish-US Talks on F-16 Deal Make Positive Progress: Cavusoglu

The Ankara-Washington talks on the sale of US fighter jets F-16 to Turkey are progressing positively, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, TASS reports.

U.S. recognizes role of population of Nagorno-Karabakh in deciding its future–Ambassador Tracy’s interview to ARMENPRESS

The key to a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous future in the South Caucasus region is a negotiated, comprehensive, and sustainable settlement of all remaining issues related to or resulting from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

More than 200 Ukrainian citizens request asylum in Armenia

Armenia is seeing a large influx of both Russians and Ukrainians ever since the Russian invasion into Ukraine began in late February - in what Moscow describes as a "special military operation" and Kiev says is an unprovoked attack.

Armenia expects EU supports peace process according to mandate of OSCE Minsk Group Co- Chairmanship – FM

The Armenia-EU Partnership Council is, indeed, a unique platform, where we have in-depth discussions and exchange of views on various topics, ranging from specific aspects of our Armenia-EU bilateral agenda, to regional affairs, to political matters, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan told reporters in Brussels ahead of the session of the Armenia-EU Partnership Council.

West’s unwise moves lead to global food crisis, says Russian ambassador to US

Unwise macroeconomic moves of western countries have ruined the global food security, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Wednesday, adding that problems in this area started long before the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, Tass informs.

Russia declares 34 French diplomats persona non grata

Russia is expelling 34 French diplomats from France in response to the expulsion of 41 staff members of Russian diplomatic institutions, news.am informs, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry.

State-of-the-art S-500 air defense weapons arriving for Russian troops — deputy PM

The latest S-500 anti-aircraft missile system has begun arriving for Russian troops, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said during the government’s New Horizons educational marathon on Wednesday.

Canada denies entry to 1,000 Russians, including President Putin

The Canadian authorities in connection with the situation in Ukraine have decided to prohibit entry into its territory for about 1,000 citizens of Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, the Minister of Public Safety of the country, Marco Mendicino tweeted.

A Petition Submitted to the Head of the Parliament

Community staff employees of Askeran region upper sub-region which remained under the control of Azerbaijan, addressed the Republic of Artsakh NA President Artur Tovmasyan. The process of paying the idleness of the displaced persons working in the state institutions of the occupied settlements is terminated from July 1 by the decision of the Artsakh Republic government, Artsakh NA stated.

‘Tool for blackmail’: Diplomat calls out Kiev for using people at Azovstal

Kiev's leadership betrayed the people at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol because it used them as a tool for blackmail, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Sputnik radio station on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Exhibition organized in Stepanakert on the occasion of the International Museum Day

On May 18, dedicated to the International Museum Day, an exhibition entitled "Archaeological materials discovered as a result of excavations at the Keren Mausoleum" was held at the Artsakh State Museum of History and Geography.

Artsakh Republic NA President Artur Tovmasyan Convened a Working Consultation

On May 18, the Head of the Parliament, Artur Tovmasyan, convened a working consultation which was attended by the chairmen of the standing committees, the heads of the factions and the chief staff members.

Spring sowing completed in Artsakh. Deputy Minister

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Artsakh has approved another program - "Installation or rehabilitation of infrastructure in greenhouses and gardens", which will increase the volume of local products in the Republic.

Armenian Defense Ministry denies another Azerbaijani disinformation

The Armenian Defense Ministry has denied another Azerbaijani disinformation.

Kiev essentially quit negotiations with Moscow, says Russian deputy foreign minister

No negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations are being conducted at the moment. In fact, Kiev has quit the talks, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko said on the sidelines of the 2nd Central Asian conference of the international discussion club Valdai, Tass informs.

This year’s ‘Direct Line with Vladimir Putin’ now being prepared — Kremlin spokesman

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual question and answer session, Direct Line with Vladimir Putin, is planned to be held this year, with preliminary preparations already being under way, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told TASS.

NATO has long taken Finland, Sweden into account in its military planning — Lavrov

The North Atlantic Alliance has for many years taken into account the territories of Finland and Sweden in its military plans for eastward expansion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the educational marathon conference New Horizons organized by the Russian Znanie (Knowledge) society on Tuesday.

Discussions of the State Budget 2021 Have Been Launched in the Artsakh NA Standing Committees

On May 17, a joint sitting of the NA Standing Committees on Foreign Relations and Budget, Financial and Economic Management was convened, the Artsakh NA stated.

Iran ready for gas swap from Turkmenistan to Armenia – SHANA

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji has expressed Iran’s readiness for swapping Turkmenistan’s natural gas to Armenia, SHANA reported.

US has become state hostile to Russia, says Kremlin

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said that the Western countries, including the United States, which is conducting a hybrid war against Russia, have become hostile states. He was speaking at the educational marathon conference New Horizons organized by the Russian Znanie (Knowledge) society.

Solar water heaters installed in a number of schools in Artsakh

Solar water heaters have been installed by "Shtigen" company in a number of schools of the Artsakh Republic.

Swedish FM signs application for NATO membership

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde signed the country's application to join NATO on Monday, news.am informs.

President Harutyunyan signed a number of laws

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan signed a number of laws, the Presidential Office stated.

President Zelensky confirms evacuation of troops from besieged Azovstal plant in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky confirmed in his video address that an evacuation of national troops from Azovstal steelmaking complex in Mariupol had started, TASS reports.

US Senate Passes $40B Ukraine Aid In Procedural Vote

The United States Senate passed the $40.1 billion aid package for Ukraine in a procedural vote on Monday, paving the way for additional military and humanitarian assistance to be sent to the Eastern European country, BREAKING the NEWS reports.

State Orchestra of National Instruments launched a series of lessons-concerts in Republic's schools

The Artsakh National State Orchestra and Department of Contemporary Art and Cultural Education of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artakh has organized a "National Instruments at School" lesson-concert program, within which schoolchildren get acquainted with national instruments.

Armenian Foreign Minister to visit Brussels

On May 17-18, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will leave for Brussels, where he will chair the 4th session of the Armenia-EU Partnership Council, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

McDonald's initiates selling its business in Russia

McDonald's announced its withdrawal from the Russian market and has started selling its business in the country, according to the company’s statement published on Monday on PR Newswire website.

CSTO summit: Joint Statement expresses readiness for cooperation with NATO, highlights border security

The leaders of the CSTO adopted a joint statement after the summit in Moscow, addressing the need to ensure the security of borders in the organization’s area of responsibility.

"Artsakh lives" ․ A big cultural festival starts in Artsakh

Genesis Armenia Brain Center / Foundation will organize a large cultural festival on May 19-28, 2022.

Renovation work underway in Stepanakert

The newly built district of Stepanakert’s Hovhannes Tumanyan Street is being renovated.

Armwrestling: Artsakh athlete, who lost both legs in 2020 war, beats Turkish rival to win European gold

Sargis Harutyunyan, an athlete from Artsakh’s Shahumyan region who lost both legs in the 44-day war in Artsakh in 2020, won gold at the 2022 WAF Armwrestling European and Para Championships held in Bucharest, Romania, on May 7-14.

Russian naval aircraft practice anti-submarine warfare in Pacific drills

The crews of Tu-142 aircraft of the Pacific Fleet’s naval aviation practiced anti-submarine warfare tasks during drills over the Sea of Okhotsk in the western Pacific Ocean, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday, Tass informs.

Document on restoring Iran nuke deal is at high readiness — Deputy Foreign Minister

The document for returning to full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for the settlement around the Iran nuclear program is at a high level of readiness, the remaining problems are of political nature, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Monday, Tass informs.

Lithuanian President to arrive in Armenia on official visit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda will arrive in Armenia May 19-20 on an official visit, the Lithuanian presidency’s press service said.

Lebanon's new parliament to have 6 ethnic Armenian members according to preliminary results

The preliminary results of the parliamentary elections held in Lebanon on May 15 have been announced. Editor-in-chief of the Lebanon-based Azdag daily Shahan Gantaharyan told Armenpress that there will be 6 ethnic Armenian MPs in the parliament of Lebanon.

Armenian PM arrives in Moscow for CSTO summit

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Russia on a working visit on May 16, his office said.

EU foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine, sixth package of sanctions on Monday — official

The foreign ministers of 27 EU countries will discuss the situation in Ukraine at a scheduled meeting on Monday, an EU official told reporters. The meeting will be attended by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba. According to the EU representative, the ministers "will focus on continued support for Ukraine, diplomatic ties, ongoing work on an action plan to overcome global consequences and counter the manipulation of foreign information." Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly will also join the discussion, Tass informs.

Turkey not positive concerning Sweden’s, Finland’s possible joining NATO: Erdogan

Ankara is not positive concerning Sweden’s and Finland’s possible accession to NATO, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, TASS reports.

Russian defense minister discusses situation in Ukraine with Pentagon chief

The situation in Ukraine was among the topics discussed by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and US Secretary od Defense Lloyd Austin over the phone, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday, Tass informs.

Dollar, euro lose value in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 455.94/$1 in Armenia on Friday; this is down by AMD 4.19 from Thursday, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

EU to provide another 500 million euros of military assistance to Ukraine

The EU will provide another 500 million euros of military assistance to Ukraine, said head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, expressing confidence that an agreement on an embargo on Russian oil could be reached in the coming days, Reuters reported.

Putin and Scholz discuss situation in Ukraine, progress of Moscow-Kiev talks — Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz once again discussed the situation in Ukraine, including the course of talks between Moscow and Kiev delegations, the Kremlin press service said.

President Harutyunyan received members of the Artsakh Football Federation

On May 13, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan received members of the Artsakh Football Federation and a group of football players of the clubs, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenia and Tajikistan FMs discuss cooperation issues

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in Dushanbe on a working visit, met with Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Foreign Minister of Tajikistan.

Mirzoyan presents Armenia’s position on NK conflict settlement to CIS Foreign Ministers

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan participated in the session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS participating states in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe, the ministry said in a news release.

Shooting championship was held in the capital

On May 13, under the leadership of the Sports Department of the Ministry of Education,Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh, a shooting championship was held in the Stepanakert's Primary School N 1 after Khachatur Abovyan

Finland plans to send NATO application next week

Finland is set to submit an application to join NATO early next week, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told Japan’s NHK television in an interview on Friday, TASS reported.

The results of the student conference dedicated to the memory of the fallen students summed up

On May 13, the student conference dedicated to the memory of the students who died in the 44-Day Artsakh War ended in the Artsakh State University.

West ready to sacrifice rest of the world for global domination, Putin says

The culpability for the global consequences of sanctions against Russia, including possible hunger in a number of countries, rests with Western countries who for the sake of their domination are ready to sacrifice the rest of the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting on economic issues on Thursday.

Japan to prohibit exports of high-tech equipment to Russia

Japan is expanding the list of goods and technologies, whose exports to Russia are prohibited over the situation around Ukraine, the Japanese ministry of economy, trade and industry said on Friday.

Armenian FM participates in CIS foreign ministerial meeting in Tajikistan

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan is participating in the CIS foreign ministerial council session in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister announced Kyiv's readiness for negotiations with Moscow, but without ultimatums

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated that Kyiv is ready for talks with Russia, but will not accept the ultimatums of the Russian side, ARMENPRESS reports, citing TASS, Kuleba told German Die Welt daily, which was published during his visit to Germany.

Armenian, Russian FMs meet in Dushanbe

he meeting of Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the Armenian foreign ministry said.

Russia deputy PM to visit Armenia today

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchuk will lead a delegation to Armenia on May 12.

Pallone denounces US weapons sale to Turkey

Congressman Frank Pallone today issued a statement on a proposed US weapons sale to Turkey denouncing their intention.

Kremlin warns against attempts to interfere in Russia’s special operation in Ukraine

Moscow will be ready to give the most resolute response, if any side ventures to interfere in Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

Improvement work launched on Tumanyan street of Stepanakert

With the financial support of the "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund, the improvement work in the newly built district of Tumanyan street in Stepanakert has launched, the Ministry of Urban Planning of the Artsakh Republic informs.

The first Russian center opened in Martakert

The first Russian center of the Republic has been opened in Martakert, the Artsakh Republic.

Azerbaijan confirms that it refuses to fulfill its obligations to release all Armenian captives

The Azerbaijani foreign ministry considers the accusations made by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan—during his visit to the Netherlands— to be "unfounded,” and they “show that the Armenian leadership is far from being sincere in the issue of normalizing relations between the two countries," Leyla Abdullayeva, Head of the Press Service Department of the Azerbaijan MFA, commented on the statements of the Prime Minister of Armenia, news.am informs.

First coronavirus case confirmed in North Korea

The North Korean authorities have confirmed the first coronavirus case in the country, the Korean Central News Agency stated in a statement released on Thursday, Tass informs.

Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani FMs to meet in Dushanbe

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will depart for Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on May 12-13, the Foreign Ministry of Armenia informs.

Bank of Russia identifies main risks for its baseline scenario

The uncertainty of the baseline scenario presented earlier by the Bank of Russia remains extremely high, the regulator believes. Thus, the scenario significantly depends on the development of geopolitical factors, as well as on the ability of the economy to adapt to new conditions, the Bank of Russia said.

Truce in Ukraine is not a prospect of near future — UN chief

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres does not see the possibility of concluding peace or achieving a comprehensive ceasefire in Ukraine at the moment.

We are determined in opening era of peaceful development for our country, region – Pashinyan, Rutte meeting takes place

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in The Hague, informed the Office of the Prime Minister.

Queen Elizabeth misses Parliament opening for first time in 60 years

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II did not attend the opening of Parliament Tuesday, marking the first time in six decades the queen has not been present, ABC News reports.

Aliyev promised at presence of European Council President to release group of captives, but this didn’t happen-Pashinyan

Azerbaijan is trying to make the issue of the return of Armenian captives a subject of trade, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael, in response to the question of the meeting participants.

Russia hopes West should stop promoting unipolar world after operation in Ukraine — Lavrov

Russia hopes that after its targets of the current special military operation in Ukraine are reached, the West will halt its drive for the ‘unipolar world’ and stop violating the principles of the UN Charter, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Armenian serviceman found shot dead in military position

A serviceman of the Armenian Armed Forces was found shot dead in his military position on May 11, the Ministry of Defense said.

European Commission to make sanctions evasion an EU crime

The European Commission will present in two weeks a legal proposal to make the evasion of sanctions an EU crime — a step that will help member countries confiscate assets frozen as part of the sanctions campaign against Russia, POLITICO reported on Wednesday, citing two officials with knowledge of the proposal.

Al Jazeera journalist shot dead in Israeli raid in occupied West Bank

An Al Jazeera journalist was shot dead while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin early Wednesday morning, the Palestinian health ministry said, AP reported.

Artsakh FM: Russian peacekeepers will remain in region until conflict is resolved

The Russian peacekeepers will remain in the region until a comprehensive settlement of the conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan—but this is not a matter of 10, or even 20 years, Artsakh Foreign Minister David Babayan told news.am.

Azerbaijan border guard commits suicide

Non-commissioned officer Tarlan Alizade, a conscript of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan, committed suicide in his apartment, as news.am informs, the Azerbaijani media reported.

US House approves $40 billion of aid to Ukraine

US House of Representatives approved the bill on allocation of addition $40 billion of aid to Ukraine Tuesday, according to a livestream on the House website, Tass informs.

The maternity ward of Nakhijevanik renovated

On the initiative of the Armenian Missionary Association of America, the maternity ward of Nakhijevanik was renovated and furnished with appropriate equipment.

UN Security Council to discuss humanitarian situation in Ukraine on May 12

The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine on May 12, a source within the Organization told TASS news agency.

Arayik Harutyunyan sent a congratulatory message to the President-elect of the Republic of South Ossetia

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan sent a congratulatory message to President-elect of the Republic of South Ossetia - the State of Alania Alan Gagloev.

Macron to discuss embargo on Russian oil with Orban

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks over the phone with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday in order to come to terms on an embargo on Russian oil, French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune told the LCI TV channel, TASS reports.

Russia’s economy facing deepest contraction since 1994

Russia is facing the deepest economic contraction in nearly three decades as pressure from sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies mounts, Bloomberg reports, citing an internal forecast by the Finance Ministry.

EU supports sustainable solution between Armenia and Azerbaijan – Ambassador

The European Union supports the sustainable solution of issues between Armenia and Azerbaijan, including also the issues over Nagorno Karabakh, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin said at a press conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenia-EU diplomatic relations.

Dollar, euro fall in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 472.64/$1 in Armenia on Tuesday; this is down by AMD 1.74 from the previous business day in the country, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

Russian foreign minister Lavrov arrives in Algeria for talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has arrived in Algeria with a working visit to hold talks on Tuesday with his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra.

It is impossible to suppress the people of Artsakh. Head of Community

The residents of the community of Sos of Artsakh’s Martuni region are engaged in agricultural activities this time of year.

Vice Speaker of Parliament, several foreign Ambassadors discuss Armenia-Turkey normalization

Vice Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Ruben Rubinyan received today Ambassadors of several member states of the European Union to Armenia, the Ambassadors of the USA, UK and Switzerland, as well as the representatives of Embassies, the Parliament’s press service said.

Russian forces destroy 793 drones, 2,979 armored vehicles in Ukraine operation - top brass

Russian forces have eliminated 163 Ukrainian combat aircraft, 124 helicopters, 793 unmanned aerial vehicles and 2,979 tanks and other armored vehicles since the start of their special military operation in Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.

Armenia’s proposals handed over to Azerbaijan in Brussels include also status, security of Artsakh – Ambassador-at-large

There is no legal ground that at any time any de-jure Azerbaijani enclave has existed in the territory of Armenia.

Armenia to host session of UN World Tourism Organization

Armenia will host the 67th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) this year. The session will take place on June 1-2.

"Nagorno Karabakh" football team became the champion of Armenia

In the 26th round of the Football First Group Championship held in the town of Sisian of the Republic of Armenia, the "Nagorno Karabakh" football team defeated "Gandzasar-2" 4-1 and was declared the RA champion.

Armenian Defense Ministry denies Azerbaijani military’s accusations on opening fire

The Armenian Ministry of Defense denies Azerbaijan’s accusations on opening fire at the border.

Requiem service held in Holy Mother of God Cathedral in Stepanakert

On May 9, a requiem service was held in Holy Mother of God Cathedral in Stepanakert for the peaceful souls of the heroes who died in the Great Patriotic War, Artsakh Liberation, Four-Day and 44-Day wars.

We will still celebrate new victories. Artsakh FM

May 9 is one of the most sacred holidays of the Armenian nation.

Artsakh people visit Stepanakert Memorial on May 9 anniversaries

Today on May 9, on the occasion of the day of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the liberation of Shushi and the Day of the Defense Army, thousands of Artsakh people visited the Stepanakert Memorial to pay tribute to the memory of the Artsakh War victims.

"Immortal Regiment" march dedicated to the heroes participating the Great Patriotic War held in Yerevan

The silent "Immortal Regiment" march dedicated to the heroes who took part in the Great Patriotic War was held in Yerevan's Victory Park.

Artsakh President visits Stepanakert Memorial

On May 9 Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan visited the Stepanakert Memorial, and laid a wreath at the monument to the casualties of the Great Patriotic War and to the graves of the martyrs of the Artsakh Liberation War.

PM Pashinyan sends congratulatory messages to President and Prime Minister of the Russia, as well as to the CIS leaders

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent congratulatory messages to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Victory, informed the Office of the Prime Minister.

Artsakh must always be Armenian and impregnable. President Harutyunyan

May 9 has left its mark in the history of the Armenian people as a symbol of its freedom-loving and indomitable spirit, courage and heroism, boundless love for the Motherland, devotion, and self-sacrifice.

Azerbaijanis desecrate Armenian church in occupied Togh village of Artsakh

Azerbaijanis have desecrated the Armenian church in the occupied village of Togh in Artsakh by tearing the cross on its dome.

"Artsakh Lives." Musical evening dedicated to Arno Babajanyan held in Stepanakert

On May 6, the series of events dedicated to the 44-Day War entitled "Artsakh Lives" launched in Stepanakert within the framework of the "Russian Language Days" program was generalized.

Russia presents at UN vast evidence of crimes by Ukrainian military

At an informal "Arria formula" meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday Russian diplomats presented vast evidence of crimes committed by the Ukrainian military and nationalist groups, which in particular hampered the evacuation of civilian population. Russia's ambassador Vasily Nebenzya stressed that the Ukrainian authorities and their Western sponsors were doing their utmost to prevent this sad truth from coming under the spotlight.

President Harutyunyan held a meeting with the faculty of Shushi Technological University

On May 6, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan held a meeting with a group of representatives of the faculty and students of the Shushi Technological University, the Presidential Office stated.

UN Security Council adopts first statement on Ukraine since conflict erupted

The United Nations Security Council adopted the statement on Ukraine submitted by the US at its session on Friday for the first time since the beginning of the special operation, Tass informs.

External waterline network reconstruced in Ashan

The 900-meter-long external waterline network has been reconstructed in the community of Ashan of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

"The Time of Courage Has Come." Commemorative Event Held in Stepanakert

On May 6, in memory of the fallen heroes of the 44-Day Artsakh War, an event, entitled "The Time of Courage Has Come", was organized in Stepanakert N 8 school after A. Sakharov.

Dollar, euro continue rising significantly in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 474.38/$1 in Armenia on Friday; this is up by AMD 9.89 from Thursday, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

Armenian FM presents situation in Nagorno Karabakh to US Senator

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, who is on a working visit to the United States, on Thursday met with Senate Republican Party leader Mitch McConnell, the Armenian Foreign Ministry stated.

Moldova cannot provide military aid to Ukraine, parliament chairman says

It is impossible for Moldova to provide military assistance to Ukraine, Moldovan Parliament Chairman and leader of the country’s ruling Party of Action and Solidarity Igor Grosu said in response to a relevant request from Speaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) Ruslan Stefanchuk, Spokesperson for the Party of Action and Solidarity Adriana Vlas told TASS on Thursday.

Artsakh Police investigating Armenian car crash caused by Azerbaijani convoy

On May 5 at around 1:30pm, an Armenian car traveling in the opposite lane on the Drmbon-Martakert motorway in the Martakert region of Artsakh was hit by a truck that was part of an Azerbaijani convoy, and, as a result, the car fell into the roadside gorge, the Artsakh Prosecutor's Office informed.

Armenian FM had a meeting with IRI Eurasia Director Stephen Nix in Washington

During his visit to the United States the Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Regional Director for Eurasia Stephen Nix in Washington, the foreign ministry said in a press release.

Austria rules out ruble payments for Russian gas — foreign minister

Austria has no plans to pay for Russian gas in rubles, Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Schallenberg told Al Jazeera in an interview, Tass informs.

US state of Mississippi recognizes Armenian Genocide

The US state of Mississippi recognized the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian National Committee of America reported.

A group of servicemen wounded and disabled during the three Artsakh Wars awarded

On May 5, on the occasion of the May 9 Triple Holiday, the "Union of Relatives of Missing Soldiers" NGO of the Republic of Artsakh awarded five servicemen who have been wounded and disabled during the three Artsakh Wars with "Homeland and Faith" Medal'.

FT: Erdogan used mediation between Russia and Ukraine

Ankara's mediation in the crisis between Russia and Ukraine has increased the importance of Turkey as a mediator in the eyes of NATO countries, President Erdogan seized this opportunity, according to a Financial Times article.

Russia seeking to be good neighbors with Central Asia, Lavrov says

Russia is seeking to maintain good and constructive relations with all countries, primarily with its neighbors, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Larvov said in an article published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Thursday.

EU to block Russians from buying European real estate

The European Union added a ban on property transactions with Russian nationals to its sixth package of sanctions designed to raise pressure on Vladimir Putin.

Security Council Secretary comments on possibility of new Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting

Commenting on the question whether a new meeting is planned between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan told reporters today that there are still issues, and they will start discussing the potential meeting of Pashinyan and Aliyev only after having the answers to these questions.

Republic’s President met in Martuni with responsible officials of the region

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan met in the town of Martuni with responsible officials of the regional administration and heads of communities, the Presidential Office stated.

US open to idea of tougher sanctions against Russia, will consult with G7 — Biden

The US administration is open to considering the idea of imposing additional sanctions against Russia, the country will consult on the issue with partners in the Group of Seven advanced economies, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday, responding to reporters’ question at the White House about the EU's intention to apply a sixth package of restrictive measures against Russia, Tass informs.

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a discussion at “Atlantic Council” think tank

On May 4, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in the United States on a working visit, participated as a keynote speaker in a roundtable discussion held at the prestigious US think tank - Atlantic Council, the foreign ministry said.

Exhibition on Hrant Dink’s life and struggle to open in Yerevan

An exhibition on Hrant Dink’s life and struggle will open May 7 until July 30 at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art in Yerevan.

Russia bans entry to Japan's PM, other officials

Russia said Wednesday it has banned entry to several dozen Japanese officials, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, after Tokyo joined international sanctions against Moscow over its military campaign in Ukraine, AFP reported.

World premiere of film “Aurora’s Sunrise” to be held in France

The film “Aurora’s Sunrise”, which received state financial support from the National Cinema Center of Armenia, will premiere in the feature-length competition at Annecy Festival this coming June in France, the National Cinema Center of Armenia said in a statement on social media.

Monument in memory of the fallen graduates unveiled in Stepanakert Medical College

On May 4, a monument to the memory of the eleven fallen graduates has been unveiled in the Tamara Kamalyan Medical College in Stepanakert.

US, Japanese senior officials discuss Biden’s visit to Asia and sanctions against Russia

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Secretary General of Japan’s National Security Secretariat Akiba Takeo discussed at their meeting on Tuesday an upcoming visit to South Korea and Japan of US President Joe Biden as well as sanctions against Russia, the White House press office said in a statement, Tass informs.

N. Korea fires ballistic missile, S. Korean military say

According to South Korea’s military, North Korea has launched a ballistic missile from the Sunan area near Pyongyang, Tass informs.

President Arayik Harutyunyan met with members of the “Free Homeland-UCA” parliamentary faction

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received the members of the "Free Homeland-UCA" parliamentary faction, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenian Defense Minister departs for Georgia on official visit

Minister of Defense of Armenia Suren Papikyan departed for Georgia today, the ministry said in a statement.

Joint statement issued on results of final session of Armenia-U.S. Strategic Dialogue

On the occasion of the final session of the Armenia-U.S. Strategic Dialogue (May 2-3), the sides issued a joint statement, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.

Earthquake shakes Armenia-Georgia border zone

The seismological network of Armenia on Wednesday recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 at the Armenia-Georgia border zone, at 2:43am local time, 15 kilometers northeast of Bavra village of Armenia’s Shirak Province, and at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Putin signs decree on Russia’s new tit-for-tat sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on using new special retaliatory economic measures over unfriendly actions by some foreign states and international organizations, Tass informs.

European Commission to Discuss Sixth Package of EU’s Sanctions Against Russia on May 3

The European Commission will discuss the sixth package of the European Union’s (EU) sanctions against Moscow at a meeting of the college of European commissioners on May 3, 2022, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson told reporters on Monday, TASS reports.

Pope Francis ready to come to Russia to meet with Putin

Pope Francis expressed readiness to go to Moscow in order to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to discuss the settlement in Ukraine, Tass informs.

Medvedev thinks that Zelensky does not need ‘any peace treaty’

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky does not need any peaceful settlement, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev asserted.

President Harutyunyan received the delegation of the American University of Armenia

On May 3, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received the delegation of the American University of Armenia (AUA) led by Vice-President Ashot Ghazaryan, the Presidential Office stated.

On the occasion of Press Freedom Day, Artsakh Human Rights Defender met with media representatives

On May 3, on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan held a meet with the representatives of the media operating in Artsakh.

Armenia defense ministry: Azerbaijan MOD statement does not correspond to reality

The statement spread by the Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Azerbaijan that on Tuesday the units of the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire on the Azerbaijani military positions located in the eastern part of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border does not correspond to reality.

French lawmakers visit Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan

The delegation led by Chair of the France-Armenia Friendship Group in the French Senate Gilbert-Luc Devinaz visited the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan on May 3.

London will send military aid worth $375 mln to Ukraine - Downing Street

The next package of British military aid to Ukraine will include electronic warfare equipment, in particular GPS jamming equipment, a counter battery radar system, as well as night vision devices. This is according to a statement the office of the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued on Monday, Tass informs.

“Paul Eluard Francophone Center” Foundation is a bridge ensuring the cultural solidarity between Artsakh and France. Director

The “Paul Eluard Francophone Center” Foundation operating in Stepanakert has become not only a place of entertainment and events for the people of Artsakh, but also a strong connection ensuring the cultural solidarity of the two friendly countries-Artsakh and France.

The residents of Kert continue creating in the native land. Head of Community

People living and creating in the village of Kert of Artsakh’s Martuni region are firmly attached to their homeland.

US agrees with Russia that nuclear war could not be won - White House

The United States agrees with Russia that there can be no winners in a nuclear war, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told a regular briefing on Monday, Tass informs.

Armenia values partnership with US aimed at peace and stability in region – Armenian FM

Armenia values its partnership with the United States aimed at peace and stability in the region, Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said in his remarks during the meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington D.C..

The European Union Has Decided to Abandon Russian Coal In the Summer

The European Union will stop importing Russian coal in summer and will do away with Russian oil by the end of 2022, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview with The Indian Express newspaper published on Monday, TASS reports.

Turkish FM insults Armenian Genocide demonstrators in Uruguay as “indecent”, defends “appropriate” Grey Wolves salute

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tried to justify his infamous Grey Wolves salute in Uruguay by blaming the peaceful demonstrators who had gathered to demand recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

“No discussion or agreement on the redemarcation of the Armenian-Turkish border” – MFA

There are no plans to re-demarcate the Armenian-Turkish border, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

On the initiative of Stepanakert Municipality, Freestyle Wrestling City Championship held in Stepanakert

On the initiative of Stepanakert Municipality, Freestyle Wrestling City Championship was held at the Tamara Kamalyan Stepanakert State Medical College among teenagers born in 2005-2008.

An event organized on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Autism Day Care and Treatment Center in Stepanakert

The autism day care center at the Caroline Cox Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert has been operating for five years, helping many children with autism.

Finland will decide to apply for NATO membership on May 12

Finland will decide to apply for NATO membership on May 12, Finnish newspaper Iltalehti reported late on Sunday, citing anonymous government sources.

Armenian military denies Azerbaijani accusations on border shelling

The Armenian military denies Azerbaijani accusations on opening fire at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Armenian FM to meet with US Secretary of State in Washington D.C.

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will pay a working visit to the United States, from Monday to Friday, to participate in the session of the US-Armenia Strategic Dialogue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed.

Armenian Healthcare Ministry reports 996,530 full vaccinations against COVID-19

The number of full vaccinations against COVID-19 in Armenia is 996,530, as of May 2, the ministry of healthcare said.

Armenian community of Istanbul warns of risk of losing management of landmark Surp Pirgic Hospital

The Armenian community of Istanbul is alarmed by rumors that soon they might face obstructions in holding elections of the board at the Surp Pirgic (Holy Saviour) Armenian Hospital, thus losing the 188-year-old landmark national institution of the community.

Quake hits Armenia-Georgia border zone

The seismological network of Armenia on Monday recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 at the Armenia-Georgia border zone, at 7:29am local time, 13 kilometers northeast of Bavra village of Armenia’s Shirak Province, and at a depth of 10 kilometers, news.am informs.

Russian operation in Ukraine contributes to freeing world from Western oppression - Lavrov

Russia's special military operation in Ukraine is contributing to liberating the world from Western neocolonial oppression, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Xinhua news agency, Tass informs.

NATO doing everything to prevent political agreements between Russia and Ukraine — Lavrov

NATO countries are doing everything to prevent completion of the Russian special operation in Ukraine by political agreements, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in the interview with the Xinhua news agency, Tass informs.

Azerbaijani officials should specify which territories they see in the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan - Grigoryan

The Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan referred to the statement of the Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Hikmet Hajiyev that the main expectation of Azerbaijan from Armenia is the recognition of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan.

Armenia is not afraid not to find itself on maps of different periods – FM’s response to Azerbaijani President

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan commented on the statements of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev according to which they will rely on all the maps of 1918 and those existing before the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union during the border clarification process with Armenia, and that according to some maps of 1918-1920 Yerevan, Syunik were allegedly part of Azerbaijan.

Denmark becomes the first country to stop its Covid vaccination program

Denmark has become the first country to halt its Covid vaccination program, saying it is doing so because the virus is now under control, CNBC reports.

A group of students who participated in the 44-day Artsakh War received support from the Armenian Relief Society

Within the framework of the "Best Student" educational program of the Armenian Relief Society, 105 students who took part in the 44-day Artsakh war were provided with financial assistance.

Armenian, Azerbaijani, Russian FMs' meeting to be held in Dushanbe

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan had a phone talk Friday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the Armenian foreign ministry said in a news release.

Psychological seminar held in Stepanakert

On April 29, Narine Abrahamyan, a psychologist at the National Center for Addictions Treatment, within the framework of the " Capacity Building for Social Workers in Artsakh" program funded by the Armenian Relief Fund organized a seminar on "Professional Burning" for psychologists and social workers.

Euro zone inflation hits record high of 7.5%

Inflation in the euro zone has hit a record high for the sixth consecutive month, sparking further questions over how the European Central Bank will react, CNBC reports.

Kazakhstan's president proposes holding referendum on constitutional amendments

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has proposed holding a referendum on amending the country’s constitution, Tass informs.

Armenia to provide additional 20 billion drams to Artsakh for housing projects

The Government of Armenia will provide an additional 20 billion drams to Artsakh for housing projects given the urgent needs of apartments in Artsakh, State Minister of Artsakh Artak Beglaryan announced after the meeting of Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.

The number one beneficiary of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement is the people of Artsakh. The meeting of the delegations led by the leaders of the Artsakh Republic and the Republic of Armenia took place in Yerevan

The number one beneficiary of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement is the people of Artsakh. The meeting of the delegations led by the leaders of the Artsakh Republic and the Republic of Armenia took place in Yerevan, the Presidential Office stated.

WhatsApp offering cashback rewards on payments in India

WhatsApp, the most popular smartphone app in India, is employing one of the most popular strategies that has proven to drive users in the world’s second largest market to a service: cash-back, TechCrunch reports.

Poland, Romania announce about holding military exercises

Poland and Romania have announced on April 28 about holding military exercises amid Russian special operations in Ukraine, Ria Novosti informed.

Blinken says US trying to prevent resumption of conflict by Azerbaijan, Armenia

During Thursday’s hearings at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was asked to comment on the situation around Artsakh, news.am informs.

Biden asks Congress for $33 billion in aid for Ukraine

President Joe Biden has asked Congress for $33 billion to fund both humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine through September, he said Thursday, CNBC reported, citing high-ranking officials of the US Presidential Administration.

Armenian Defense Minister visits frontline

Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan visited the military units located in the southern direction of the Republic, the defense ministry said.

Growing Congressional calls to zero-out U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan

A bipartisan group of 64 U.S. Representatives called on leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to stop military aid to Azerbaijan and allocate $150 million for Artsakh and Armenia to address the ongoing humanitarian and security crises caused by the Erdogan and Aliyev regimes, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Putin said civilians can exit Azovstal, this is no negotiations matter — Kremlin spokesman

Kremlin sees no negotiations matter in the situation around the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it already that civilians can exit the plant freely, while militants must lay down their arms, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday. He made this comment in response to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s remark that Kiev is ready for immediate negotiations on evacuation of people from Azovstal, Tass informs.

Conscripted serviceman dies from gunshot wound at military base

A conscripted serviceman died after sustaining a gunshot wound at a military base Thursday evening, the Armenian Ministry of Defense said.

Lukashenko Believes Other Former Soviet Republics May Also Join Union State

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko believes that the Union State of Belarus and Russia may attract other countries, TASS reports.

Principled disagreements over Karabakh status maintained between Armenia and Azerbaijan, says Russia

Russia has now focused its efforts on the formats that ensure real results in the Nagorno Karabakh issue, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing.

West encouraging Kiev to attack Russia with NATO-supplied weapons, says diplomat

Western countries are openly calling on Ukraine to attack Russian territory using the weapons they supply to Kiev, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday, Tass informs.

Next meeting of Armenia-Russia-Azerbaijan deputy prime ministerial working group to take place in near future- Zakharova

The next session of the Armenia-Russia-Azerbaijan deputy prime ministerial working group dealing with unblocking of transportation communications in the region will take place in the near future, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing.

Renovation of old churches planned in Artsakh

It is not planned to build new churches in Artsakh in the near future, but it is planned to renovate the old churches of the republic.

Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan convened a thematic press conference

On April 28, on the initiative of the Artsakh Press Club, the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, convened a thematic press conference dedicated to the Armenian historical and cultural monuments in the territories occupied by Azerbaijan.

Erdogan comments on Armenia-Turkey normalization

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on the normalization process between Armenia and Turkey during a meeting with representatives of national minorities in Turkey.

Finland Will Not Pay for Russian Gas in Rubles: Minister

Finland does not intend to agree with the Russia’s condition of paying for gas supplied from Russia in rubles, Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen told Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, TASS reports.

‘Never again’: Armenian Genocide commemorated in United States Capitol

Members of the US Congress, representatives of Washington DC's human rights, faith-based, and ethnic organizations, and the Armenian-American community gathered at the Capitol to honor the victims of Turkey's Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Syriac, Chaldeans, and Maronites from 1915-1923, ANCA reported.

Armenian Ombudsperson highlights increasing international presence in Artsakh

Human Rights Defender of Armenia Kristinne Grigoryan is in Paris on a working visit, her Office said.

Polish PGNiG confirms complete halt in gas supplies by Gazprom

Polish energy company PGNiG confirmed a complete halt in gas supplies by Gazprom under the Yamal contract, the company announced on Wednesday on its official website, Tass informs.

Possibilities of freight shipping from Mumbai port to Armenia discussed in India

Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan led a delegation to the city of Mumbai as part of his visit to India. Armenian businessmen accompanied the FM to the financial capital of India, the foreign ministry said.

France welcomes latest direct phone talk between Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs

France welcomes the recent direct phone call between the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers and their decision on convening a bilateral commission on border issues and launching talks on a peace treaty, the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Agricultural work being conducted in Kochoghot

In the Kochoghot community of Artsakh’s Martakert region these days agricultural work is being conducted.

A scientific-practical conference organized in the Artsakh State University

On April 27, a scientific-practical conference on "Priorities of psychological work in the field of education in modern conditions" was organized in the Artsakh State University.

Gazprom fully suspends gas supplies to Bulgaria, Poland due to failure to pay in rubles

Gazprom has fully suspended gas supplies to the Bulgarian company Bulgargaz and the Polish PGNiG due to their failure to pay in rubles in due time, the Russian holding said in a statement on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Artsakh Ombudsman’s report on Azerbaijani violations disseminated as official document in UN

The report of the Human Rights Defender of the Artsakh Republic "On the Violations of the Rights of Artsakh People by Azerbaijan in February - March 2022” was disseminated as an official document in the United Nations Organization (UN.

Turkey disgraces itself by denying the Genocide after Biden’s acknowledgment

Pres. Joe Biden issued a written statement on April 24, officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide for the second year in a row.

Armenia FM meets with India PM

On April 26, Armenia’s foreign minister Ararat Mirzoyan, who is on a working visit in India, attended—within the framework of the Raisina Dialogue conference—a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

EU to bring dependence on Russian energy to zero by 2027, says European Commissioner

The European Union intends to reduce its dependence on Russian oil and gas by two-thirds by the end of 2022 and bring it to zero by the end of 2027, European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni said in an interview with the Messaggero newspaper published on Tuesday when commenting on the RePower EU program announced in March.

US trying to push back on any unilateral actions particularly by Azerbaijan that would only inflame situation - Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken blamed Azerbaijan in actions that inflame the situation with regard to Nagorno Karabakh.

Poland Wants to Send Its Forces to Ukraine as NATO Peacekeepers: Lavrov

Statements made by Polish authorities clearly indicate Warsaw’s intent to send its forces to Ukraine under NATO peacekeeping flags, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Russian TV Monday, TASS reports.

Artsakh FM met with heads of parliamentary factions in the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh

On April 26, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan met with heads of parliamentary factions in the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh, Artsakh MFA stated.

President Arayik Harutyunyan met with officials of the judicial system of the Artsakh Republic

On April 26, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan met with responsible officials of the republic's judicial system, the Presidential Office stated.

The students of Stepanakert Children and Youth Sports School returned from the Armenian Basketball Championship with a victory

The final round of the Armenian basketball championship among 14-16-year old girls was held on April 18-24 in Yerevan.

China not interested in World War III, favors peace in Ukraine — Foreign Ministry

The Chinese authorities are not seeking World War III and are in favor of resolving the conflict in Ukraine through diplomacy, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Azerbaijan attempts final round of ethnic cleansing of Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh, MP warns PACE

Member of Parliament of Armenia, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of Foreign Relations and member of the Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Eduard Aghajanyan delivered a speech at the PACE spring session.

Artsakh FM, students of Armenian Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic School discuss Azerbaijani- Karabakh conflict

On April 26, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan received the delegation of students of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia headed by the School Director, Ambassador Vahe Gabriyelian, the Artsakh Foreign Ministry said in a news release.

Int’l community cannot demand Armenians of Artsakh to live under Azerbaijan’s rule – MP says at PACE

Member of Parliament of Armenia from the opposition “Armenia” faction Armen Gevorgyan delivered remarks at the PACE spring session, touching upon the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and Turkey’s denial of the Armenian Genocide.

Ukraine seeks $2 billion per month from US in emergency economic aid

A top Ukrainian official says the country is asking the Biden administration to provide at least $2 billion per month in emergency economic aid, arguing that failure to deliver the money could exacerbate the humanitarian crisis, The Washington Post reported.

A new water pipeline built in Karahunj

A 600-meter-long water pipeline has been built for the new district of the Karahunj community of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Putin, Guterres to meet in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday who will come to Moscow for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

European Union has to put pressure on Turkey to stop denying the Genocide – former Swedish MP

There is international pressure on the recognition of the Armenian genocide, but in order for more countries to recognize the Armenian genocide, more Armenians must work for it in their countries and put pressure on their governments,

Turkish MP calls for “facing history” over Armenian Genocide

Turkish Member of Parliament Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu from the HDP party issued a statement on the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

Zelensky says he discussed military and financial aid to Kiev with Austin and Blinken

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said after high-ranking US officials’ visit to Kiev that he had discussed with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin military and financial aid to Kiev from Washington, as well as increasing sanctions pressure against Russia, Tass informs.

Second meeting of 3+3 under preparation, says Russian foreign ministry

A Russian foreign ministry official said that preparations are underway to organize the second meeting of the 3+3 platform.

Uruguay’s Foreign Minister condemns Turkish FM for ultranationalist salute at Armenian demonstrators

Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo condemned Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s move in Montevideo where the latter tried to taunt Armenian demonstrators by flashing the ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves salute.

Fire breaks out at oil depot in Russia’s Bryansk

Oil storage tanks caught fire at an oil depot in Bryansk, TASS reported citing the regional government of Russia’s Bryansk.

The construction of a new regulating pool in Tsovategh being completed

The construction of a regulating pool in the Tsovategh community of Artsakh’s Martuni region is being completed.

A shooting competition held among the schoolchildren of the capital

On April 25, on the initiative of the Stepanakert Municipality, the city round of the shooting competition was held in Stepanakert School N1 after Khachatur Abovyan.

“I’m so proud that America recognizes the Armenian Genocide” – Kim Kardashian

Reality TV star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian issued a statement on the occasion of the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan held a phone call

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a phone call with Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia stated.

Blinken, Austin Hold Meeting with Zelensky in Kiev: TV

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin have arrived in Kiev and are holding talks with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, the Ukraina-24 television channel reported on Sunday, TASS reports.

Rep. Schiff: I will always stand with Armenia, Artsakh and Armenian community

U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff issued a statement on the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide marked on April 24.

PM Pashinyan congratulates France’s Macron on re-election

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan congratulated President of France Emmanuel Macron on his re-election.

US to allocate $713 million on military aid for Ukraine, 15 other countries — AP

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced during a visit to Kiev that Washington will allocate $713 million in military aid for Ukraine and 15 other European countries, The Associated Press reported on Sunday.

US President Joe Biden releases Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day statement

US President Joe Biden releases Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day statement

“Extremely incompetent” disinformation – Artsakh authorities on Azeri-generated fake news on evacuation

The authorities of Artsakh warned that the reports of the evacuation of the city of Stepanakert are fake news.

The end of the 1915 Genocide was set with the Shushi Massacre in 1920. Artsakh FM

The Armenian Genocide of 1915 did not end in the same year, its end was put by the Shushi Massacre in 1920.

Commemoration events dedicated to memory of Armenian Genocide innocent victims held in Stepanakert

On April 24, on the occasion of the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, hundreds of people visited Memorial Belfry built in memory of Armenian Genocide innocent victims in Artsakh to pay tribute to their memory.

US encourages parties to avoid hostile and threatening language – Ambassador Tracy on NK conflict

The United States is committed to seeking and supporting a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict as a Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group and as a friend and partner of Armenia, United States Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy told reporters at the Tsitsernakaberd memorial.

Arayik Harutyunyan paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide

On April 24, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan together with the third president of the republic Bako Sahakyan, Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan and high-ranking officials of the republic, visited the Stepanakert Memorial Complex and laid flowers to the monument perpetuating the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide.

France-Artsakh Friendship Circle calls for French recognition of Republic of Artsakh

The France-Artsakh Friendship Circle issued a statement on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, stressing that after the Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh and the crimes committed by the Baku regime, France – a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group – must immediately abandon its ineffective neutral policy and recognize the Republic of Artsakh based on international law.

Turkey and Azerbaijan still do not stop their criminal policy towards Armenians – Artsakh MFA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh issued a statement on the occasion of the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the ministry said.

For the sake of the memory of our holy martyrs, Artsakh should always be Armenian. Artsakh President

President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan addressed a message on the occasion of the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, his Office said.

"Wake up, Lao!" Torchlight procession dedicated to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide held in Stepanakert

A torchlight procession—on the eve of the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide—also took place in Artsakh, in the capital Stepanakert.

President Harutyunyan took part in the traditional torch-light procession dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims (video)

On April 23, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan together with the third President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan and Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan took part in the traditional torch-light procession dedicated to the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

An exhibition dedicated to the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide held in Stepanakert

An exhibition dedicated to the memory of victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide was organized on Saturday at the Artsakh State Museum of History and Geography.

Putin to receive UN Secretary-General in Moscow on April 26 — Kremlin spokesman

Russian President Vladimir Putin will receive UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who will arrive in Moscow on April 26 for talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said, Tass informs.

UN chief to visit Ukraine on April 28

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres will make a visit to Ukraine on April 28, as Tass informs, his office said in a statement.

For 3 thousand years Artsakh has had only Armenian overwhelming majority. State Minister of Artsakh responds to Aliyev

Ilham Aliyev made new falsifications of historical facts, for this time – on the demography of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region, Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan wrote on his Facebook page.

Palais du Pharo of Marseille lit up in Armenian flag colors in memory of genocide victims

The Palais du Pharo of Marseille, France was illuminated in the Armenian flag colors in memory of the Armenian Genocide victims.

Skills training for Artsakh War participants to be held in Stepanakert

Within the framework of the "New Page" project of the "Human Resources Association" NGO operating in the Republic of Armenia, a skills training on "Negotiations, Communication, Leadership" will be organized in Stepanakert, the capital of the Republic of Artsakh.

Artsakh President signs decree on events to be held on April 23 and 24

On 22 April, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on making an amendment to the decree “On Temporary Restrictions on Rights and Freedoms in the State of Martial Law.”

Armenian Prime Minister calls for increased effectiveness of Russian peacekeeping operations in Nagorno Karabakh

The contribution of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno Karabakh is undeniable, but on the other hand in several episodes the need for raising the effectives of their activity is seen, PM Nikol Pashinyan said at the Cabinet meeting.

Crisis in Ukraine Shows US Sanctions Are "Bankrupt": Chinese Foreign Ministry

The current situation around the crisis in Ukraine has demonstrated the "bankruptcy of sanctions" and other restrictive measures, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a news briefing on Thursday, TASS reports.

Russia sanctions Kamala Harris, Mark Zuckerberg

Russia banned Vice President Kamala Harris, other top U.S. officials, chief executives and journalists from entering the country, citing the expanding list of anti-Russian sanctions under the Biden administration, WSJ reports.

International conference on Armenian Genocide to be organized in Moscow

For many years the Union of Armenians of Russia, with support from the Moscow government, is organizing a number of events on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

US doubts effectiveness of European embargo on Russian energy

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen questioned the effectiveness of a European ban on Russian oil and gas imports, warning that it could have unintended economic consequences for the US and its Western allies, Fox News reports.

US continues to threaten China with sanctions, fearing its support for Russia

The United States continues to threaten China with sanctions, fearing its support for Russia. US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman reiterated the possibility of sanctions against Beijing if it offers material support to Russia, news.am informs, citing Bloomberg.

Macron expresses his readiness to go to Kyiv

French President Emmanuel Macron is ready to travel to Kyiv again, but this visit will be possible when he can contribute to progress in the settlement, French Cabinet spokesman Gabriel Attal said,Tass informs.

U.S. city of Southfield proclaims April 24 Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

The City of Southfield of the U.S. state of Michigan proclaimed April 24th as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, the Armenian National Committee of Michigan reported.

Square in Nimes, France renamed in honor of Armenian Genocide victims

A square and cross-stone in honor of the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims were inaugurated in the central part of the city of Nimes, France.

China demonstrates YJ-21 supersonic anti-ship missile

Beijing has demonstrated the new YJ-21 supersonic anti-ship missile for the first time ahead of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy, The South China Morning Post reported on Thursday, news.am informs.

India refuses to accept Japanese plane with aid for Ukraine

India has denied authorizing the entry of a Japanese transport plane to collect aid supplies for Ukrainian refugees, a lawmaker said Thursday, derailing Tokyo's plan for the flight later this month.

G7 to increase pressure on Russia due to situation in Ukraine, says statement

G7 countries will sustain and increase their pressure on Russia due to the situation in Ukraine, according to a statement released following a meeting of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Washington on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Zelensky Says He Has Not Seen Moscow’s Latest Settlement Proposals Sent to Kiev

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has said that he has not seen Moscow’s draft document on a settlement of relations handed to Kiev earlier. He was speaking at a news conference with the European Council’s President Charles Michel, TASS reports.

China Guarantees Supplies of Russian Products to Its Market: Ambassador in Moscow

Demand for Russian goods in China is growing, China is ready to guarantee uninterrupted supplies of Russian products to its market, Chinese Ambassador in Moscow Zhang Hanhui said at a meeting of the parliamentary group for relations with the Chinese Parliament in the State Duma, lower house of the Russian parliament, TASS reports.

The premiere of "Homeland" game-competition took place in Stepanakert

On April 21, the Stepanakert Culture and Youth Palace organized the premiere of a game-competition entitled "Homeland".

Russia takes full control of Mariupol –Shoygu

Russian Defense Minister Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin about the capture of Mariupol, TASS reported.

US Treasury informs about visa restrictions for more than 600 Russians

The US Department of State introduced visa restrictions in respect of more than 600 Russians, the US Department of Treasury said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Russia to end special operation after removing threats due to Ukraine capturing by NATO

Russia’s special military operation will end when threats related to Ukraine's capturing by NATO are eliminated, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's second CIS department Alexey Polishchuk said in an interview with TASS.

London court issues order for WikiLeaks founder Assange’s extradition to US

London's Westminster Magistrates' Court has issued an order for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring announced at a brief hearing on Wednesday.

Armenia, China express readiness to deepen relations

Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan of Armenia on Wednesday held a phone conversation with FM Wang Yi of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed.

Reconstruction of the 2nd building of the former dormitory at Stepanakert’s Alexandr Manukian Street continues

The reconstruction of the 2nd building of the former dormitory at Stepanakert’s Alexandr Manukian Street continues.

New infrastructure routes to contribute to peace and stability in South Caucasus – Russian PM

Russia is specially focused on the agreements reached by the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia regarding the unblocking of economic and transport connections in South Caucasus, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

UK refuses to rescue its mercenaries in Ukraine, Russian diplomat says

The UK leadership refused to assist in releasing British mercenaries captured in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Sputnik radio station on Wednesday, TASS reported.

PM Mishustin calls for more active use of national currencies in Russia-Armenia trade

During his meeting in Moscow with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia, PM Mikhail Mishustin of Russia called for more active use of national currencies in trade, news.am informs.

Israel ready to host possible Putin-Zelensky meeting

Israel confirms its readiness to host a possible meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Vladimir Zelensky of Ukraine, Israeli Ambassador to Russia Alexander Ben Zvi said in an interview with TASS.

Russian diplomat calls for probe into fake news about potential use of nukes in Ukraine

Russian law enforcement should investigate misinformation being spread about the country’s potential use of nuclear arms, said Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, commenting on an extract from Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview on nuclear arms, that was misinterpreted by a number of channels on Telegram, Tass informs.

Lecture on "Information Security" held in Artsakh's Sos community

On April 20, on the initiative of the Youth Affairs Department of the Ministry of Education,Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh, within the framework of the "Youth Events in the Border Settlements of the Artsakh Republic" program, a complex program of events was organized in the secondary school after Hayk Hakobyan in the Sos community of Artsakh’s Martuni region. The program included a lecture on "Information Security", national dance and game training.

Armenian, Russian Deputy PMs discuss bilateral trade-economic cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan met with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk in Moscow, the Armenian government’s press service said.

Australian-Armenian community to hold marches for justice on Genocide Remembrance Day

The Armenian community in Australia will hold a march for justice on April 24 – the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, in the Sydney and Melbourne Squares. The marches will be held jointly with the representatives of the Greek and Assyrian communities.

Diplomat calls out West for using Ukrainians as ‘cannon fodder’ against Russia

The West is using Ukrainians as cannon fodder in its proxy war against Russia, Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Armenian PM, Russian President sum up the results of the meeting with a joint statement

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and Russian President Vladimir Putin summed up the results of the meeting held within the framework of the Prime Minister's official visit, the Office of the Prime Minister stated.

Putin accepts Pashinyan’s invitation to visit Armenia this year

Russian President Vladimir Putin received the invitation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to visit Armenia in the second half of the year, in connection with the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council.

Pashinyan speaks about raising the effectiveness of Russian peacekeepers ia meeting with Putin

Russia is Armenia's strategic partner, the two countries effectively cooperate in the Eurasian Economic Union, the CIS, the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Many issues still remain over Karabakh – Putin tells Pashinyan

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated that there are still many issues over Nagorno Karabakh, the correspondent of Armenpress informs Putin said during the meeting with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, who is on a two-day official visit to the Russian Federation.

US remains committed to promoting peaceful, prosperous future for South Caucasus

The United States remains committed to promoting a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous future for the South Caucasus region, Department of State spokesperson Ned Price told a press briefing on Monday.

Pashinyan-Putin meeting underway in Moscow

The meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Russian President Vladimir Putin started in Moscow, Armenpress reports from the Russian capital.

Zelensky gave EU completed questionnaire to join EU — Ukraine’s presidential office

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky gave the head of the EU delegation in Kiev a completed questionnaire, which is a step for Ukraine to get the status of a candidate for EU membership, the Ukrainian presidential office said on Monday, Tass informs.

"Artsvik" military games kicked off in Stepanakert

On 19 April, on the initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Artsakh Republic, the “ Artsvik” military games have kicked off in Stepanakert.

Greece seizes Russian-flagged tanker with 19 crew members on board due to EU sanctions

The Greek authorities have seized the Russian-flagged Pegas tanker with 19 Russian sailors on board near the island of Karystos in Evia, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Russia begins another stage of special military operation in Ukraine, says Lavrov

Russia begins another stage of its special military operation in Ukraine to liberate the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR respectively), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Japan to supply Ukraine with chemical protection equipment and drones

The Japanese government will supply Ukraine with suits and masks that protect against chemical weapons, as well as drones. The Japanese Defense Ministry announced this on Tuesday.

Biden to discuss Ukraine with US allies and partners

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday will discuss with the leaders of countries that are allies and partners of the United States, measures aimed at supporting Ukraine and countering Russia's armed invasion., news.am informs.

Package of documents to be signed during PM Pashinyan’s Russia visit – Kremlin

A package of bilateral documents is planned to be signed during the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s official visit to Russia, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti.

Situation in Russian economy, ruble’s exchange rate stabilizing, says Putin

The situation in the Russian economy is stabilizing, while the ruble’s exchange rate is returning to the levels of early February, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting on economic issues on Monday, Tass informs.

Representatives of the Republic of Artsakh Extra-Parliamentary Forces Received at the National Assembly

Today, April 19, the Republic of Artsakh NA President, Artur Tovmasyan, together with the heads of the factions received the Extra-Parliamentary Forces participating in the March 31, 2020 Parliamentary Elections in Artsakh - "National Renaissance Party", "Generation of Independence Party", "Artsakh Communist Party", "Artsakh Revolutionary Party", "Artsakh Conservative Party", "United Armenia Party", "Tomorrow Artsakh" parties, the press service of Artsakh NA stated.

Armenian Prime Minister arrives in Russia on two-day official visit

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Russia on a two-day official visit.

Google says it didn’t change Google Maps to disclose Russian military locations

The US-based company Google didn’t change its Google Maps service to disclose Russia’s military and strategic sites, a company spokesman told TASS.

PM Pashinyan holds phone conversation with EU's Charles Michel

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a telephone conversation with President of the European Council Charles Michel, informed the Office of the Prime Minister.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to meet with President Putin during official visit to Russia

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will visit Russia on April 19 for a two-day official trip.

Co-Chair Schofer says US remains committed to its mandate assumed within OSCE Minsk Group

Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan received today the United States Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Andrew Schofer, the Office of the Security Council said in a news release.

Peskov says dynamics of talks with Kyiv leaves much to be desired

The dynamics of progress in Russian-Ukrainian negotiations leave much to be desired, said Russian presidents' spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, news.am informs, citing TASS.

Armenia FM receives OSCE Minsk Group US Co-Chair

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a meeting on April 18 with Ambassador Andrew Schofer, the United States Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the foreign ministry spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said on social media.

EU seeks recovery of funds from French election candidate Le Pen

The European Parliament said Sunday it will try to recover money owed by Marine Le Pen over fraud allegations as the far-right leader prepares to face President Emmanuel Macron in France's unpredictably close election run-off, Agence France-Presse reported.

Hoping to find the lost...A story of a family

Before the 44-day war, 83-year-old Zoya Tsatryan lived with her small family in the village of Karin Tak in the Shushi region of the Republic of Artsakh.

Ukraine crisis is blocking grain exports, UN chief say

The Ukraine crisis could plunge more than one fifth of humanity, or up to 1.7 billion people, into poverty and hunger, according to the UN Secretary-General, as news.am informs, Asian News International reported.

Medvedev warns that Russia’s default may entail Europe’s default

Russia’s foreign payments default may entail hyperinflation in Europe and its own default, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday, Tass informs.

A feast of traditional dishes dedicated to Easter organized in Berdashen

Today, at Easter, a festival of traditional Armenian dishes was organized in the territory of the monument of the Berdashen community of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Azerbaijani forces entirely withdrawn to initial positions near Seysulan, Artsakh

As we have already informed, on April 15, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces penetrated into the neutral zone of the line of contact near the settlement of Seysulan in the Martakert region. In particular, the enemy had advanced a certain amount of manpower, trying to improve its position in the neutral zone, the Artsakh InfoCenter informs.

Russia expels 18 diplomats from EU's Moscow mission

Russia on Friday expelled 18 European Union diplomats in retaliation for Brussels' decision to declare 19 Russians personae non gratae earlier this month, Reuters reported.

US believes that Ukraine war could continue until end of 2022

Secretary of State Antony Blinken told European allies that the United States believes the Russian war in Ukraine could last through the end of 2022, two European officials told CNN, news.am informs.

Finland 'highly likely' to join NATO

Finland is "highly likely" to join NATO following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, its Europe minister has told Sky News, the latter reported.

Russian Guards destroy group of Ukrainian nationalists, military equipment

Helicopters of the Russian Guards have destroyed a group of Ukrainian nationalists and military equipment on the enemy territory, the press service of the Russian Guards told TASS.

Azerbaijani troops agreed to return to their starting positions

On April 15, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces penetrated into the neutral zone of the interpositional area of ​​the line of contact near the settlement of Seysulan of the Martakert region, Artsakh Information Center informs.

Azerbaijan violates line of contact in Artsakh – Russian MoD

A confirmed violation of the line of conact in Martakert region of Artsakh has been recorded, the Defense Ministry of Russia said.

Moscow views eliminating Ukrainian nationalist battalions as priority task, says Kremlin

Moscow views eliminating nationalist battalions in Ukraine as a top priority task, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

Russia official, Azerbaijan envoy confer about implementation of trilateral agreements with Armenia

Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko of Russia received Ambassador Polad Bulbuloglu Azerbaijan, according to the Russian foreign ministry, news.am informs.

FMs Lavrov, Mirzoyan discuss PM Pashinyan's upcoming visit to Russia

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a telephone conversation today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.

Memorandum of cooperation signed between the Center for Caucasus Studies and the Center for Strategic Studies of Stepanakert Mesrop Mashtots University

On April 15, a memorandum of cooperation has been signed between the Center for Caucasus Studies and the Center for Strategic Studies of the Mesrop Mashtots University of Stepanakert.

Armenian School Vandalized in Istanbul

The gate to an Armenian school in Istanbul, Turkey was vandalized with a swastika, Massis Post reported.

Arayik Harutyunyan visited the newly-opened “LilMed” Private Medical Center

On April 15, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited "LilMed" Private Medical Center recently opened in Stepanakert which provides a full outpatient polyclinic service, the Presidential Office stated.

“Any solution that would lead to exodus of Armenians from Artsakh cannot be acceptable for the Republic of Armenia” – MP

Any solution to the Artsakh issue that would result in the exodus of Armenians from Artsakh cannot be acceptable for Armenia, Member of Parliament from the ruling Civil Contract bloc Eduard Aghajanyan told reporters.

Visit of US delegation to Taiwan undermines China-US relations, Chinese top brass says

A recent visit of US congressmen to Taiwan undermines the political foundation of Chinese-US relations, the Friday statement by Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesman Wu Qian said.

Armenia offers Turkey to open border for diplomatic passport holders as first step, but Ankara is delaying

The next meeting of the special representatives of Armenia and Turkey for normalization could take place in Vienna, the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said in response to a query from Armenpress.

Rules for publishing or disseminating information during the legal regime of martial law declared in the territory of the Artsakh Republic have been established by the decree of the President

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on establishing rules for publishing or disseminating information during the legal regime of martial law declared in the territory of the Artsakh Republic.

Armenian Church marks Good Friday

The week leading up to Easter or Holy Resurrection is called Holy Week (in Armenian Avak Shabat). During this period, the Armenian Apostolic Church marks the most important events of Our Lord Jesus Christ’s earthly life – his entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), his last supper, betrayal, crucifixion, entombment and triumphant resurrection.

Putin never refused to meet Zelensky, but ‘a document’ needs to be drafted — Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has never refused in principle to hold a meeting with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, but a document must be drafted before such meeting can be arranged, Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, Tass informs.

Armenia offers Turkey to open border for diplomatic passport holders as first step, but Ankara is delaying

The next meeting of the special representatives of Armenia and Turkey for normalization could take place in Vienna, the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said in response to a query from Armenpress.

United States stands ready to help Armenia and Azerbaijan find long-term comprehensive peace – State Department

The United States continues to encourage further peace negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan and stands ready to engage bilaterally and with likeminded partners, including through the role as an OSCE Minsk group co-chair to help the countries find a long-term comprehensive peace, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said at a press briefing.

All defense programs must be synchronized with functions of Russian peacekeeping contingent – President of Artsakh

On 14 April President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the Ministry of Defense of Artsakh and met with the senior command staff of the Defense Army, the Presidential Office stated.

President Arayik Harutyunyan met with second and third presidents of the Artsakh Republic Arkadi Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan  

On April 14, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan met with second and third presidents of the Artsakh Republic Arkadi Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan, the Presidential Office stated.

Artsakh cannot be a part of Azerbaijan with any status. Artak Beglaryan

Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan has responded to Ilham Aliyev's new statements and fake claims over Artsakh.

Supporting Kiev is culmination of West's Russophobic course — Lavrov

The unconditional support of the Ukrainian authorities by Washington and Brussels has become the culmination of the West's Russophobic course, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday at the Digital International Relations - 2022 conference at MGIMO.

Training program for museum employees started in Stepanakert

Today on April 14, the training program for museum employees launched at the Stepanakert Culture and Youth Palace.

'It wasn’t up to us to decide whether or not the war would have taken place' –Pashinyan

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced today in the Parliament that it wasn’t up to the leadership of Armenia to decide whether or not the war would have taken place.

People of Karabakh must have rights, freedoms and status in Karabakh – Armenian PM

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan made some clarifications today over his statements made in the Parliament on April 13 while presenting the results of the performance of the government’s action plan.

Artsakh National Assembly to convene special session

Artsakh National Assembly Chairman Artur Tovmasyan held a working consultation with the NA faction leaders and staff officials.

A new apartment building being built at Stepanakert Arakelyan Street

A new apartment building is being constructed at Stepanakert Arakelyan Street.

Armenian Ambassador, Russian State Duma member discuss development of inter- parliamentary cooperation

Ambassador of Armenia to Russia Vagharshak Harutyunyan met in the State Duma with first deputy chair of the Committee on Issues of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Integration and Contacts with Fellow Countryman, Kazbek Tasyaev, the Armenian Embassy reported.

Armenian community of France to hold Genocide commemoration events on April 24

Commemoration events will be held in France on April 24 – the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, at the initiative of the Armenian community.

Australia imposes sanctions against 14 Russian companies and organizations

Australia’s government has imposed economic sanctions against 14 Russian companies and organizations over the situation in Ukraine, Australia’s Department of Home Affairs said on Thursday, Tass informs.

Russia assured entry of Armenian MPs to Artsakh was not allowed for avoiding provocations – FM Mirzoyan

After the incident when a group of members of the Armenian Parliament were not allowed to enter Artsakh, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia contacted the authorities of Artsakh and the Russian Federation, Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said during the Q&A session in the Parliament, asked what measures have been taken to avoid such incidents in the future.

"Bringing the world to Artsakh". New program launches

The Tufenkian Charitable Foundation launches a new program "Bringing the world to Artsakh".

Macron says he plans to talk to Putin, Zelensky again in coming days

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday on the France 2 TV channel that he planned to hold new telephone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in the coming days, TASS reported.

Jeyhun Bayramov speaks on constructive talks with Ararat Mirzoyan

The phone talks with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan was constructive, said the Azerbaijani FM Jeyhun Bayramov, news.am informs, citing haqqin.az.

PM says current steps aimed at withstanding possible large-scale attack are insufficient

The shortcomings during the 44-day war haven’t been entirely studied, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in parliament in response to MP Hovik Azaryan’s question whether or not the wartime flaws were efficiently studied and whether or not the government is properly getting ready to a possible large-scale war.

Azerbaijan tries to bring the process to deadlock – PM Pashinyan

In Brussels, the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan were tasked to start preparations for the future peace treaty and initiate talks and contacts on this direction. After this statement was announced, we were criticized that we in fact abandoned the idea of holding negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said during the Q&A session in the Parliament today.

We will adhere to the struggle for independence based on the right of peoples to self-determination. President Harutyunyan held a meeting in Martakert

On April 12, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan met in the town of Martakert with the officials of the regional administration, community heads and active representatives of the population, the Presidential Office stated.

Kremlin says all statements by Kiev need to be double checked

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said Ukraine stoops to intricate ways of creating a fake reality and that requires double checking all statements published by Kiev.

Status is not a goal, but measure to ensure security and rights of Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh – Pashinyan

Armenia has numerously announced its readiness to start the process of a peace treaty, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in parliament.

Armenian community representatives expected to meet with Macron

The representatives of the Armenian community of France are expected to meet with President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the second round of the French presidential election, Co-Chair of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France, member of the ARF Bureau, Murad Papazian.

Scorpion: Armenian company makes lethal UGV capable of replacing soldiers on battlefield

A family-run Armenian robotics company has rolled out its new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV): a military-grade, universal, remote-controlled, all-terrain fighting machine designed to engage in battle, or as its maker says to “substitute a soldier on the battlefield”.

Putin assures Russia can never be isolated, nor will it ever shrink into isolation

Russia is not going to seal itself off from the rest of the world and it is ready to cooperate with all its partners who wish to do so, Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained, Tass informs.

Decision on rescheduling the working day

Based on the laws "On the Holidays and Memorable Days of the Artsakh Republic" and "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations" the Artsakh Republic Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision to shift the working day of Monday, April 18, 2022 to Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Armenia, Russia agree to create joint portfolio of investment programs

Armenia’s Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan and his deputy Narek Teryan are in Russia since April 10 on a three-day visit. During the visit the Armenian delegation was hosted by Russia’s Deputy Minister of Economic Development Dmitry Volvach, the Armenian ministry said in a news release.

The consecration ceremony of the central altar icon took place in Holy Mother of God Cathedral in Stepanakert

On April 12, the consecration and hanging ceremony of a new icon with the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the central altar took place in Holy Mother of God Cathedral in Stepanakert by Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan.

There is an agricultural fuss in Khachmach. Head of Community

The main direction of employment of the residents of the Khachmach community of Artsakh’s Askeran region is agriculture. There are many residents who grow grain crops.

Hoping to find the lost..The story of a family

Due to the recent war unleashed by Azerbaijan in 2020,the Martirosyan family was displaced from the Aknaghbyur community of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

President Harutyunyan met in Askeran with responsible officials of the region

On April 12, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan held a meeting in Askeran with responsible officials of the region, community heads and local residents, the Presidential Office stated.

Lebanon’s Armenian community to hold march in Beirut on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Despite the current economic crisis and complex situation in Lebanon, the local Armenian community is going to hold a big march on April 24 – the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

Armen Pambukhchyan appointed Minister of Emergency Situations

President of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan signed a decree appointing Armen Pambukhchyan as Minister of Emergency Situations upon the advice of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the presidency said.

Armenia temporarily bans Kinder chocolate imports from Germany over international reports of salmonella cases

The Armenian Food Safety Inspection Agency ordered a temporary ban on imports of Kinder chocolate products from Germany after studying reports from European countries linking the chocolate to salmonella cases.

Devotion is immortality... Mikael Arzumanyan

During the 44-day war in Artsakh, many Armenians stood up for the protection of the homeland. Mikael Arzumanyan was one of them.

Armenian FM, French Co-Chair highlight OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship’s role in NK conflict settlement process

During their meeting in Yerevan today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan and the French Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Brice Roquefeuil highlighted the role of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship in the settlement process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict within its mandate, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a news release.

Armenian FM receives French Co-Chair of OSCE Minsk Group

On April 11, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan received French Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Brice Roquefeuil, the spokesperson of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Vahan Hunanyan said in a statement on social media.

South Korean defense minister refuses to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

South Korea’s Defense Minister Suh Wook reiterated that he considered the deliveries of lethal weapons to Ukraine problematic during the April 8 phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Alexey Reznikov, Korean Defense Ministry Spokesperson Boo Seung-chan said, TASS reported.

The residents of Emishchan continue to create, hoping for lasting peace

In the community of Emishchan of Artsakh’s Martuni region, the residents continue creating, waiting for the establishment of lasting peace.

A new head of community elected in Berdashen

The results of the snap election for the head of the Berdashen community of Martuni region of the Artsakh Republic have been summed up.

Sweden, Finland may join NATO in summer — Times

Sweden and Finland may join NATO as early as this summer, the Times newspaper reported citing its sources.

Armenia perceived in Russia as allied, brotherly country: Interview with Ambassador Sergei Kopyrkin

Over the past 30 years the relations between Armenia and Russia have taken on the character of relations between two independent, sovereign states, but as they are based on firm grounds, rich historical contacts, the Armenian-Russian relations have remained brotherly and allied, strengthening and adapting to new realities.

Macron leads first round of French election, to face Le Pen in run-off

French President Emmanuel Macron will face the far right’s Marine Le Pen in a presidential run-off on April 24 after leading the first round on Sunday with 27.4% of the vote to Le Pen's 24.1%, FRANCE 24 reported citing the Interior Ministry.

Chairman of the CEC visits the polling stations of the Martuni region

Snap elections to self-government bodies are being held today, on April 10, in Berdashen (the head of the community), Norshen, Tsovategh, Sos, Varanda (the community council members) communities of Martuni region, and Aknaberd (the community council members) community of Shahumyan region of the Artsakh Republic, informs the press service of CEC of Artsakh.

A number of communities in Martuni elect council members

Snap elections are being held today, on April 10, in Norshen, Tsovategh, Sos, Varanda (the community council members) communities of Martuni region, and Aknaberd (the community council members) community of Shahumyan region of the Artsakh Republic, informs the press service of CEC of Artsakh.

Berdashen elects head of community

Snap election for the head of the community is being held today, on April 10, in Berdashen.

UK cancels export restrictions on defense products to Turkey, Canada could follow suit

The UK has canceled the export restrictions on defense products to Turkey. The statement came from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, adding that Canada is also considering easing this ban, news.am informs.

Biden signs 2 bills to impose additional sanctions on Russia, Belarus

President Joe Biden on Friday signed two bills levying further US sanctions on Russia and Belarus, the White House announced, CNN reported.

US authorities expand export restrictions for Russia and Belarus

The US Administration made a decision to expand the export restrictions for Russia and Belarus, according to a notification published by the US Department of Commerce in the Federal Register Friday, Tass informs.

Unprecedented sanctions against Russia to collapse international institutions — Medvedev

The current unprecedented sanctions against Russia will cause further collapse of all international institutions, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said, Tass informs.

Russian peacekeepers deal with Parukh incident, clarifications needed – FM Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the March 24 incursion of the Azerbaijani armed forces into Parukh village of the Republic of Artsakh, stating that the Russian peacekeepers are examining all the circumstances of the incident.

Armenian FM highlights importance of complete work of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan discussed with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov the development of cooperation in defense, military-political and military-technical field, as well as the situation in the South Caucasus, in and around Nagorno Karabakh.

Monument of Armenian-Russian friendship to be installed in Yerevan

A monument of Armenian-Russian friendship is expected to be installed in Yerevan this year, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov said during a joint press conference with Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan in Moscow.

United States underscores support for negotiations towards peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict

United States Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy met with Members of Parliament from the ruling Civil Contract faction, the United States Embassy said in a press release.

The Republic’s President chaired a regular sitting of the Security Council

On April 8, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan chaired a regular sitting of the Security Council, the Presidential Office stated.

Ukrainian crisis caused by imbalance in European security system — Chinese top diplomat

An imbalance in Europe’s current security system is one of the main reasons behind the Ukrainian crisis, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a telephone conversation with French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

‘I am confident effective activity of peacekeepers in Nagorno Karabakh will contribute to stability’ – Armenian FM

Russia played a significant role in the cessation of fire and military operations in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan said during the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

Russia suspended from UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday suspended Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council over reports of "gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights" in Ukraine, prompting Moscow to announce it was quitting the body, Reuters reported.

Macron says Ukrainian conflict unlikely to end soon

The conflict in Ukraine will not end soon, French President Emmanuel Macron told the RTL radio station on Friday, TASS reported.

Russia vows continuous support to ally Armenia in strengthening defensibility, border protection

From positions of a key ally Russia will continue to help Armenia in strengthening its defensibility and border protection, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in Moscow.

Cultivation of the land as a way to develop the village. The village of Karmir

The main occupation of the population of the community of Karmir village of Artsakh’s Askeran region is cattle breeding, grain cultivation and gardening.

Armenian and Russian FMs hold meeting in Moscow

The visit of Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan to Moscow kicked off, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said.

OSCE Chairmanship welcomes Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting

The OSCE Chairmanship welcomed the April 6 meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels.

Armenian humanitarian mission delivers 4 tons of medical supplies to Aleppo’s hospitals

The 9th group of the humanitarian mission of Armenia delivered 4 tons of medical and healthcare items to Aleppo’s hospitals on April 7 in cooperation with the Embassy of Armenia in Syria, the Humanitarian Demining and Expert Center of Armenia said.

Post-war social crisis alleviated, proper living conditions in place. Minister

46,000 people were displaced in the 2020 war in Artsakh, and over 25,628 of them have returned. Housing and employment are the top issues for them and the Artsakh Ministry of Social Development and Migration is working to resolve the problems.

Armenian Foreign Minister to visit Moscow

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan will pay a working visit to Russian tomorrow, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said on his Facebook page.

“Crucial efforts and progress made between Armenia and Azerbaijan” – Josep Borrell

Crucial efforts and progress were made between Armenia and Azerbaijan to work towards lasting peace and a stable and secure South Caucasus, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the EU Commission Josep Borrell said in a tweet referring to the EU-mediated meeting between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

Yemen president cedes his powers to Presidential Council

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has ceded his powers to the presidential council, which was supported by Saudi Arabia. This removed some of the obstacles to the UN efforts to restart negotiations to end the seven-year war, reports Reuters.

Moscow welcomes decision of Armenia and Azerbaijan to re-launch process of peace talks

Russia is positively assessing the decision of the Armenian and Azerbaijani authorities on re-launching peace talks, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters about this.

Events in Ukraine ushered in new historical era, says Lukashenko

A whole historical era came to an end with the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine. A new "watershed" is emerging between the East and the West, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting of the Security Council on Thursday, Tass informs.

US sends 100 ‘kamikaze’ UAVs to Ukraine

A small number of Ukrainian soldiers already in the United States have been trained on how to use the Switchblade tactical drones as the U.S. military sends more of the vehicle-destroying weapons to the ex-Soviet country, the Pentagon’s top spokesperson said Wednesday, The Hill reported.

Armenian products to be presented at exhibition in California

The International Business Support Council, the Armenian American Business Council and the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America will implement a project titled “America-Armenia Business Bridge” in California on May 2-9 under the auspices of the Consulate General of Armenia in Los Angeles, the Consulate said in a statement on social media.

The Armenian side did not open fire on the Azerbaijani army. MOD

The statement issued by the Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Azerbaijan that on Wednesday evening the units of the Armenian Armed Forces fired on the Azerbaijani military positions located in the northeastern border of Armenia does not correspond to reality.

Statement of European Council President Charles Michel after the Second Trilateral Meeting with PM Pashinyan and Aliyev

European Council President Charles Michel released a statement following the Second Trilateral Meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels.

President Harutyunyan addresses message on Motherhood and Beauty Day

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan addressed a congratulatory message in connection with the Motherhood and Beauty Day, the Presidential Office said.

Armenian Church celebrates Annunciation to the Virgin Mary

The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates one of its greatest feasts – the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary – on April 7, Qahana.am reports.

Trilateral meeting between Nikol Pashinyan, Charles Michel and Ilham Aliyev takes place in Brussels

The trilateral meeting between the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev took place in Brussels, informed the Office of the Prime Minister.

43 European Parliament members send letter to European Council President ahead of Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting

On the initiative of the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) François-Xavier Bellamy and Loucas Fourlas, 43 MEPs from all the major political groups addressed a letter to President of the European Council Charles Michel and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell, ahead of the Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting in Brussels, reported the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD).

Armenian Defense Minister receives Head of CoE Armenia Office

Minister of Defense of Armenia Suren Papikyan received today Martina Schmidt, Head of the Council of Europe’s Office in Yerevan, the ministry said in a news release.

Junior Eurovision 2022 to be held on 11 December in Yerevan, Armenia

The European Broadcasting Union confirmed that the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be held in Armenia on Sunday 11 December. The date chosen is no coincidence, as it avoids coinciding with the final of the World Cup in Qatar, ESC Plus reported.

The "Sister Schools" program as an ideological impulse to create a united homeland. The first stage of the initiative took place

The first stage of the Artsakh-Diaspora "Sister Schools" program has taken place.

What are the expectations from the Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting? Interview with the Speaker of Artsakh National Assembly Arthur Tovmasyan

I do not think that during today's Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting in Brussels any document on the status of Artsakh will be signed.

Renowned Russia politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky dies aged 75

Member of the Russian State Duma, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky passed away, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said.

Ardashes Kassakhian selected as Glendale Mayor

Glendale City Council Member Ardashes “Ardy” Kassakhian was selected as the City’s Mayor by fellow councilmembers on Tuesday, Asbarez reported.

New Zealand to impose 35% customs duty on all Russia imports

Duties of 35% will be imposed on the import of all goods from Russia to New Zealand due to a special operation in Ukraine. Information about this is given in a joint statement by Foreign Minister Nanaya Mahuta and Minister of Commerce Damien O’Connor, Oops Top reported.

U.S. sanctions failed, claims Russian Duma Speaker

The Speaker of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin claims that the US sanctions against Russia not only failed to dismantle the Russian banking system but are actually harming US citizens.

Nikol Pashinyan congratulates Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang on Armenia-China 30 years of diplomatic ties

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent congratulatory messages to the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping and the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and China, the Prime Minister’s Office reported.

Additional US sanctions to include ban on investment in Russia — White House

Additional US sanctions will include, among other things, a ban on investments in Russia and will be designed to weaken the key instruments of the Russian government, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, Tass informs.

Blinken expresses his encouragement for Armenia-Azerbaijan peace negotiations

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a telephonic conversation Tuesday with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, according to a press release attributable to spokesperson Ned Price of the US Department of State.

N.Korea says it will strike with nuclear weapons if South attacks

North Korea opposes war but would use nuclear weapons if South Korea attacked, Kim Yo Jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong Un, said on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Germany not ready to impose immediate embargo on Russia energy

Following the tragic events in the suburbs of Kyiv, German politicians are actively discussing the possibility of imposing an immediate embargo on energy supplies from Russia, Deutsche Welle reported.

US Ambassador meets with relatives of captured Armenian servicemen

Ambassador of the United States to Armenia Lynne Tracy met with relatives of Armenian servicemen who were captured in 2020 and 2021, the Embassy said in a news release.

US to announce new sanctions on Russia this week

The United States will announce new sanctions against Russia this week, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said at Monday’s White House press briefing, news.am informs.

Gabriel Sargsyan is half point behind leader

Armenian Grandmaster Gabriel Sargsyan (Armenia) and Croatian Ivan Saric played a draw in the ninth round of the European Individual Chess Championship in Slovenia.

The residents of Khnushinak are waiting for lasting peace. Head of Community

The main direction of employment of the residents of Khnushinak community of Artsakh’s Martuni region is agriculture.

Dollar, euro continue falling in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 483.15/$1 in Armenia on Monday; this is down by AMD 1.63 from the previous business day in the country, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

France senator: World is silently watching attacks on Artsakh

Member of the French Senate, Vice President of the France-Armenia Friendship Group Valerie Boyer recalled on Twitter that during the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) war in 2020, Azerbaijan, with the help of Turkey, had massacred the Armenians of Artsakh—and with Turkish bombs, white phosphorus, and drones, news.am informs.

Devotion is immortality...Gevorg Hambardzumyan

Many heroes died in the 44-Day Artsakh War for the salvation of the homeland. One of them is Gevorg Hambardzumyan.

Russia to demand convening UN SC session over Bucha provocation again

Russia on Monday will demand again the UN Security Council meet in session to discuss the Ukrainian military’s provocation in Bucha, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on her Telegram channel, Tass informs.

New district is being built in the community of Hovsepavan

The construction work of the new district being built in the administrative territory of the community of Hovsepavan of Artsakh’s Askeran region is underway.

In January-March 2022, the state budget tax revenues and duties were exceeded by 1 milliard 825.3 million AMD

According to initial data tax revenues and duties of the state budget of RA In January-March 2022 accounted for 9,325.3 million AMD, which went beyond the scheduled index of 7,500 million AMD by 24.3% or over 1,825.3 million AMD, the State Revenue Committee of Artsakh informs.

Over 1,400 civilians killed in Ukraine since February 24 — UN

At least 1,417 civilians have been killed in Ukraine and another 2,038 have suffered wounds since the start of Russia’s military operation on February 24, TASS reports citing the statement of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Meeting between Putin, Zelensky possible only with prepared written agreement — Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin can meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky only when a specific written agreement is worked out between the two countries, as Tass informs, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

PM Viktor Orban's party wins Hungary snap parliamentary elections

Nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban claimed a "great victory" in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, as partial results gave his Fidesz party the lead, news.am informs, citing AFP.

Azerbaijan destroying Armenian cultural heritage in Artsakh’s Parukh, Karaglukh

The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) released a statement Saturday morning.

Statement of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on the Occasion of the 6th Anniversary of the April Aggression Launched by Azerbaijan

Six years ago, on the night of April 2, 2016, the Azerbaijani armed forces, violating the May 12, 1994 Agreement on full cessation of fire and hostilities and February 6, 1995 Agreement on strengthening the ceasefire, launched treacherous aggression against the Republic of Artsakh, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

Pentagon allocates $300 million in military aid to Ukraine

The US Department of Defense [DoD] will allocate another $300 million in military aid to Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, informs Tass.

Statement of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on the Occasion of the 6th Anniversary of the April Aggression Launched by Azerbaijan

Six years ago, on the night of April 2, 2016, the Azerbaijani armed forces, violating the May 12, 1994 Agreement on full cessation of fire and hostilities and February 6, 1995 Agreement on strengthening the ceasefire, launched treacherous aggression against the Republic of Artsakh, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

Kremlin strikes back at Ukrainian attack on Belgorod fuel depot

The Ukrainian military’s airstrike on a fuel depot in the Russian city of Belgorod is not creating "conditions for further talks" between Moscow and Kiev, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, Tass informs.

The regular sitting of the Security Council under the chairmanship of President Harutyunyan was held in an expanded format

A regular sitting of the Security Council under the chairmanship of President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan was held in an expanded format, the Presidential Office stated.

Artsakh authorities dismiss AzeriGas statement on rebuilding infrastructures as “unserious”

The Artsakh presidency dismissed as “unserious” the latest statement by the Azerbaijani AzeriGas company.

Belgorod airport was not damaged after Ukrainian air strikes on oil depot — spokesperson

Infrastructure of the airport in Belgorod has not been damaged as a result of the recent air attack by two Ukrainian combat helicopters on oil depot, airport’s spokeswoman Anastasia Golodova told TASS.

Armenian FM says unhindered access of int’l humanitarian organizations to Nagorno Karabakh is urgent

Assuming the presidency of the OSCE by Poland coincided with the serious security crisis in the European region – the ongoing military operations in Ukraine, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan said during a joint press conference with OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Poland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau in Yerevan.

Intellectual Game Dedicated to Day of Mathematics Organized in Stepanakert

On the initiative of the Department of Pedagogy of Stepanakert Grigor Narekatsi University, a traditional intellectual game was organized in the university dedicated to the Professional Day of Mathematics.

Visit of OSCE Chairman-in-Office to Yerevan kicks off

The visit of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Poland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau to Armenia kicked off today.

Medvedev: Russia will supply food products only to friendly countries

Russia will supply food products only to friendly countries. Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council—and former President and PM of Russia—, wrote about this on his Telegram channel, news.am informs.

No breakthrough yet in Russian-Ukrainian talks, French top diplomat says

There has so far been no breakthrough in talks between Russia and Ukraine, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview with the Le Figaro newspaper on Thursday.

Armenia as a new destination for foreign investments: Deputy PM’s interview to Investment Monitor

The primary goal of Armenia’s economic policy is to build a knowledge-based, export-oriented and inclusive economy with an equally enabling environment for local and foreign companies, Deputy Prime Minister Hambardzum Matevosyan said in an interview to Investment Monitor, talking about the country's tech prowess and tourism ambitions.

Russia will view refusal of paying for gas in rubles as breach of contract — Putin

If gas buyers from unfriendly states refuse to pay for gas in rubles, Russia will view it as breach of contract, President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting on the situation in the aviation sector.

Russian politician: Azerbaijan is trying to take advantage of Russia's involvement in Ukraine events

Azerbaijan is trying to take advantage of Russia's involvement in Ukraine events in. Aleksandr Sherin, a former MP of the Russian State Duma and member of the Supreme Council of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), said this in an interview with LDPR TV, news.am informs.

Putin discusses situation in Artsakh with Pashinyan, Aliyev

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Nagorno Karabakh with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, informed the press service of the Kremlin.

Japan has no plans to leave Sakhalin-2 project, says PM

Japan does not intend to leave the oil and gas project Sakhalin-2 as it is interested in continuing purchasing energy resources within its framework, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said addressing the parliament on Thursday, Tass informs.

Artsakh Ombudsman: One of 2 wounded transported to Yerevan is in critical condition

Five wounded, who received injuries of varying severity as a result of the criminal actions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, carried out on March 25 near the village of Parukh and the height of Karaglukh, are receiving inpatient treatment in hospitals of the Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) Republic, . Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan wrote this on Facebook.

Many of New Zealand’s glaciers could disappear within a decade, scientists say

New Zealand’s glaciers are becoming “smaller and more skeletal” due to the effects of climate change and scientists predict many could disappear within a decade, the Guardian reports.

Humanitarian aid sent by France and Italy to be handed over to Artsakh

The humanitarian aid imported from France and Italy to Armenia will be handed over to the State Emergency Service of Artsakh’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

OSCE Chairman-in-Office to arrive in Armenia

OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Zbigniew Rau will pay a working visit to Yerevan, from Thursday to Friday, news.am informs.

Ukraine recalls ambassadors to Georgia, Morocco

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed decrees recalling Ukraine's ambassadors to Georgia and Morocco. He informed this in a video message on the results of the 35th day of the war with Russia, news.am informs, citing UNIAN.

Pashinyan hopes to agree issues relating to launching peace talks at upcoming meeting with Aliyev

Armenia is proposing concrete and reasonable solutions for demarcation and delimitation, opening of regional connections and ruling out military escalation in Nagorno Karabakh, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the Cabinet meeting.

Parukh crisis was caused by breach of agreements. Pashinyan

Armenia expects that the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno Karabakh will take concrete steps to withdraw the Azerbaijani troops from the area of responsibility of the peacekeepers and to restore the status quo recorded in the 2020 November 9 trilateral statement, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the Cabinet meeting.

Armenia ready to open with Azerbaijan the road and railway, but considers it necessary to sign agreement

Within its proposals Armenia is ready to open with Azerbaijan the road and railway, but considers it necessary to sign an agreement of de jure significance with Azerbaijan, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the Cabinet meeting today.

Comparisons between Lachin corridor and future road through Armenia are unacceptable – Pashinyan

Azerbaijan is distorting clause 9 of the 2020 November 9 trilateral statement which is about the restoration of all transport and economic connections in the region and the opening of the road linking Azerbaijan’s western regions with Nakhijevan, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the Cabinet meeting.

We are trying to overcome the difficulties. Head of the community of Kaghartsi

The residents of the Kaghartsi community of Artsakh’s Martuni region are trying to overcome the existing difficulties.

Azerbaijan’s false narratives attempt to develop legitimacy for attacking Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh, warns PM Pashinyan

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made several clarification during the Cabinet meeting regarding the March 28 statement of the Security Council, which said that Azerbaijan is planning to make new provocations and attacks against Nagorno Karabakh.

Armenia repeatedly responded to Azerbaijan’s proposals. Nikol Pashinyan

Armenia responded to the five-point proposal presented by Azerbaijan both publicly and through working-diplomatic channels. Baku’s claim that Armenia left the proposals without response absolutely has nothing to do with the reality, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said during the Cabinet meeting today.

South Ossetia to take legal steps soon for joining Russia — President Bibilov

South Ossetia will take legal steps for joining the Russian Federation in the near future, its president, Anatoly Bibilov, has said according to the press-service of the United Russia party, informs Tass.

The operative-tactical situation along the entire frontline of Artsakh did not change, remaining tense

In the night of March 30 to 31 and as of 10 AM, the operative-tactical situation along the entire frontline of Artsakh did not change, remaining tense. No significant ceasefire violations were registered, Artsakh Information Center informs.

EU hosts high-level Armenia-Azerbaijan meeting ahead of Pashinyan-Aliyev-Michel talks

The Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s Assistant Hikmet Hajiyev in Brussels on March 30, the European Union External Action Service said in a press release.

EU says Ukraine should determine ceasefire terms itself

The EU believes that Ukraine itself should determine the conditions for a ceasefire, the union will support its efforts to end the conflict, Peter Stano, spokesman for the EU Foreign Service, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

Macron plans to hold another conversation with Putin this week

French President Emmanuel Macron expects to hold another telephone conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin this week, French cabinet spokesman Gabriel Attal said following a Council of Ministers meeting at the Elysee Palace, reports TASS.

Azerbaijan puts Russia MP on its international wanted list

Azerbaijan has announced an international search for Mikhail Delyagin, a member of the Russian State Duma and deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, news.am informs.

WHO reports 43% growth in COVID-19 fatalities worldwide in past week

Over 10 million people contracted the novel coronavirus infection worldwide over the past week, more than 45,000 patients died, TASS reports citing the World Health Organization (WHO).

The residents of Arajadzor continue to resist the trials of time. Head of Community

The main directions of employment of the population of Arajadzor village of Artsakh's Martakert region are cattle breeding, gardening and cultivation of vegetables.

UN concerned over continued tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh

The United Nations remains concerned about the reports of continued tensions in and around Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday.

Azerbaijani troops still deployed in same posts at Karaglukh, Artsakh

In the night of March 29 to 30 and as of 10 AM no significant ceasefire violations were registered along the line of contact of Artsakh and operative-tactical situation did not change remaining tense.

Putin-Biden meeting possible after de-escalation in Ukraine — White House

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden is possible only after a significant de-escalation in Ukraine, White House Director of Communications Kate Bedingfield told reporters on Tuesday, Tass informs.

President Harutyunyan held a working consultation at the administrative complex of the Ministry of Defense

On March 29, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the Ministry of Defense and held a working consultation with the participation of the Command Staff of the Defense Army and other law enforcement agencies, the Presidential Office stated.

Russian top brass decides to decrease military activity in direction of Kiev, Chernigov

The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to cardinally decrease the military activity in the direction of Kiev and Chernigov, according to the military agency’s statement following Russian-Ukrainian talks in Istanbul read out by Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin, reports TASS.

A competition-exhibition held in Stepanakert. The handicrafts of the students of the Artsakh Children and Youth Creativity Centers presented

Today, on March 29, a handicraft exhibition-competition dedicated to the Women's Month was held in the Paul Eluard Francophone Center in Stepanakert.

Russia, Ukraine wrap up first day of talks in Istanbul

The Russian and Ukrainian delegations wrapped up the first day of talks in Istanbul on Tuesday, Tass informs.

No one in Russia is thinking about using nuclear weapons, Kremlin spokesman says

No one in Russia is considering the idea of using nuclear weapons, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told PBS, informs news.am.

Russia hopes Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will end with peace treaty. Matviyenko

Russia hopes that the current situation around Nagorno-Karabakh will end with a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said at a session of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, Tass informs.

Humanitarian terrorism carried out by Azerbaijan has been strongly condemned by int’l community – Artsakh MFA

Politicization of humanitarian issues is inadmissible and immoral, and any attempt of the kind is a challenge to the entire civilized world, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh said in a statement released today on the occasion of the resumption of gas supply in the Republic.

The operative-tactical situation remained tense, with a certain positive tendency to extinguish

In the night of March 28 to 29, and as of 10 AM no significant ceasefire violations were registered along the Artsakh line of contact, Artsakh Information Center informs.

President Harutyunyan convened a consultation with the heads of the power structures

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened a consultation with the heads of the power structures dedicated to the recent developments along the line of contact, the Presidential Office stated.

OSCE Chairman-in-Office to visit Armenia

The OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Poland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau will visit Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan from 29 March to 1 April for meetings with high-level officials, the OSCE said in a statement.

Armenian Foreign Minister to visit Georgia

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will depart for Georgia on a working visit on March 29, the ministry said in a statement.

G7 countries reject Moscow's demand to pay for energy imports in rubles

The G7 countries rejected Moscow's demand to pay for energy imports from Russia in rubles, said German Energy Minister Robert Habeck, AP reported.

EU shows its inability to serve as guarantor of conflict settlement — Lavrov

The European Union has demonstrated its utter inability to serve as a guarantor of conflict settlement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Serbia’s mass media in an interview.

‘Not engaged in charity’: Russia won’t supply gas to Europe for free, cautions Kremlin

Moscow is handling the details of its gas delivery plans to unfriendly countries for payment in rubles, but it won’t engage in charity if Europe refuses to pay in the Russian currency, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday, Tass informs.

Scholz speaks against no-fly zone in Ukraine, sending NATO peacekeepers

Germany is against sending NATO peacekeepers to Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told the ARD TV channel on Sunday.

Russia highlights observing agreements reached over Nagorno Karabakh –Peskov

Russia considers it necessary for all parties to observe the previously reached agreements over Nagorno Karabakh, and the question about the possibility of sending an additional contingent of peacekeepers amid growing tensions in the region must be addressed to the Russian defense ministry, Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters today, TASS reports.

Devotion is immortality...Arayik Grigoryan

During the 44-day war in Artsakh, many devotees of the homeland died for the salvation of the homeland.

The village of Parukh of the Askeran region is now under the control of the Russian peacekeeping troops. Information Center

In the evening of March 27 and as of 12 PM of March 28, the operative-tactical situation along the entire line of contact, including the eastern section, is relatively stable, no major ceasefire violations have been registered, Artsakh Information Center informs.

Germany considering new missile defense system

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday that Germany is considering setting up a missile shield for the whole of Germany, Deutsche Welle reports.

Construction of new settlements, districts, residential buildings and houses underway in Artsakh – minister

The 2020 war in Artsakh resulted in destructions of a number of buildings in the Republic. Following the war, construction companies have conducted and continue conducting renovation works in more than 3000 facilities.

Biden says he did not call for regime change in Russia

US President Joe Biden said on Sunday that he did not call for regime change in Russia, the White House press pool reported.

‘CODA’ wins 2022 Oscar for Best Picture

“CODA” has won the 2022 Oscar for Best Picture, ABC News reported.

President Harutyunyan visited the Khramort and Khnapat communities of the Askeran region

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the town of Askeran and held a consultation with the participation of responsible officials of the region, dedicated to the situation created in the aftermath of the recent aggression by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the Presidential Office stated.

Necessary to discuss the possibilities of expanding the functions and mechanisms of the peacekeeping contingent. Artsakh State Minister

Yesterday, the Security Council of Artsakh, headed by President Arayik Harutyunyan, wrote a letter to President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, aiming to draw the latter's attention to Azerbaijan's aggression against the village of Parukh and the height of Karaglukh, since this territory is completely in the zone of responsibility of Russian peacekeepers.

President Harutyunyan presented in the National Assembly the latest developments in the military-political situation

The President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan met with the deputies in the National Assembly and presented the latest developments in the military-political situation of the country, the Presidential Office stated.

Russian defense ministry announces violation of tripartite statement provisions on Karabakh by Azerbaijan

The Russian peacekeeping contingent continues to carry out tasks in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

President Harutyunyan signed a decree on temporary restrictions on rights and freedoms in the state of martial law

On March 26, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on temporary restrictions on rights and freedoms in the state of martial law declared in the territory of the Artsakh Republic, the Presidential Office stated.

Subversive actions of the enemy in different directions of the Karaglukh height stopped. The operative-tactical situation remains tense

On March 26, the Azerbaijani armed forces, after invading the village of Parukh in the Askeran region, continued their movements and hostile actions in the area of ​​responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping troops in different directions of the Karaglukh height. Necessary restraining actions were taken by the Armed Forces of the Artsakh Republic in order to stop the advance of the enemy, Artsakh Information Center informs.

International community’s unequivocal position to be collective contribution in stabilizing situation – Artsakh MFA

The Foreign Ministry of Artsakh said in a statement that the unequivocal position of the world community in response to Azerbaijan's attempts to create a humanitarian catastrophe in Artsakh and ignite a new war will be an important collective contribution to the stabilization of the situation.

Azerbaijani troops still haven’t pulled back after advance. Artsakh State Minister

State Minister of Artsakh Artak Beglaryan expressed hope that the Azerbaijani troops will pull back through Russia’s efforts and that Azerbaijan will stop violations against the security of the people of Artsakh and Russia’s guarantees.

Azerbaijan’s accusations on “sabotage attempts” are “absolute lie”. Defense Army

The Artsakh military denied Azerbaijan’s accusations that it attempted a sabotage action.

Azerbaijani Armed Forces again resorted to aggressive actions in the direction of the eastern border

On March 26, at around 11 AM, the units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces again resorted to aggressive actions, through the use of firearms of various calibers trying to advance in the direction of the eastern borderline of the Artsakh Republic, in the area under the responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping troops, the press service of the Artsakh Republic Defense Ministry informs.

Awarding ceremony of Artsakh athletes who won prizes at RA Kickboxing Championship held in Stepanakert

On March 18-20, the Armenian Kickboxing Championship was held in Yerevan,Armenia. Athletes of the Kickboxing Federation of Artsakh also took part in the championship and won prizes.

France calls on Azerbaijan to pull back troops from Artsakh villages

France expressed concern over the Azerbaijani military advance in Nagorno Karabakh.

The Azerbaijani side continues to remain in the positions occupied on March 24

On the night of March 25 to 26 and as of 9 AM the operative-tactical situation along the entire line of contact, including the eastern border, is relatively stable, no significant ceasefire violations have been reported, the press service of the Artsakh Republic Defense Ministry informs.

Erdogan and Zelenskyy have phone talk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan the results of the NATO summit and the threat of food crisis, Zelenskyy said on Twitter, news.am informs.

PM Pashinyan holds phone talk with Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, informed the Office of the Prime Minister.

Artsakh President convenes expanded sitting of the Security Council

On March 25, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an expanded sitting of the Security Council, the press service of the Artsakh President’s Office stated.

As a result of Azerbaijan's criminal actions, 14 servicemen received various degrees of injuries. Artsakh's Ombudsman

Artsakh’s Human Rights Defender Gegham Stepanyan got acquainted with the health condition of the servicemen wounded as a result of the March 25 actions of Azerbaijan at the Stepanakert Military Hospital, Gegham Stepanyan wrote on his Facebook page.

Foreign Minister of Armenia received the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

On March 25 Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan received Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the ministry said in a news release.

Nikol Pashinyan to hold phone talk with Putin

President of Russia Vladimir Putin said he will hold a phone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today, on March 25, TASS reported.

Prosecutor General’s Office files criminal case over actions directed to violating territorial integrity of Artsakh

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Artsakh filed a criminal case by Article 313 of the Criminal Code (actions directed against the territorial integrity), and sent it to the Investigative Committee for conducting preliminary investigation.

At this stage Russian peacekeeping forces have not been able to solve the main problem within their mission. Information Center

As the Artsakh Republic Ministry of Defense has already reported, today, March 25, the Armenian side suffered 2 casualties and a number of servicemen were wounded (5 more servicemen were wounded last night) as a result of the attacks of Bayraktar UAV used by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

Two contract soldiers of the Defense Army killed as a result of the actions of the enemy. Defense Army

Since the afternoon of March 25, the units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, continuing the gross violations of the ceasefire, in addition to firearms, have been using strike drones, including the "Bayraktar TB-2" type.

Armenia applies to ECHR over Azerbaijani violations against people of Artsakh

The Representative of Armenia on international legal affairs submitted a request on March 24 to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on applying an urgent interim measure against Azerbaijan over the recent violations against the population of Artsakh.

Russian, Azerbaijani defense ministers discuss Nagorno-Karabakh situation

Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu had a phone conversation with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov.

International community should assess Azerbaijan’s anti-Armenian policy in strictest terms – Artsakh MFA

On March 24, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, grossly violating the ceasefire regime, crossed the Line of Contact with the Republic of Artsakh and invaded the village of Parukh in the Askeran region of Artsakh. The adversary has undertaken provocations also in the direction of the settlement of Khramort of the same region, the Foreign Ministry of Artsakh said in a statement released today.

5 Artsakh servicemen wounded in Azerbaijani shooting

According to the verified information, 5 contract servicemen of the Defense Army of Artsakh received wounds of various degrees as a result of the skirmish provoked by the Azerbaijani forces in the night of March 25, the Artsakh Information Center said.

Artsakh military takes additional measures to ensure security of adjacent villages of Azeri- invaded Parukh

The authorities of the Republic of Artsakh are in active dialogue with the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent deployed in Artsakh, the authorities said in a statement.

Medvedev: It will be difficult for Europe to give up Russian oil, natural gas

It will be difficult for Europe to give up Russian oil and natural gas. As news.am informs, Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council—and former President and PM of Russia—, told RIA Novosti about this.

Situation in Nagorno Karabakh remains tense – Armenian Foreign Ministry

The Azerbaijani incursion which began on March 24 in the section of the village of Parukh in Askeran region – the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno Karabakh – still continues, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Azerbaijan's criminal and impudent behavior a slap to civilized humanity – Artsakh Ombudsman

Azerbaijan's criminal and impudent behavior is a slap in the face to all civilized humanity, which remains persistently silent, Ombudsman of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan said in a statement on social media.

Artsakh MOD: Azerbaijan army opened fire at night using UAV, has 5 casualties, Armenian side has 1 wounded

On March 24, the units of the Azerbaijani armed forces, in gross violation of the requirements of the 2020 November 10 trilateral statement, infiltrated into the responsibility zone of the Russian peacekeeping troops in the Republic of Artsakh, by taking under their control the village of Parukh in Askeran region and the adjacent positions, then attempted to ensure advancement in the eastern border of the Republic of Artsakh, the Defense Ministry of Artsakh said in a statement.

Azerbaijani infiltration into Artsakh’s Parukh village is the logical continuation of Baku’s criminal policy- Armenian Ombudswoman

The infiltration of Azerbaijani military forces into the village of Pharukh of Askeran region of Artsakh on March 24 is the logical continuation of criminal policy of Azerbaijan, Human Rights Defender of Armenia Kristinne Grigoryan said in a statement on social media.

Armenian FM presents Azerbaijan’s violation of line of contact in Artsakh to US Assistant Secretary of State

On March 24, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a phone conversation with the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a news release.

Armenian, Russian Defense Ministers discuss situation in Artsakh

Armenian and Russian Defense Ministers, Suren Papikyan and Sergei Shoigu, held e telephone conversation on March 24, the Russian defense ministry said.

West seeks to politicize Ukraine’s humanitarian issues within UN — Lavrov

Western countries are making every effort to politicize humanitarian issues facing Ukraine on the United Nations platform, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer in Moscow on Thursday, Tass informs.

Results of online auction-sale of clothes sewn by students of Stepanakert Armenian-Italian Educational Complex summed up

As a result of the online auction-sale of clothes sewn by the students of the "Antonia Arslan Armenian-Italian Educational Complex" in Stepanakert, organized by the "Christians in Need" Foundation, 4186 dollars has been raised.

North Korea launches new intercontinental ballistic missile, details revealed

North Korea launched what could be a new-type intercontinental ballistic missile, the Japanese Defense Ministry said, Tass informs.

Google confirms restricted access to its news service in Russia

The US company Google has confirmed that users are having difficulty accessing the Google News website and application in Russia, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Artsakh women stage protest in capital Stepanakert

On March 24, in the territory of Stepanakert's “Arevik” Children's Medical Association, a group of Artsakh women held a peaceful rally to make their voices heard by the international community, drawing attention to the humanitarian crisis which occurred after Azerbaijan deliberately cut off gas supply.

UK announces major new military support package for Ukraine

The United Kingdom will announce a new package of support for Ukraine at the March 24 NATO and G7 leaders’ meeting, the British Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Azerbaijan seeks to finish ethnic cleansing in Artsakh, warns Armenian Prime Minister amid looming humanitarian disaster

The citizens of the Republic of Artsakh are deprived of natural gas supply for already three days, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the Cabinet meeting. He said that the supply was cut off as a result of Azerbaijan’s intervention.

Exhibition of Sergei Parajanov’s works opens in France

An exhibition of Sergei Parajanov's works, entitled "I Only Have the Right to Dream," opened Tuesday at the Despiau-Wlerick Museum in Mont-de-Marsan, France, on the margins of the Yeraz (Dream) festival, news.am informs.

Artsakh vows to ‘withstand no matter what’ amid Azerbaijani 'humanitarian terrorism'

In violation of humanitarian norms, Azerbaijan is carrying out a policy of terrorizing the Armenian population of Artsakh, but Artsakh is withstanding and will withstand no matter what.

Biden to announce new sanctions against Russia

US President Joe Biden will announce new sanctions against Russian politicians and businessmen during a series of summits in Brussels, CNN reported.

Freedom House urges Azerbaijan to prevent humanitarian crisis and restore gas supplies to Artsakh

Freedom House international human rights organization condemned the disruption of gas supply to Artsakh by Azerbaijan.

Lavrov: What is happening is not only and not so much about Ukraine

There is no doubt that one of the rules that the West wants to apply is to restrain any rival, as news.am informs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

US, EU to Toughen Anti-Russian Sanctions after Biden’s Visit to Europe: White House

The United States and the European Union will impose more sanctions on Russia and toughen the existing ones following US President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Brussels, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has said, TASS reports.

Kremlin castigates ‘extremely dangerous’ idea of deploying NATO peacekeepers to Ukraine

The idea of deploying NATO peacekeepers to Ukraine is "reckless and extremely dangerous," Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, TASS reported.

EU concerned about renewed cuts of gas supply in Artsakh

The European Union expressed its concerns about reports of a renewed disruption of the gas supply in Artsakh.

Press conference on "Azerbaijan's State Terrorist-Ethnic Cleansing Policy" held in Stepanakert

On March 23, on the initiative of the Center for Caucasus Studies of the Mesrop Mashtots University, a press conference entitled "Azerbaijan's State Terrorist-Ethnic Cleansing Policy" was held in the university.

President Harutyunyan received Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Taguhi Tovmasyan

On March 23, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received delegation headed by Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Taguhi Tovmasyan.

Zelenskyy says negotiations with Russia are very difficult, sometimes controversial

It is very difficult, sometimes controversial, but we are moving forward step by step. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine, speaking about their talks with Russia, news.am informs.

Riyadh receives US military aid as Washington tries to make contact

The United States has stepped up military support for Saudi Arabia over the past few months following Houthi missile attacks on the kingdom, suggesting Washington is trying to mend its strained relationship with traditional allies in the Persian Gulf, Reuters reported.

About 60 displaced families settled in Aygestan. Head of Community

1246 residents live and create in Aygestan community of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

2 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

2 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health reports.

EU companies hit by Russia sanctions can get 400,000 euros aid

EU companies affected by sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine can get up to 400,000 euros ($441,320) in state aid, according to a European Commission document seen by Reuters, the latter reported.

Over 1,200 residents of DPR, LPR, Ukraine granted temporary asylum in Russia in past month

More than 1,200 residents of the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk (DPR and LPR), as well as of Ukraine, were granted temporary asylum in Russia in the past month, Tass informs.

Special operation in Ukraine proceeds according to plan, says Kremlin

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine proceeds in accordance with previously set goals and plans, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Poll reveals over 40% of Russians expect Western companies to return within year

Over 40% of Russians believe that most Western companies that left the country will return within a year, while another 26% believe it will take the companies from 3 to 5 years to come back, according to Synergy University research seen by TASS.

Biden, European leaders discuss Russia’s 'brutal' tactics in Ukraine

US President Joe Biden on Monday held discussions with European leaders on Russia's "brutal" tactics in Ukraine and humanitarian assistance to the millions of Ukrainians who have fled the violence, ANI reported.

‘Azerbaijan’s act is another demonstration of hatred and nationalism’ – Artsakh MFA on termination of gas supply

Azerbaijan's behavior grossly violates the human rights, the norms and principles of international humanitarian law and does not fit into the norms of morality in any way, the Foreign Ministry of Artsakh said in a statement released today.

Russia and Japan will never achieve consensus on Kuril Islands — Medvedev

Russia and Japan will never be able to reach a consensus regarding the Kuril Islands, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev wrote Tuesday in a Telegram post, Tass informs.

Azerbaijan deliberately continues state policy of terrorizing Artsakh population – joint statement of Ombudspersons

The Human Rights Defender of Armenia Kristinne Grigoryan and the Human Rights Defender of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan issued a joint statement, calling on international human rights organizations to pressure Azerbaijan and eliminate its gross and continuous human rights violations against the Armenians of Artsakh.

Devotion is immortality...Armen Khachatryan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland.

Armenian President, Chinese Ambassador discuss opportunities of expanding mutual partnership

President of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan received today Ambassador of China to Armenia Fan Yong, the Presidential Office said.

Impossible to destroy Armenian spirit of Shushi, it was revived in May 1992, will be revived again – Artsakh MFA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh issued a statement on the 102nd anniversary of the Shushi pogroms, where tens of thousands of Armenians became the victims of the Azeri-perpetrated massacre.

Parliament to hold closed-format debates on humanitarian situation in Artsakh, FM and Deputy PM to participate

Parliament will hold a closed session for urgent debates on the humanitarian situation in Artsakh.

1 new case of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

1 new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health reports.

Russia announced first prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine exchanged the first prisoners of war, nine Russian servicemen were released, according to Human Rights Commissioner in Russia Tatyana Moskalkova, Tass informs.

Ukraine would discuss Crimea, Donbass with Russia after security guarantees — president

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said he would be ready to discuss the issues of Crimea and the recognition of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics with Russia after the Ukrainian side receives security guarantees, Tass informs.

Biden denies allegations that US has biological and chemical weapons in Europe

US President Joe Biden argues that assumptions about the presence of US biological and chemical weapons in Europe are false, TASS reported.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 174 calls over last week

On March 14 to 18 the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 174 calls.

Kremlin highlights importance of making Ukraine more cooperative in negotiations

Moscow is grateful to all countries that offer mediation in negotiations with Kiev, but it is important not just to opt for a venue for a meeting, but also to make Ukraine more cooperative, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday, Tass informs.

Armenian FM announces number of captives held in Azerbaijan

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan said today that Azerbaijan is holding in captivity 38 persons, 3 of whom are civilians.

Peskov: There is no discussion of ceasefire during negotiations with Ukraine

There is no discussion about the resumption of the ceasefire during the negotiations with Ukraine, the nationalists are using the pauses to regroup, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, news.am informs, citing TASS.

Russia, Azerbaijan FMs discuss implementation of trilateral statements

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Russia, Jeyhun Bayramov and Sergey Lavrov, had a telephonic conversation.

Provocations against Artsakh are not one-time, countermeasures needed against them – lawmaker

Any discussion connected with the current situation and the future of Artsakh is demanded as the latest global and regional developments put new challenges before the Armenian people, Member of Parliament of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan said during the parliamentary hearings.

Artsakh Kickboxing team registered a brilliant victory in the RA championship

On March 18-20, the Armenian Kickboxing Championship was held in Yerevan,Armenia. 17 athletes of the Artsakh kickboxing team participated in the championship.

Decree on urgent measures to be taken due to heavy snowfall in the republic

On March 21, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on urgent measures to be taken due to heavy snowfall in the republic.

Devotion is immortality....Erik Yeghiazaryan

Many devotees have sacrificed their lives during the 44-Day Artsakh War. Erik Yeghiazaryan is one of them.

President Harutyunyan sent a congratulatory message to Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan

On March 21, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan sent a congratulatory message to Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

President Harutyunyan convened an enlarged working consultation

On March 21, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an enlarged working consultation, dedicated to the problems caused in the aftermath of the unprecedented snowfall in the territory of the republic during the recent days.

Event dedicated to International Francophonie Day held in Stepanakert

An event dedicated to the International Francophonie Day was organized on Sunday in Stepanakert by the "Paul Eluard House" Francophonie Center Foundation and Hadrut Children and Youth Creativity Center.

Death toll from migrant shipwreck off Tunisia rises to 25

The death toll from a migrant shipwreck off Tunisia reached 25, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Representation in Tunisia reported.

US’ Biden to meet with Poland’s Duda after meeting with allies in Brussels — White House

US President Joe Biden will depart to Brussels on March 23, where he will discuss the events in Ukraine at NATO, G7 and European Council summit, after which he will hold negotiations with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, according to the US President’s schedule, published by the White House Sunday, Tass informs.

EU to mull Russian oil embargo with Biden set to join talks – Reuters

EU governments will consider whether to impose an oil embargo on Russia over its attack on Ukraine as they gather this week with U.S. President Joe Biden for a series of summits designed to harden the West's response to Moscow, according to Reuters.

Republic's President convoked a Security Council meeting

On March 19, President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan convoked a meeting of the Security Council, the Presidential Office stated.

Zelenskyy: The war must end

The tactics of the Russian troops in Ukraine lead to deterioration of the situation in Russia itself. So, peace and security talks are the only opportunity for Moscow to reduce the damage from its own mistakes. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his latest video message, news.am informs.

Devotion is immortality...Aleksey Asryan

During the 44-Day War in Artsakh, many brave devotees fell heroically for the defense of the homeland. Aleksey Asryan is one of them.

Advisers to the President of Artsakh met with the newly elected Primate of the Armenian Diocese of France

Advisers to the President of the Republic of Artsakh Azatoohi Simonyan and Lusine Gharakhanyan, who are in Paris on a working visit, yesterday held meeting with the newly elected Primate of the Armenian Diocese of France Fr. Archimandrite Grigor Khachatryan. Azatoohi Simonyan wrote on her Facebook page.

Turkish, Ukrainian FMs hold phone talk

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, Milliyet reported.

Ombudsman publishes report on violations of rights of Artsakh people by Azerbaijan

The Human Rights Ombudsman’s Staff of Artsakh has published a trilingual (Armenian, Russian, English) interim report on “The Violations of the Rights of the People of Artsakh by Azerbaijan in February – March, 2022”, which was sent to the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, organizations with a primary human rights protection mandate and international human rights organizations, the Ombudsman’s Office said in a press release.

Statement of the Artsakh Foreign Ministry on the Occasion of Holding an Event in Shoushi Dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of Azerbaijan's Membership to the UN

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh said it “strongly condemns” the Azerbaijani celebration of its 30th anniversary of accession to the UN in the occupied town of Shushi in Artsakh.

Devotion is immortality...Armen Babayan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland. One of them is senior lieutenant Armen Babayan.

UK gets approval to buy missile defenses from U.S.

The U.S. State Department said it approved on Thursday the potential sale of a $700 million missile defense system to the United Kingdom, Reuters reports.

Kremlin speaks on possibility of Russian-Ukraine leaders meeting

The possibility of a meeting between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to sign a settlement agreement will depend on the modality of the document, which has yet to be agreed upon, Russian president's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov noted.

Frequently organized events enliven the village. The principal of Norshen school attaches importance to military-patriotic education

54 students attend the secondary school of the community of Norshen of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Sand Painting Center Opened in Stepanakert

'Sand Planet' sand painting center has been opened in the Paul Eluard Francophone Center in Stepanakert.

Armenia and Russia discuss biological safety threats on CIS territory

On March 17, Armenian-Russian consultations in the inter-departmental format were held in Moscow regarding the implementation of the bilateral inter-governmental memorandum on partnership on ensuring biological safety which was signed in 2021, the Russian foreign ministry said.

France, Azerbaijan FMs discuss normalization of Yerevan-Baku relations

The foreign ministers of France and Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov and Jean-Yves Le Drian, discussed the efforts to normalize relations between Yerevan and Baku, news.am informs.

Russia revokes request to vote on UN resolution about Ukraine on March 18

Russia is revoking a request to the UN Security Council to vote on its proposed resolution about the humanitarian situation in Ukraine that was scheduled for March 18, Russia’s UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya said in a speech at the council on Thursday, Tass informs.

Russia ready to support negotiations process between Armenia and Azerbaijan – Russian Foreign Ministry

Russia welcomes the readiness of Armenia and Azerbaijan to start preparations for a peace treaty and stands ready to support the negotiations process, the Russian Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing.

China Opposes US Sanctions Against Russia, Intends to Protect Its Interests

Beijing opposes the US sanctions against Russia, which destabilize the global market, and intends to protect the interests of its national enterprises, Gao Feng, an official representative of the Ministry of Commerce of China, told a press conference on Thursday, TASS reports.

Hoping to find the lost...The story of a displaced family

Before the 44-day Artsakh war, the Ghazaryan family lived in Shushi.

Moscow and Kyiv agree on joint protection of Chernobyl nuclear power plant

The Russian side has reached an agreement with the Ukrainian military on joint security at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

Russia diplomat castigates West’s silence on Ukrainian atrocities in Donbass

The West is turning a blind eye to Ukraine’s atrocities against civilians in Donbass, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday, Tass informs.

Russia’s special operation is not aimed at ruining Ukraine’s statehood — Russian Foreign Ministry

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine is not aimed at ruining that country’s statehood or ousting its president, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday, Tass informs.

One more Armenian serviceman found dead, investigation underway

At around 10:30am on Thursday, Private Eduard Rustamyan (born 2003), a conscript, was found dead in a military unit located in the southern part of Armenia—and with a gunshot wound.

Devotion is immortality...David Hambardzumyan

Many devotees did not spare their lives for the sake of the homeland during the 44-day Artsakh war. David Hambardzumyan is one of them.

Artsakh Athlete Became Armenian Taekwondo Champion

From March 11 to 13, the Armenian Adult Taekwondo Championship was held in Yerevan. Four athletes from Artsakh participated in the competition.

5 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Artsakh

5 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of healthcare said.

Number of COVID-19 cases across globe exceeds 460 million — WHO

The overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 460 million and the number of fatalities has exceeded 6.05 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

MEP seriously concerned by current humanitarian situation in Artsakh

Chair of the Delegation for relations with the South Caucasus, Member of the European Parliament, Marina Kaljurand, has expressed her concerns about the current humanitarian situation in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

Serviceman found dead in military position

At around 9:10pm on Wednesday, a conscript of a military unit of Armenia, was found dead—with a gunshot wound to the jaw—in a combat position located in the southeastern direction of the country.

Devotion is immortality...Artak Khachatryan

During the recent 44-Day many devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland. Senior Sergeant Artak Khachatryan is one of them.

Artsakh Info Center: Azerbaijan started repairing damaged natural gas pipeline

As result of the negotiations that proceeded with support of the Armenian government and the Russian peacekeepers, the Azerbaijani side on March 16 began the repair works of the damaged gas pipeline in Artsakh.

In the Armenian Educational Institutions of Paris Artsakh Presidential Advisers discussed the joint programs

Azatouhi Simonyan and Lusine Gharakhanyan, advisers to the President of the Artsakh Republic, who are in France on an official visit held meetings in the Armenian colleges, Azatouhi Simonyan told "Artsakhpress".

Talks with Ukraine are hard, Russia for peace as soon as possible — chief delegate

The current negotiations with Kiev are hard and slow-going, but Russia is sincere in its wish to achieve peace as soon as possible, Russia’s chief delegate, presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, has said, Tass informs.

Specialists from Yerevan conduct free consultations and examinations in Stepanakert

On March 14, pediatric neurologists Astghik Mamyan, Nune Aghababyan and pediatric pulmonologist, allergist Astghik Baghdasaryan arrived in Artsakh from Yerevan within the framework of the "Doctors for Artsakh" program organized by the Armenian Relief Fund.

West never wanted Kiev to fulfill Minsk deal, Russian diplomat emphasizes

Kiev complying with the Minsk Agreements was been part of the West’s plan, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Sputnik radio station on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Armenian FM to depart for Paris

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will pay a working visit to Paris, France, on March 16, the ministry said.

4 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Artsakh

4 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of healthcare said.

Due to the security situation, agricultural activities in Nakhijevanik have been temporarily suspended. Head of community (photos)

Recently, the Azerbaijani armed forces fired upon and damaged, the tractor parked in a field by a land user after carrying out agricultural work in the garden in the administrative territory of the Nakhijevanik community of the Askeran region of Artsakh Republic.

Over 3 million Ukrainian refugees arrive in neighboring countries - UN

Over 3 million Ukrainian refugees have arrived in neighboring countries, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said, Tass informs.

Since November 9, 2020 Azerbaijan committed more than 90 crimes against the people of Artsakh. Prosecutor General of Artsakh

Since November 9, 2020 Azerbaijan has committed more than 90 crimes against the people of Artsakh, and more than 60 criminal proceedings have been initiated.

Devotion is immortality...Masis Sargsyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many devotees died for the defense of the homeland. Masis Sargsyan is one of them.

The statement of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that fighters from Nagorno-Karabakh participate in the war is blatant disinformation. MFA

The statement of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that fighters from Nagorno Karabagh are arriving in Ukraine is blatant disinformation and does not correspond to reality.

Armenia FM: ‘For us, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not a territorial issue, but a matter of rights.’

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan emphasizes that the negotiations on a peace treaty with Azerbaijan must be held without preconditions.

US Department of State announces sanctions against 11 Russian defense officials

US Department of State announced the imposition of sanctions again 11 high-ranking representatives of the Russian forces and military-industrial complex Monday, including Russian National Guard head Viktor Zolotov, head of Russian Federal Service on military-technical cooperation Dmitry Shugayev, Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev and eight Russian Deputy Defense Ministers, Tass informs.

Beijing rejects ‘false’ US claims that Russia sought Chinese military aid for Ukraine op

Beijing blasted Washington’s recent allegations as disinformation that Russia sought military assistance from China to conduct its special operation in Ukraine, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a briefing on Monday, Tass informs.

Artsakh President and members of Union of Artsakh Reserve Officers NGO discuss current situation

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan received today several members of the Union of Artsakh Reserve Officers NGO, the Presidential Office said.

Taghavard is the best place in the world because it is ours. Border community today (photos)

In recent days, there have been threats to leave the village through loudspeakers from the Azerbaijani positions in the direction of Taghavard community of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Construction of an apartment building on Stepanakert's Mamikonyan Street continues

Within the framework of investment programs, the construction of a multifunctional residential building on Stepanakert's Mamikonyan Street continues.

Devotion is immortality...Ilya Hakobyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland . Ilya Hakobyan is one of them.

MFA: Armenia has responded to proposals of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement Monday noting that Armenia had responded to the proposals submitted by Azerbaijan.

The situation at the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact was relatively stable on March 13 and overnight March 14

The situation at the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact was “relatively stable” on March 13 and overnight March 14, the Artsakh military said on Monday.

President Harutyunyan received representatives of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Party

On March 12, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received ARF newly elected Bureau member David Ishkhanyan and representative of the ARF Artsakh Central Committee Arthur Mosiyan.

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan again disseminated misinformation

On March 12, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan disseminated misinformation, claiming that the units of the Artsakh Defense Army opened fire in the direction of the Azerbaijani military positions with firearms.

Lukashenko, Putin conceptually agree steps on mutual support amid sanctions

Belarusian and Russian Presidents, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, have conceptually agreed on mutual support amid the sanctions, Belarusian presidential press secretary Natalia Eismont told BelTA agency after their Friday’s talks in Moscow, Tass informs.

Instagram to be blocked in Russia on March 14

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri has confirmed that it will be blocked in Russia on March 14, according to his Twitter page, Tass informs.

Sen. Menendez calls out State and Defense Departments for covering up impact of US military aid to Azerbaijan

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez (D-NJ) pressed the Departments of State and Defense on the Administration’s failure to meet statutory reporting requirements to Congress on the impact of U.S. assistance on the military balance between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as mandated by Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Stoltenberg: NATO will not send troops and aircraft to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance will not send troops and aircraft to Ukraine, news.am informs.

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces again violated the ceasefire in the direction of Khnapat and Parukh villages

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces have recently violated the ceasefire again in the direction of Khnapat and Parukh villages of the region of Askeran, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Artsakh Republic informed.

Kremlin does not rule out meeting between Putin, Ukrainian president. Peskov

The Kremlin does not rule out a meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Vladimir Zelensky of Ukraine but it should be thoroughly prepared to produce results, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, Tass informs.

The shells fired by the Azerbaijani side fell in the area of Khnapat arable land. No casualties (photos)

Today, the Azerbaijani forces fired two 120mm mortar shells in the direction of Askeran's Khnapat village of Artsakh.

Artsakh Ombudsman: Objective of Azerbaijan authorities’ policy is de-Armenianization of Artsakh

The objective of the policy of the Azerbaijani authorities is the de-Armenianization of Artsakh. Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan stated about this, news.am informs.

Devotion is immortality....Habeth Petrosyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many Armenians sacrificed their lives for the salvation of the homeland. One of them is Habeth Petrosyan.

5 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Artsakh

5 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of healthcare said.

Azerbaijani forces fire 120mm mortars in direction of village school in Artsakh

Around 10:20, March 11 the Azerbaijani forces fired two 120mm mortar shells in the direction of Askeran's Khnapat village ofArtsakh. The shells hit the area near the village school, the Artsakh Ministry of Interior said.

Azerbaijan exploits world’s preoccupation with Ukraine and increases threats against Artsakh, warns State Minister

In recent days, taking advantage of the whole world's and especially Russia’s preoccupation with the situation in Ukraine, the provocations and threats carried out by Azerbaijan against the peaceful population of Artsakh have drastically increased, the State Minister of Artsakh Artak Beglaryan said in a statement, calling for an immediate stop of Baku’s ruthless behavior.

Facebook, Instagram to permit calls for violence against Russians

US company Meta will permit its Facebook and Instagram social networks not to block users’ calls for violence against Russian citizens and soldiers in particular, Reuters reported citing internal emails.

Putin calls on West not to blame Russia for surge in energy prices

President Vladimir Putin believes that the West is trying to blame Russia for the surge in energy prices in the world. The head of state expressed this opinion at a meeting with members of the government on Thursday, Tass informs.

President Harutyunyan chaired an extended meeting of the Security Council

On March 10, President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan chaired an extended meeting of the Security Council, the Presidential Office stated.

Devotion is immortality...Artyom Avagyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland.

Azerbaijan fires on tractor in Artsakh's Nakhichevanik village

From Wednesday evening to Thursday morning, the Azerbaijani armed forces fired at and damaged a tractor parked in the field by a land user after carrying out agricultural work in the village of Nakhichevanik of the Askeran region of Artsakh.

Josep Borrell says EU will not impose a ban on Russian oil and gas

The EU will not impose a ban on Russian oil and gas due to heavy dependence, Josep Borrell, head of EU diplomacy, told CNBC-TV18, news.am informs.

Talks between Russian, Ukrainian FMs begin in Antalya, Turkey

Talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba began in Turkey’s Antalya on the sidelines of a diplomatic forum, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel, reports TASS.

Baku’s policy is combination of Armenophobia, Nazism and terrorism. Artsakh Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh strongly condemns the provocative actions of Azerbaijan which threaten the regional peace and stability.

Reports claiming Russian peacekeeping contingent withdraws some of its forces from Artsakh denied

The reports spreading in Azerbaijani information platforms according to which the Russian peacekeeping contingent is withdrawing some of its forces from Artsakh to transfer them to Ukraine, have nothing to do with the reality, the Office of the Security Council of Artsakh said in a statement.

International community must have its say – Armenian MP on Azerbaijani provocations

With its provocations in the direction of Artsakh, Azerbaijan continues its terrorist policy against Armenians and the Armenian people, Chairman of the Armenian parliamentary standing committee on protection of human rights and public affairs, Taguhi Tovmasyan, said, stressing the need for a reaction by the international community.

PM Pashinyan comments on tense situation in Artsakh

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the March 10 Cabinet meeting that the situation around Artsakh has become tense in the recent period, which is underscored also by the disruption of the pipeline supplying natural gas to Artsakh.

8 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Artsakh

8 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of healthcare said.

Artsakh parliament to convene emergency session

The National Assembly of Artsakh will convene an emergency session regarding the border situation.

Negotiations for resoring the damaged gas pipeline continue. Artsakh Security Council Office

Since March 8 the gas supply to the Republic of Artsakh has stopped, as the main pipeline supplying gas from Armenia to Artsakh has been damaged, the Office of the Security Council of Artsakh said.

Artsakh resident wounded in Azerbaijani shelling

Today, at 10:35, the Askeran regional police department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that a resident of Khramort village, Suren Baghdasaryan, born in 1971, suffered shrapnel wounds to his back while carrying out agricultural work in the yard of his home when the Azerbaijani forces fired mortar shells.

Artsakh shelled by Azeri forces all night in latest ceasefire breach

The March 9 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani forces continued overnight March 10, the Artsakh Defense Army said.

What is the situation in Khramort village? The head of administration gives details

The situation was tense last night in the community of Khramort of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

Nikol Pashinyan, Charles Michel hold informal meeting in Paris

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia had an informal meeting in Paris with President Charles Michel of the European Council, according to the Office of the Prime Minister.

US de facto wages economic war against Russia, Kremlin says

The United States of America is de facto waging an economic war against Russia, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday, commenting on the statement by US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland that from the point of view of the US "this Ukraine gambit is a strategic failure for Putin."

Turkey sends Syrian mercenaries of Nagorno Karabakh war to fight Russian forces in Ukraine

Turkey has sent the Syrian militants who stayed in Nagorno Karabakh after fighting for Azerbaijan against Armenian forces in the 2020 war into Ukraine to fight against Russia, RIA Novosti reported citing a source from the Syrian opposition.

Azerbaijani forces open fire at Armenian positions on border

Around 13:10 on March 9, the Azerbaijani military units opened fire from various caliber firearms at Armenian military positions deployed in the western section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the Armenian Ministry of Defense said.

Azerbaijani Armed Forces fire mortars at Khnushinak village of Artsakh

On March 9, around 14:00-14:30, the Azerbaijani military violated the ceasefire in Artsakh, again firing 60mm mortars, the press service of the Defense Ministry of Artsakh reports.

"Open Doors Day" program launched in Stepanakert Mesrop Mashtots University

On March 9, the "Open Doors Day" program has been launched in Stepanakert Mesrop Mashtots University.

Armenian Ambassador presents Azerbaijani provocations to Member of Congress of Deputies of Spain

Ambassador of Armenia to Spain Sos Avetisyan met with President of the Committee of External Affairs at the Congress of Deputies of Spain Pau Marí-Klose, the Armenian Embassy reported on social media.

Around 100 Armenian-Ukrainians file residency application to Armenia diaspora agency

Around 100 Armenian-Ukrainians who want to move to Armenia have applied to the Office of the High Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs of Armenia, the Office of the High Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs said.

Artsakh gas pipeline repair works to start after demining

Bomb squads are de-mining the area of the damaged pipeline in Artsakh in order for repair works to start, Artsakh authorities said.

Everything being done to restore gas supply in Artsakh. Artsakh Foreign Minister

Azerbaijan has not changed its approaches, has not revised its plans and regularly resorts and will resort to provocations.

Stepanakert Art School provided with the necessary equipment

The Hakob Gyurjyan Art School of Stepanakert has been recently provided with the necessary equipment due to a telethon held in Artsakh on the initiative of the “High Technologies and Strategic Planning Center”.

10 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

10 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Russia says seized “secret documents” show Ukraine planned offensive operation in Donbass

Russian troops have obtained secret documents of the command of the National Guard of Ukraine which confirms that Ukrainian forces were covertly preparing an offensive operation in Donbass in March 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense claims.

Moscow expects Russian, Ukrainian foreign ministers to meet on March 10

Kiev has confirmed that a meeting between Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov will take place on the sidelines of a diplomatic forum in Turkey’s Antalya on Thursday so Moscow expects that the meeting will indeed be held, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Sputnik radio station on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Armenian Prime Minister arrives in Paris

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Paris, France on a working visit.

Artsakh Defense Army: Azerbaijan once again violated ceasefire at Khramort village section

At around 11pm on Tuesday, Azerbaijan once again violated the ceasefire, firing three 60mm mortar shells in the direction of the Khramort village in Askeran region.

White House spokesperson dismisses idea of establishing limited no-fly zone over Ukraine

The White House press secretary said on Tuesday a limited no-fly zone over humanitarian corridors to allow safe evacuations from Ukrainian cities hit hard by Russian forces could still escalate the conflict, leading the United States into war with Russia, Reuters reported.

Ukraine has possible solution on recognition of Crimea, DPR, LPR — Zelensky

Ukraine has a possible solution to the issue of recognizing the territories of Crimea and the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as Tass informs, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky told ABC on Tuesday.

"Extended Day School” program will be launched in Machkalashen

57 students study at the secondary school of the Machkalashen community of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

World Bank approves $723m financial package for Ukraine

The World Bank has approved $723m (£551m) in loans and grants for Ukraine, as the country fights against Russia, the BBC reports.

Zelensky says people who elected him aren’t ready for capitulation

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said the people who elected him president are not ready for capitulation or ultimatums.

The educational process at the Kochoghot school continues with great hopes

Students and teachers of the secondary school after Arthur Danielyan in Kochoghot community of Artsakh’s Martakert region continue their educational process with great hopes.

Artsakh MOD: Defense Army did not fire on Azerbaijan positions

The statement released by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that at around 6:45pm on Monday, the units of the Artsakh Defense Army supposedly fired on the Azerbaijani military positions located in the northeastern part of Artsakh is another falsification of the Azerbaijani MOD and an attempt to cover up its own ceasefire violation.

Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense continues disinformation campaign on border situation

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan continues to disseminate disinformation about the opening of fire by the Armenian armed forces in the direction of the combat positions of the Azerbaijani military units in this or that part of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.

Russia-Ukraine talks, 3rd round: expectations fail, continuation due soon

The third round of Russian-Ukrainian talks, held in Belarus on Monday evening, failed to yield the expected results, as both Moscow and Kiev delegates acknowledged, Tass informs.

Blinken expresses full support to Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke by phone Monday with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to offer continued support to the people and government of Ukraine and to condemn Russia’s attacks on Ukrainian cities and mounting civilian deaths. This is noted in a statement attributable to spokesperson Ned Price of the US Department of State.

14 tons of humanitarian aid sent from Artsakh to Ukraine

At the initiative of the Government of the Artsakh Republic, 14 tons of humanitarian aid, in the form of locally produced basic necessity goods, was sent to the residents of the Kiev and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine through the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Artsakh.

Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian Top Diplomats to Meet in Antalya: Cavusoglu

The foreign ministers of warring Russia and Ukraine, Sergey Lavrov and Dmytro Kuleba, respectively, have agreed to meet and discuss the ongoing conflict on March 10 in Turkey’s resort town of Antalya, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, informing he will also be present at the talks upon the two sides’ demand, Hurriyet reports.

Made in Artsakh. Online auction-sale of clothes made by students of Stepanakert "Antonia Arslan Armenian-Italian Educational Complex” Foundation to be held

The "Christians in Need" Foundation will organize an online auction-sale of clothes made by Italian masters who arrived in Artsakh and students of the "Antonia Arslan Armenian-Italian Educational Complex” Foundation.

One Armenian Soldier Killed, Another Wounded in Azerbaijani Shooting – Defense Ministry

One Armenian serviceman was killed and another was wounded after Azerbaijani forces opened fire at Armenian combat positions on Monday afternoon, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Kiev Refuses Granting Access to Russia-Proposed Humanitarian Corridors

The opening of humanitarian corridors, which were proposed earlier by Russia, are unacceptable for the Ukrainian side, Deputy Prime Minister for issues of reintegration on uncontrolled territories Irina Vereshchuk said on Monday, TASS reports.

Russian delegation departs for Belarus for third round of talks with Ukraine

The delegation of the Russian Federation departed for Belarus for the third round of negotiations with Ukraine, Sputnik Belarus reports.

President Harutyunyan received philanthropist Alek Baghdasaryan

On March 7, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received philanthropist, member of the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Educational Foundation Alek Baghdasaryan, the Preidential Office stated.

Defense Army: Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on regular basis

The Artsakh Defense Ministry has denied reports that its forces allegedly fired on Azerbaijani combat positions in the eastern border section on Monday,

Oil price soars to highest level since 2008

Oil prices have soared to the highest level since 2008 after the US said it was discussing a potential embargo on Russian supplies with its allies, the BBC reports.

Media Literacy Training organized in Stepanakert

On March 5 and 6, within the framework of the "Let's Strengthen Together" program, the "Perspective" NGO organized trainings on "Media Literacy" and "Initiative" in Stepanakert.

3rd round of Russia-Ukraine talks to take place on Poland-Belarus border

The next round of talks between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations will take place on Monday. This was announced by David Arakhamia, a member of the Ukrainian delegation and chairman of the ruling Servant of the People faction of the parliament, Tass informs.

"For the sake of resistant Artsakh." The "Social Work" master's program is in progress

On March 7, the regular course of the "Social Work" master program of the Armenian Educational Institution, co-financed by the Government of the Republic of Artsakh was held in Stepanakert's Mesrop Mashtots University.

Russia opens humanitarian corridors, holds fire for civilian evacuation in Ukraine

The Russian military announced it will hold fire starting 10:00 March 7 in Ukraine for the evacuation of civilians through humanitarian corridors.

Ukrainian military to blow up experimental nuclear reactor at Kharkov Institute

The Ukrainian Security Forces and the nationalist Azov battalion are planning to blow up a reactor at the National Research Center of the Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology and accuse the Russian Armed Forces of launching projectiles at an experimental nuclear reactor, as Tass informs, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Monday.

TikTok suspends live streaming, new content in Russia

TikTok suspends live streaming and new content adding to its video service, the social network said on Sunday in the statement posted on its website, news.am informs.

Powerful explosion occurs in Luhansk

A powerful explosion took place in Luhansk city on Monday morning, news.am informs.

Macron discusses Ukraine situation with Scholz, Johnson, Zelenskyy

French President Emmanuel Macron had a telephonic conversation Friday with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, news.am informs, citing TASS.

Berdashen ready to provide displaced compatriots with apartments. Head of Community

The population of the community of Berdashen of Artsakh’s Martuni region is mainly engaged in agriculture.

12 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

12 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Local elections will be held in a number of Artsakh communities. CEC

On March 4, a meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Artsakh was held.

US ready to engage in meaningful diplomacy with Russia

The United States will engage in meaningful diplomacy with Russia if Moscow shows willingness to do the same, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview with the BBC.

Putin urges neighboring countries not to escalate and worsen relations with Russia

Russia will continue its development and strengthen the transport and logistics infrastructure across the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, news.am informs, citing TASS.

Devotion is immortality...Harut Petrosyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many Armenian devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland.

President of Artsakh receives new Human Rights Defender of Armenia

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan received today new Human Rights Defender of Armenia Kristinne Grigoryan, the Presidential Office said.

15 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

15 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Google suspends online advertising sales in Russia

US-based Google has suspended search engine advertising sales on its platforms on the Russian territory, news.am informs, citing Reuters.

Coronavirus death toll over 6 mln globally

The COVID-19 coronavirus death toll exceeded 6 mln worldwide, according to TASS estimates based on official reports and conclusions of exports and mass media.

Fire in training center of Zaporozhye NPP extinguished

The fire occurred in the training center building of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) was extinguished, TASS reports citing Ukraine’s state service for emergency situation.

Macron speaks with Putin, and then with Zelenskyy

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and then with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, news.am informs, citing AFP.

Civilian Ukrainian citizen of Armenian descent killed in Kherson

A citizen of Ukraine of Armenian descent was killed as a result of military actions in the Ukrainian city of Kherson.

Artsakh President congratulates Vahagn Khachaturyan on election as President of Armenia

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan sent a congratulatory letter to Vahagn Khachaturyan on his election as President of Armenia, the Artsakh President’s Office said.

Rep. Ted Lieu condemns Sumgait and Baku pogroms

U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu has condemned Azerbaijani attacks on Armenians in Sumgait (1988) and Baku (2000) and ongoing aggression against Armenia and Artsakh, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Russian athletes banned from participating in Beijing Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has decided to decline Russian and Belarusian athlete entries for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games,Tass reports.

Russia delivers 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Ukrainian residents from Belgorod region

Russian servicemen have delivered more than 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid to residents of Ukraine from the Belgorod region, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday, Tass informs.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan retires from Armenian National Football Team

Captain of the Armenian National Football Team Henrikh Mkhitaryan announced today his decision to retire from the National Team.

Vahagn Khachaturyan elected President of Armenia

The Armenian Parliament elected today Vahagn Khachaturyan as the new President of Armenia.

Devotion is immortality....Aram Babayan

Many Armenian devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland during the 44-day war in Artsakh. Aram Babayan is one of them.

Germany’s decision on Nord Stream 2 will irrevocably affect relations with Russia — MFA

Berlin's decision to stop certification of the Nord Stream 2 project will cause irreversible damage to Russian-German relations, Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a comment, Tass informs.

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry issues disinformation on border situation

The statement issued by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that on Wednesday evening, the units of the Armenian armed forces had opened fire on the Azerbaijani military positions located in the northeastern part of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border does not correspond to reality.

26 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

26 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Armenian PM congratulates Russian counterpart on birthday

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia on Thursday sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Russia, Mikhail Mishustin, on his birthday, the PM’s Office said.

NATO expansion is aimed at searching for enemy — Russian diplomat

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko on Wednesday said the real goal of NATO is to search for an enemy.

West itself rejected dialogue on establishing new security architecture, says Lavrov

Western countries refused to discuss the establishment of a new European security architecture with Russia, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Al Jazeera.

China to not join sanctions against Russia

China will not join sanctions against Russia imposed by the West, the country's banking regulator said.

EU cuts off seven major Russian banks from SWIFT

The European Union has disconnected Russian banks subject to sanctions from SWIFT.

Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade to visit Armenia

Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade Reza Fatemi Amin will depart for the Armenian capital of Yerevan on March 3 to discuss the expansion of trade relations between the two countries, Mehr news agency reported.

Second round of Russian-Ukrainian talks to take place later on March 2

The new meeting between the Ukrainian and Russian delegations will take place Wednesday evening in the same membership as before, as Tass informs, Alexey Arestovich, advisor to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office said.

The construction of a new residential district on Stepanakert's Tigran Mets Street underway

The construction work of a 204-apartment residential district on Tigran Mets Street in Stepanakert is underway.

Lavrov says Russia won't allow Ukraine to obtain nuclear weapons

Russia's special military operation is aimed at disarming Ukraine, Moscow will not allow Kyiv to obtain nuclear weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with the Al Jazeera TV channel, a fragment of which was published on Wednesday on the channel's Twitter, news.am informs.

EU prepares fourth package of sanctions against Russia

The European Union is developing a fourth package of sanctions against Russia due to its military operation in Ukraine, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg announced on Wednesday, Tass informs.

"National Instruments at School" lesson-concerts program being implemented in Artsakh secondary schools

The Ministry of Education,Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh will implement a program of lesson-concerts "National Instruments at School" in the secondary schools of the Republic of Artsakh.

President Harutyunyan approved a Government's decision

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan approved a Government's decision on appointing Lernik Hovhannisyan Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports.

Devotion is immortality....Garnik Antonyan

Many Armenian devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland during the 44-day war in Artsakh. Garnik Antonyan is one of them.

45 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

45 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Sberbank leaving European market

Sberbank leaving European market

EU ambassadors agree to ban 7 Russia banks from SWIFT

European Union ambassadors agreed to exclude seven Russian banks from the SWIFT financial-messaging system, but spared the nation’s biggest lender Sberbank PJSC and a bank part-owned by Russian natural gas giant Gazprom PJSC. VTB Bank PJSC and Bank Rossiya are among the banks that would face a ban from the messaging system that enables trillions of dollars worth of transactions around the world, according to officials familiar with the decision, Bloomberg reported.

Blueprinting of Garden of Life commemorating Artsakh war victims to be completed in May

The blueprinting works of the Garden of Life – a park dedicated to the victims of the Artsakh war – will be ready in May, according to Sirekan Ohanyan, the Director of the Yerevan Project' CJSC of Yerevan Municipality.

Brent oil exceeds $111 per barrel for first time since July 2014

The price for May 2022 futures contracts for Brent oil increased 5.83% on London’s ICE, to $111.09 per barrel as of 05:46 Moscow time on Wednesday, Tass informs.

US closes its airspace for Russian flights

The US authorities are closing the country’s airspace for Russian aircraft, US President Joe Biden said in his State of the Union address to the US Congress, Tass informs.

World Bank prepares $3bln support package to Ukraine

The World Bank is preparing a support package for Ukraine totaling $3 billion and is studying Ukraine’s request for emergency financing, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank Group President David Malpass said in a joint statement.

President of Artsakh convenes Security Council meeting

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan convened a meeting of the Security Council today, the Presidential Office reports.

Due to the 44-Day Artsakh War, 5869 buildings damaged in the capital and Askeran. Restoration works underway

Due to the 44-Day Artsakh War, 5309 buildings were damaged in the capital Stepanakert.

No immediate plans for Putin-Zelensky talks — Kremlin spokesman

There are no immediate plans to organize talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Vladimir Zelensky of Ukraine, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

Machkalashen playground has been renovated

The playground in Machkalashen community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has been renovated.

Askeran's Edmon Barseghyan secondary school need to update the material and technical base

The students of Edmon Barseghyan secondary school of Askeran, the Republic of Artsakh, always keep the name and honor of the school high.

President of the Republic held a consultation on the state assistance program aimed at the fulfillment of credit obligations

On March 1, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an extended working consultation on the implementation process of the state financial assistance program aimed at the fulfillment of the credit obligations of individuals and legal entities experiencing a difficult situation in the aftermath of the hostilities unleashed against the Republic of Artsakh on September 27, 2020, the Presidential Office stated.

Pashinyan, Macron discuss situation around Nagorno Karabakh over phone

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, the PM’s Office reports.

We will gladly provide the vacant houses of Sardarashen to our displaced compatriots. Head of Community

There are ten houses in the free housing stock of the Sardarashen community of Artsakh's Askeran region.

US Congressman calls for unconditional release of remaining Armenian POWs and captured civilians

US Congressman Adam Schiff issued a statement condemning Azerbaijani attacks on Armenians in Sumgait (1988) and Baku (2000) and ongoing aggression against Armenia and Artsakh, the Armenian National Committee of America reported.

15 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

15 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Azerbaijan continues its state-sponsored policy of aggression against Armenia and Artsakh – US Congressman

US Congressman Brad Sherman issued a statement commemorating Azerbaijan's massacre of Armenians in Sumgait and Baku, the Armenian National Committee of America reported.

Rep. Pallone calls on US to recognize and denounce Azerbaijani violent assaults against Armenians

US Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. honored the memory of the victims of Azerbaijan's anti-Armenian pogroms in Sumgait (1988), the Armenian National Committee of America reported.

Five killed in California church shooting

A man shot and killed his three children and a fourth person before taking his own life on Monday in an outburst of gun violence that unfolded in a church near California's capital, Reuters reports citing the police.

Russia closes airspace to 36 countries

Russia has closed its airspace to carriers from 36 nations, including European countries and Canada, responding in kind to their move to close their respective airspaces to all Russian aircraft, AP reports.

We are ready to provide houses from the housing stock to our displaced compatriots.Head of Varnkatagh

The residents of the Varnkatagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert region are mainly engaged in agriculture.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 176 calls over last week

On February 21 to 25 the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 176 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

Lt Gen. Kamo Kochunts named Acting Chief of General Staff of Armenian Armed Forces

The First Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Kamo Kochunts will be the acting Chief of General Staff, the Ministry of Defense reported.

1463 children were born in Artsakh in 2021

In 2021, 1463 children were born in the medical institutions of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Artsakh Republic (734 boys and 729 girls).

Russia-Ukraine talks begin in Belarus

The negotiations between Russia and Ukraine kicked off in the Gomel region of Belarus, BelTA reports.

President Harutyunyan paid tribute to the memory of victims of the Sumgait pogroms

On 28 February, on the occasion of the 34th anniversary of the Sumgait pogroms, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the Stepanakert memorial complex and laid flowers at the monument to the innocent victims, the Presidential Office stated.

Stepanakert paid tribute to innocent victims of Sumgait Pogroms

Today, on February 28, Stepanakert paid tribute to the memory of the innocent victims of the Sumgait massacre.

Pentagon: Putin's order to put his nuclear forces on high alert could make things more dangerous

The Pentagon noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin's order to put his nuclear forces on high alert could make things more dangerous, Reuters reported.

A team chess championship with the participation of the military held in Stepanakert

A team chess championship with the participation of the military was held at the Republican Chess Sports School.

G7 countries say Russia will be held responsible for any damage caused to Ukraine

Today, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock chaired a video conference of the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union. G7 Ministers were joined by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. This is noted in a press release issued Sunday on the official website of the German Federal Foreign Office.

European Union closes airspace to Russia

The European Union has closed its airspace to Russia due to the situation in Ukraine, according to a document published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Monday, Tass informs.

Biden to discuss Ukraine situation with US allies on February 28

US President Joe Biden will hold a call with US allies on Monday morning to discuss the situation in Ukraine and their coordinated response, CNN reports citing the White House.

Armenian FM to participate in UN Human Rights Council High-Level session in Geneva

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan will travel to Geneva to participate in the session of the High Level segment of the UN Human Rights Council, the Armenian foreign ministry spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said in a statement.

Russia-Ukraine talks to begin on Monday morning

Talks between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations will begin in the morning on Monday, a source told TASS on Sunday.

Russia troops occupied Berdiansk city

The Russian military has taken control of the city of Berdiansk in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine. This was stated during a briefing by Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Tass informs.

Zelensky accepts Putin’s proposal, ready for peace talks

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal and is ready to negotiate peace and a ceasefire, Zelensky’s press secretary Sergey Nikiforov said on Saturday.

52 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

52 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Lukashenko pledges to provide all conditions for Russian-Ukrainian talks

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has assured Russian leader Vladimir Putin that Minsk is ready to create all the conditions for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, Tass informs.

US sanctions Putin, Lavrov, other Russian Security Council members

The US on Friday imposed sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other members of the Russian Security Council, the US Treasury said in a statement, Tass informs.

Putin ready to send delegation to Minsk for negotiating with Ukraine – Kremlin

Putin is ready to send a Russian delegation to Minsk for talks with Ukraine, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, RIA Novosti reported.

Russian forces block Kiev from west

The main forces of the Russian paratroopers joined the Russian paratroopers forces deployed in Gomel and have blocked Kiev from the west, RIA Novosti reported citing the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Putin says ready to negotiate with Ukraine

During a conversation with Chinese leader Xi Jinping , Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is ready to engage in high-level negotiations with Ukraine, RIA Novosti reported citing the Chinese State Television.

Zelensky offers Putin to start negotiations on ending military operations

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky addressed the Russian President Vladimir Putin and offered to start negotiations over ending the military operations.

Ukraine ready for talks with Russia on neutral status, presidential advisor says

Kiev wants peace and is ready to discuss Ukraine’s neutral status with Russia if such an option exists, Ukrainian presidential advisor Mikhail Podolyak told Reuters on Friday, according to TASS.

Ukraine ready for talks with Russia if such option exists. Presidential Advisor

Kiev wants peace and is ready to discuss Ukraine’s neutral status with Russia if such an option exists, Advisor to the Ukrainian Presidential Office Mikhail Podolyak told Reuters on Friday, Tass informs.

The construction of Martakert's N 1 secondary school is underway

The reconstruction of the secondary school No. 1 after Vladimir Balayan is underway in the city of Martakert, Artsakh Republic.

Neither Europe nor the US wants war with Russia — French Defense Minister

No European state, as well as the US, wants a direct military clash with Russia, because the Russian Federation is a nuclear power, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said on a radio Friday, Tass informs.

PM: Georgia will not impose sanctions on Russia

Georgia will not participate in economic sanctions against Russia, said Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

President Harutyunyan handed over the “Mesrop Mashtots” Order to Pastor of the Martakert region Father Hovhannes Hovhannisyan

On February 25, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan and Pastor of the Martakert region Father Hovhannes Hovhannisyan, the Presidential Office stated.

Devotion is immortality...Mher Baghdasaryan

During the 44-day war in Artsakh, many Armenian devotees died bravely while defending their Homeland. Mher Baghdasaryan is one of them.

47 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

47 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Macron says he phoned Putin on Zelensky’s request

French President Emmanuel Macron said he phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday on a request from Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

Ukraine ended up defending itself on its own - Zelensky

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said his country ended up defending itself on its own.

Biden: US won't fight against Russia in Ukraine

US forces will not fight in Ukraine, US President Joe Biden said on Thursday, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

Russian troops take control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

Russian forces have taken contol of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Stoltenberg: NATO has no plans to send troops to Ukraine

NATO has no troops on the territory of Ukraine and has no plans to introduce them into the country, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Reuters reported.

Russian military enters Kyiv Oblast

The Russian military entered the Kyiv Oblast, according to the Ukrainian border guards.

Iranian FM says Ukraine conflict rooted in NATO provocations

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that the situation in Ukraine was caused by NATO provocations and urged to focus on political and democratic solutions to the issue.

Armenian PM arrives in Kazakhstan

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Kazakhstan, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Chief of General Staff Artak Davtyan relieved from duties

By the order of Acting President Alen Simonyan, Lt. General Artak Davtyan was dismissed as Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces.

Ukraine severs diplomatic relations with Russia

Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with Russia.

Zelenskyy calls on world to form an anti-Putin coalition

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on world leaders to form an "anti-Putin coalition".

Large scale of construction work is carried out in Askeran region

In the Askeran region of the Republic of Artsakh, construction works are in full swing; the traces left by the war are being removed.

NATO representatives to have emergency meeting Thursday morning

Representatives of NATO countries on Thursday morning will hold an emergency meeting in connection with the Russian special operation that has begun, Reuters reported.

General Staff of Ukraine: Ukrainian military shot down 5 Russian planes and 1 helicopter in Donbas

Five aircraft and a helicopter of the Russian Armed Forces were shot down in the area of the operation of the Russian Joint Forces.

Armenian Minister of Defense departs for Russia

A delegation led by Armenian Minister of Defense Suren Papikyan departed for Russia on February 24, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Ukraine asks “strategic ally” Turkey for support

The Ukrainian Embassy in Ankara has officially asked Turkey to provide support after Russia launched a special military operation in Donbass.

Ukraine closing its airspace

Ukraine is closing the airspace for civilian planes, as news.am informs, reported the press service of State Enterprise for Ukrainian Air Traffic Management.

Russian Armed Forces are not delivering strikes against Ukrainian cities – Defense Ministry

The Russian Armed Forces are not delivering artillery or air strikes against Ukrainian cities and are striking military infrastructure with precision weapons, TASS reports citing the statement of the Russian Defense Ministry.

Ukraine media report about explosions in Kyiv, Kramatorsk, Odessa

Blasts are heard in Kyiv, Kramatorsk, Odessa, Kharkiv, and Berdiansk, news.am informs, citing UNIAN news agency.

Nationwide martial law introduced in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared martial law in Ukraine.

Zelensky says he wanted to have phone talk with Putin but he did not respond

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wanted to have a telephone conversation Thursday morning with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the latter did not respond. The Ukrainian leader stated about this in his video message, which he issued in Russian, news.am informs, citing Ukrinform.

Biden: The world will hold Russia accountable

US President Joe Biden issued a statement saying Russia had launched "an unprovoked and unjustified attack" on the Ukrainian people.

Decision taken on "denazification, demilitarization" of Ukraine - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he made the decision to hold a special military operation in response to the address of leaders of Donbass republics, TASS reports.

Gas prices in Europe surpass $960 per 1,000 cubic meters

Gas prices in Europe rose above $960 per 1,000 cubic meters on Wednesday for the first time since February 14, according to London’s ICE.

Azerbaijani side violated ceasefire regime. Defense Army

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan issued a statement, according to which the units of the Defense Army opened fire on the Azerbaijani positions in the south-eastern direction of the Artsakh Republic on February 23 at around 10:05.

UN Secretary General made statements on Ukraine incompatible with his status, Lavrov says

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made several statements on the situation in eastern Ukraine that are not compatible with his status, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, opening talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Alen Simonyan receives group of participants of three Artsakh Wars

Acting President of Armenia Alen Simonyan received today a group of participants of the three Artsakh Wars who receive treatment at the Soldier’s Home and the Republican Rehabilitation Center, the Presidential Office said.

Individual youth chess championship for boys and girls kicked off in Stepanakert

On February 23, individual chess championship for boys and girls was held at the Republican Chess Sports School.

Don’t let Turks buy land in Armenia; impose tariffs on Turkish imports

The Armenian government must take two important steps prior to opening the border with Turkey: 1) Forbid Turkish citizens from buying real estate in Armenia; and 2) Place tariffs on the import of products from Turkey.

Khachkar installed in the yard of the Armenian-Italian educational complex in memory of the fallen graduate

On February 23, a khachkar (cross-stone), in memory of Arsen Mardiyan, a sergeant who died during the 44-day war, a student of a former vocational school, was erected in the yard of the Armenian-Italian educational complex in Stepanakert.

90 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

90 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

I want to become Olympic champion and to wave the flag of Artsakh there. Artsakh Athlete

Artsakh athlete, bronze medalist of the European Sambo Championship Karen Sargsyan lived in Shushi before the 44-day Artsakh war.

Recognition of DPR, LPR not on agenda, says Armenian Foreign Ministry

The issue of recognizing the Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic is not on the agenda of Armenia.

Artsakh Security Council Secretary addresses congratulatory message on Fatherland Defender’s Day

Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Artsakh Vitali Balasanyan addressed a congratulatory message on the Fatherland Defender’s Day.

Ukraine will never recognize DPR, LPR, says foreign minister

Ukraine will never recognize the independency of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, the sovereignty of which has been recognized by Russia, Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday.

Armenia MOD: Azerbaijan has disseminated another disinformation

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has disseminated another disinformation, claiming that on Wednesday morning, units of the Armenian armed forces opened fire on Azerbaijani combat positions located in the eastern part of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.

Blinken says meeting with Lavrov on February 24 does not make sense

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken believes it does not make sense to go forward with a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov previously planned on February 24, Tass informs.

Russia hopes UN will rely on its basic principles in approach to Lugansk, Donetsk — Lavrov

Russia hopes that the UN Secretariat, before making any statements regarding Russia’s decision to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, will rely on the organization’s basic principles, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on the Rossiya-24 round-the-clock television news channel on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Russia President speaks about settlement of Nagorno Karabakh situation

Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev that certain agreements have been reached on the development of trade and economic relations in Nagorno-Karabakh, news.am informs.

Armenian Ombudsman presents violations of rights of border residents by Azeri troops to Dutch Ambassador

Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan met with Ambassador of the Netherlands to Armenia Nico Schermers, the Ombudsman’s Office said in a press release.

German Chancellor: Commissioning of Nord Stream 2 is on hold

Commissioning of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is on hold, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in Berlin on Tuesday, Deutsche Welle reported.

Russia is still ready for talks with US after recognizing LPR, DPR as independent —Russia MFA

Moscow is still ready for talks with Washington as the decision to recognize independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics doesn’t affect the readiness for dialogue, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on the Solovyov Live YouTube channel, Tass informs.

The residents of Sarushen create on the native land with the expectation of stability. Head of Community

The residents of the community of Sarushen of Artsakh’s Askeran region are mainly engaged in agriculture - cattle breeding and gardening. There are also those who are engaged in greenhouse farming.

Biden to block investments and trade of Americans with Donetsk and Luhansk regions

We expected such a move from Russia and are ready to respond immediately, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in connection with the recognition of the DPR and LPR by Russian President Vladimir Putin, news.am informs.

The students of Chldran school are brought up with patriotic spirit

The distinguished pedagogues of the secondary school after Dikran Izmirlian in the Chldran community of Artsakh’s Martakert region educate the students with patriotic ideas.

Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest and His Companions

The Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest and His Companions is dedicated to the blessed memory of the Armenian priests who fought alongside St. Vartan and the entire Armenian Nation for their Christian faith in 451 A.D. in the Battle of Avarayr, Qahana.am informs.

President of Artsakh welcomes recognition of independence of Donetsk and Lugansk by Russia

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan welcomed the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

NATO Condemns Putin's Recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk

NATO condemned the recognition by Russian President Vladimir Putin of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, BBC reported.

“Artsakh can never be part of Azerbaijan” – Vice Speaker Ishkhan Saghatelyan tells Australian colleagues

The Vice Speaker of the Parliament of Armenia Ishkhan Saghatelyan held an online meeting with the Co-Chairs of the Australia-Armenia Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Trent Zimmerman and Joel Fitzgibbon.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 172 calls over last week

On February 14 to 18 the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 172 calls.

Exhibition entitled "Azerbaijan is the Enemy of Civilization" opened at Dizak Art Center

On February 20, the Dizak Art Cultural and Youth Center organized an event, bringing together under one roof displaced Artsakh people, cultural figures and people interested in culture.

Khachkar is installed in the village of Haterk

A khachkar (cross tone) has been installed in Haterk on the occasion of the 34th anniversary of Artsakh Movement and the 29th anniversary of the liberation of the village.

The construction of an apartment building in Chartar is nearing completion

The construction of an apartment building in Chartar, Martuni region, is being completed.

Azerbaijani military opens fire at Artsakh army positions

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense released new disinformation accusing the Artsakh Defense Army units in opening fire on February 20 and 21 in the direction of Azerbaijani military positions deployed adjacent to the villages of Shosh and Taghavard.

Australia reopens its border to international visitors

Australia has reopened its international border for the first time in nearly two years, bringing joyful family reunions and a boost to tourism, BBC News reports.

Putin, Macron continued to discuss Ukraine in their second call in 24 hours, says Kremlin

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Emmanuel Macron of France held another telephone conversation regarding Ukraine in the early hours of Monday morning, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, informs Tass.

Military plane crashes in Iran

An F-5 fighter jet crashed on Monday morning near a school in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz, IRNA reports.

Artsakh State Minister hopes it would be possible to find peaceful solution in Donbass

Artsakh follows the developments in Donbass with a concern, State Minister Artak Beglaryan said on social media.

Nikolai Silaev proposes to start dialogue with Russian and Azerbaijani experts

Russian and Armenian experts want to place the bilateral dialogue at expert level on such an institutional basis which on the one hand will unite the influential political analysts, commentators and academicians, and will ensure connection with policy makers on the other hand.

Artsakh NSS able to ensure safety of President, every citizen, those who visited Artsakh

The National Security Service (NSS) of the Artsakh Republic (AR) has issued a statement. It reads as follows:

US, NATO must respond on Russia’s security guarantees demands substantively — Putin

The United States and NATO must give a concrete and substantive response to Russia’s proposals on security guarantees, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a telephone conversation with his French counterpart. Emmanuel Macron, on Sunday.

We must raise the issue of Artsakh status. Hrant Bagratyan

I do not think that the acts of reunification of Artsakh with Mother Armenia or recognition of Artsakh's independence can contradict the negotiation process mediated by the Minsk Group, let alone lead to war.

Today it is our duty to restore the fighting spirit. NA Deputy Speaker

February 1988 has a great meaning for our nation, and today it is our duty, especially after the war, to restore our fighting spirit.

On occasion of the 34th anniversary of the Artsakh Movement President Harutyunyan visited Stepanakert Memorial (Video)

On February 20, on the occasion of Karabakh Movement, the President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan, accompanied by high-ranking officials, servicemen and the members of the "In Defense of Artsakh" public initiative, visited the Stepanakert City Memorial.

Every Armenian should be proud of the "Made in Artsakh" label. Local Manufacturer

Stella Tosyan has initiated a small production of clothes in Stepanakert. She has created a local brand – NANE; it is produced for Na(men) and Ne (women).

Armenian Defense Ministry calls on Azerbaijan to refrain from spreading disinformation

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia informs that the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan continues releasing disinformation, accusing the Armenian military in opening fire at Azerbaijani military positions at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Donetsk People's Republic declares general mobilization

The Donetsk People's Republic Head of State Denis Pushilin announced general mobilization, TASS reports.

West will introduce sanctions against Russia in any case, Putin says

Western sanctions against Russia, as well as against Belarus, will be introduced in any case, a reason for this will be found, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a press conference following talks with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Tass informs.

Biden claims Putin made decision to invade Ukraine

The US Administration claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision to invade Ukraine, US President Joe Biden confirmed Thursday, Tass informs.

Furnishing work is being carried out in the newly built apartment buildings on Stepanakert's Tumanyan Street

Furnishing work is being carried out in the new residential apartment buildings built on Stepanakert's Tumanyan Street.

Russian top diplomat, US Secretary of State interested in new security talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and he are both interested in new talks on security guarantees, Tass informs.

New workshop opened in the Yeznik Mozyan Vocational School (photos)

On February 18, the workshop of the "Public Catering" department was opened in the Yeznik Mozyan Vocational School.

Law on occupied territories of Artsakh clarifies scope of Azerbaijan's accountability. Artsakh State Minister

The Parliament of Artsakh adopted the bill on the “Occupied Territories of the Republic of Artsakh” at the second reading, State Minister Artak Beglaryan said on social media.

Artsakh NA unanimously adopts law on Azerbaijan-occupied territories of Artsakh

At its special sitting held on February 18, Artsakh National Assembly unanimously passed, in the second reading and in full, the draft law "On Occupied Territories."

154 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

154 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

US deputy ambassador was told to leave in retaliation for Russian diplomat’s expulsion

The United States’ deputy ambassador, Bart Gorman, was asked to leave Russia in retaliation for a Russian diplomat’s groundless expulsion from Washington, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.

Blinken ready to meet with Lavrov late next week

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is ready to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov late next week, Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price said, answering to a question from TASS.

Biden, Scholz discuss results of their talks with Putin and Zelensky — White House

US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed the results of their recent talks with Russian and Ukrainian Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky, the White House said on Wednesday after their telephone conversation, TASS reports.

Devotion is immortality...Leonid Allahverdyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War in 2020, many Armenian devotees have sacrificed their lives while defending the borders the homeland.

Zelensky Approves Ukraine’s State Security Strategy with Allegations of Russia’s Threat

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has signed a decree, which approved the state security strategy of Ukraine. The document published on the president’s website, TASS reports.

Event dedicated to the 34th anniversary of the Artsakh National Liberation Movement organized in Stepanakert

On February 17, an event dedicated to the 34th anniversary of the Artsakh National Liberation Movement was organized in Stepanakert Grigor Narekatsi University.

Artsakh President convened an enlarged consultation

On February 17, the President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an enlarged working consultation dedicated to the issues of specifying the status of the citizens involved in hostilities and various support works in the rear during the war unleashed against Artsakh in 2020.

European Parliament: OSCE MG remains only internationally recognized format for Karabakh conflict resolution

The OSCE Minsk Group remains the only internationally recognized format for resolving the Karabakh conflict, as news.am informs, European Parliament's Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Report 2021 stated.

The residents of Chartar continue creating on their own land. Mayor

The residents of Chartar town of Artsakh’s Martuni region are mainly engaged in agriculture - cattle breeding and farming.

170 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

170 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Anti-Russian hysteria not allows US to be objective about situation in Ukraine — embassy

The ongoing anti-Russian hysteria in the United States does not allow US officials to look at the situation around Ukraine objectively, the Russian embassy in the United States said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Russian diplomat slams US statements on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as disgraceful

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has slammed statements by US officials claiming they have data about Russia’s alleged plans of aggression against Ukraine as disgraceful.

Only way to protect civilians is Azeri withdrawal near villages: Armenia and Artsakh ombudsmen present facts of crimes

Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan and Human Rights Defender of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan were on a fact-finding mission from February 14 to 16 regarding human rights in the communities of Taghavard, Karmir Shuka, Aghavno, Khramot and elsewhere in the Republic of Artsakh.

Biden, Scholz discuss results of their talks with Putin and Zelensky — White House

US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed the results of their recent talks with Russian and Ukrainian Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky, the White House said on Wednesday after their telephone conversation, Tass informs.

UK inflation hits 30-year high of 5.5%

UK inflation has increased to 5.5 per cent, the highest in nearly three decades, amid the tightening cost-of-living squeeze, The Independent reports.

Azerbaijanis took out the residents of Khramort from the vineyards by the threat of use of weapons. Head of Community

On February 16, the representatives of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces by the threat of use of weapons obstructed the agricultural activities of civilians in the vineyards in the administrative area of Khramort village, the region of Askeran.

Material and technical base of "Antonia Arslan Armenian-Italian Educational Complex" in Stepanakert to be replenished

The Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United States, His Grace Archbishop Anushavan Danielyan has donated $ 10,000 to "Antonia Arslan Armenian-Italian Educational Complex in Stepanakert to renovate and furnish the kitchen of the educational institution.

The students of Askeran Children and Youth Creativity Center brought up in a military-patriotic spirit. Director

Askeran Children and Youth Creativity Center was founded in 1993. Since its establishment, the center has been able to provide all the necessary conditions for children to spend the time interesting productively, to receive military-patriotic education.

When’s ‘our upcoming invasions, I’d like to plan my vacation’: Diplomat mocks US-UK media

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has jokingly asked American and British media outlets to release a schedule of Russia’s "upcoming invasions" of Ukraine for the current year.

Issues on the concept of healthcare system development were discussed with the President of the Republic

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened a working consultation dedicated to the elaboration of the concept of development of the healthcare system in the Republic, the Presidential Office stated.

Azeri intentions to arrest Artsakh president are void of any international legal base – Justice Minister

The Minister of Justice Karen Andreasyan says the initiation of criminal proceedings by Azeri law enforcement agencies against the President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan is void of any international legal base.

G7 foreign ministers to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine in Germany

G7 foreign ministers are planning an emergency meeting in Germany this week, TASS reports citing the Kyodo news agency.

Artsakh National Assembly passes, in first reading, draft law on occupied territories

On February 16, the regular sitting of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic took place and National Assembly passed, in the first reading, the draft law "On Occupied Territories."

180 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

180 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Head of Diocese of Artsakh warns Armenians to “come to senses” as cultural heritage faces Azeri annihilation

The Azerbaijani government continues the destruction of Armenian cultural monuments and churches in the occupied territories of Artsakh, falsely claiming that the Armenian writings and inscriptions on the churches are fake.

Russia to do everything it can to avoid war with Ukraine

Russia will do everything within its power to prevent a war with Ukraine, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Wednesday.

Azerbaijanis again fire in the direction of farmers in Artsakh. Artsakh Police

On February 15, The Askeran regional department of the Artsakh Police received a report on the Azerbaijani armed forces’ violation of the ceasefire and once again targeting the civilian population, informs the Artsakh Police.

Shooting exercises to be carried out in Artsakh for civilians in February-May

Shooting exercises will be carried out in the Republic of Artsakh in February-May 2022, the Security Council said in a statement.

US has no plans to deploy missiles in Ukraine — Biden

The United States has deployed no missiles on the territory of Ukraine, and was not planning to put them there in the future, US President Joe Biden said.

Anti-Russian sanctions to increase standoff around Ukraine — Chinese Foreign Ministry

Unilateral sanctions against Russia will only increase the rift and standoff around Ukraine, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Tuesday, commenting on the G7 statement regarding its readiness to impose sanctions against Russia, Tass informs.

Putin willing to hold talks on security issues, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin is willing to hold talks on security guarantees, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN, TASS reported.

Russian troops of Southern, Western military districts return to permanent deployment base after drills

The Russian troops of the Southern and Western Military Districts are returning to their permanent deployment locations after holding military exercises, RIA Novosti reported citing a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense representative Igor Konashenkov.

As Armenian monuments in Artsakh face Azeri encroachments, UNESCO rejects “political instrumentalization” of history

UNESCO continues working to send an Independent Technical Mission to Nagorno Karabakh, the UNESCO Press Office said in response to the query of ARMENPRESS, commenting on the alarms about the cases of distortion and destruction of the Armenian historical-cultural heritage in the territories of the Republic of Artsakh which have come under the Azerbaijani control after the 2020 war.

Ukraine lacks courage to admit unwillingness to fulfill Minsk accords — Russian diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said that the Kiev authorities lack the strength and courage to publicly refuse to fulfill the Minsk agreements since they understand how the global community will perceive it.

Devotion is immortality...Suren Abrahamyan

Many Armenian devotees have sacrificed their livesduring the recent 44-Day Artsakh War. Suren Abrahamyan is one of them.

133 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

133 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Construction work underway in Askeran

Improvement work and the construction of water lines are being carried out in a number of streets in the town of Askeran, Artsakh Republic.

1307 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

1307 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past one day, the Ministry of Health reported.

President Harutyunyan appointed chairman of the Civil Service Council of the Artsakh Republic

On February 15, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on dismissing Boris Arushanyan from the post of chairman of the Civil Service Council of the Artsakh Republic in connection with the expiry of his term of office, the Presidential Office stated.

Russian peacekeepers provide humanitarian aid to over 55 families in remote areas of Artsakh

The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, together with benefactors, organized the delivery of humanitarian aid to remote areas of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and its distribution to IDPs and large families.

Artsakh to remain priority in 2022 activities of French-Armenian community

Artsakh will be a priority in the activities of the Armenian community of France during 2022, Co-Chair of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF).

Bill on occupied territories of Artsakh to be an important document – FM Babayan

The bill on the Occupied Territories of Artsakh, which has been recently put into circulation in the Parliament, is going to be an important document and is a very significant step in terms of settling the Artsakh issue and clarifying the approaches on determining the international status of Artsakh.

The building of Drmbon kindergarten is being reconstructed

With the support of the ''Vallex'' charitable foundation, a kindergarten building is being reconstructed in the community of Drmbon of Artsakh's Martakert region.

Iran expresses willingness to mediate between Ukraine and Russia

Iran has expressed its readiness to become a mediator to resolve tensions between Ukraine and Russia, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, news.am informs, citing Tasnim.

Western states want to spark conflict in Ukraine but not to fight themselves. Lukashenko

Western states seek to spark a conflict with Ukraine’s participation, but they do not plan to fight themselves, Belarusian President Alexander said, informs Tass.

"Herankar" NGO launched a new program for children studying at home

"Herankar" NGO has launched a new program for children studying at home.

Kiev ready to address security guarantees in different formats, says president

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has said that Kiev is ready to discuss its security guarantees in various formats during a phone call with his US counterpart Joe Biden, according to the Ukrainian leader’s official website, Tass informs.

Devotion is immortality..Edik Baghryan

During the recent 44-Day Artsakh War, many devotees have sacrificed their lives for the salvation of the homeland.

101 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

101 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

The responsibles followed the contrustion work funded by "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund. Photos

Mainly large-scale projects are being carried out in Artsakh with the funding support of the ''Hayastan'' All-Armenian, which, based on the post-war realities, include both the housing sector and various road construction projects.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Monday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Number of COVID-19 infections in Russia surpasses 14 mln since pandemic began

Russia has registered 197,949 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, with the total number of infections reaching 14,133,509 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Sunday.

Kyokushin karate trainings for girls held in Stepanakert

Since May 19, 2021, Kyokushin karate trainings have been organizing for girls in Stepanakert.

South Korea bans its citizens from traveling to Ukraine

The South Korean authorities have banned its citizens from traveling to Ukraine due to rising tensions on the border with Russia, the country's Foreign Ministry website said, TASS reported.

The residents of Herher continues to revitalize the village. Community leader presents the daily life and problems (Photos)

The community of Herher of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 578 residents. They are mainly engaged in agriculture. The head of the Herher community Arman Aleksanyan told "Artsakhpress".

Blinken says confrontation with China is not inevitable

A confrontation with China is not inevitable, but the United States, together with its allies, must defend a rule-based system that threatens Chinese aggression, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, news.am informs, citing AP.

Russia reports almost 204,000 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia’s COVID-19 case tally rose by 203,949 over the past day to 13,731,794, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Friday, Tass informs.

Verin Horatagh community will have a kindergarten

The Verin Horatagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert region will have a new kindergarten.

The cultural life of Artsakh faces a number of challenges. Deputy Minister

The previous two years the cultural life of Artsakh was full of difficulties, which are conditioned, first of all, by the traces left by the 44-Day War and the epidemic spread in the country.

Russian peacekeepers hold firing exercises in Artsakh

As part of the planned combat training exercises, the servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent performed firing exercises and standards for driving armored personnel carriers BTR-82A at the training ground in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Friday.

On the eve of St. Sarkis Youth Day, master class on making symbolic gifts organized in Stepanakert

On the Eve of the Feast of St. Sarkis, the intercessor of youth and love, the State Museum of Fine Arts of "Shushi City Museums" SNCO organized a master class on making symbolic gifts and pancakes at the House of Paul Eluard Francophone Center.

181 daily COVID-19 cases reported in Artsakh

181 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Artsakh Ombudsman: Azerbaijan fired on Karmir Shuka and Taghavard villages

At around 5:50am on Friday, shots were fired in the direction of the monitored houses from the Azerbaijani positions located near Karmir Shuka and Taghavard villages of the Martuni region of Artsakh.

Artsakh FM pays first working visit to Brussels after 2020 War

On February 7-10, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan was on a working visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Artsakh MFA stated.

Biden warns Americans to leave Ukraine immediately

US President Joe Biden has repeated his warning that any Americans still in Ukraine should leave as soon as possible, Euronews reports.

Security Council Secretary, CSTO Sec-Gen discuss situation at Armenian-Azerbaijani border

Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan held a phone conversation with CSTO Secretary-General Stanislav Zas to discuss the current situation at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Grigoryan’s office said in a readout.

TUMO Box opens in Martakert, Artsakh

Today’s opening of the TUMO box in Martakert, the first in Artsakh, marked the launch of TUMO’s Artsakh expansion program.

Lavrov tells British top diplomat about Kiev’s reluctance to implement Minsk accords

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has informed British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss of Kiev’s reluctance to implement the Minsk Agreements, as Lavrov himself said at a press conference following his talks with Truss, Tass informs.

Russia’s Black Sea maneuvers comply with international law, Kremlin assures

All military maneuvers that Russian naval ships conduct in the Black Sea during drills comply with international law and trade routes are not affected, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, Tass informs.

UNESCO warns of ‘unprecedented crisis in the cultural sector’

Ten million jobs were lost in creative industries during the coronavirus pandemic – while thousands more remain imperiled – according to a new report from UNESCO. Released on Tuesday, the report outlines “an unprecedented crisis in the cultural sector” exacerbated by a decline in government spending on the arts in the years leading up to the pandemic, ARTnews said.

Cavusoglu says Lavrov may take part in Russia, Iran and Turkey FMs meeting on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov may take part in the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey on Syria in Antalya in March, the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Mevlut Cavusoglu said, informs news.am.

Construction work underway in Ivanyan

Construction works are underway in the community of Ivanyan.

President Harutyunyan made new appointments

On February 10, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on dismissing Armen Tovmasyan from the post of the Minister of Economy and Agriculture of the Republic of Artsakh in connection with his transfer to another job, the Presidential Office stated.

Serious work is a priority to bring weightlifting to a large scale in Artsakh. Nazik Avdalyan

Nazik Avdalyan, two-time world and European weightlifting champion has been in Artsakh for several days.

Devotion is immortality...Tigran Avanesyan

During the 44-Day War in Artsakh, many Armenian heroes sacrificed their lives while defending the borders of the homeland. Tigran Avanesyan was one of them.

Russian peacekeepers hold humanitarian action for over 100 schoolchildren in Artsakh

Specialists of the humanitarian response center of the Russian peacekeeping contingent organized and conducted a humanitarian action in a remote area of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

220 daily COVID-19 cases reported in Artsakh

220 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Armenian community’s educational centers, local facilities facing difficulties due to crisis in Lebanon

Lebanon is still in heavy social and economic situation, the country is facing a financial-economic crisis.

Armenian ambassador hands over “Mkhitar Gosh” State Award to Congressman James McGovern

On February 9th Lilit Makunts, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia met with Chairman of House Committee on Rules, Congressman James McGovern (D–MA), the Armenian Embassy in the United States said in a press release.

Armenian military denies as 'disinformation' Azeri accusations on opening fire

The Armenian Ministry of Defense is denying Azerbaijani accusations on opening fire on February 9 at the border, emphasizing that the statement is a “disinformation.”

Macron calls his dialogue with Putin substantive and rich

French President Emmanuel Macron called his dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow earlier this week "substantive and rich."

US Encouraged by France’s Diplomatic Efforts, Macron-Putin Talks — White House

The United States is encouraged by France’s diplomatic efforts regarding Ukraine and the recent talks between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday, TASS reports.

CSTO Will Provide Military Assistance if Armenia Applies for – Stanislav Zas

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will provide military assistance if Armenia applies for, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas declared today, Izvestia reports, ArmRadio reports.

President Harutyunyan signed a decree on making changes in the structure of the Government

On February 9, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree "On making changes and amendments to the Artsakh Republic President's decree ‘On the structure of the Government of the Artsakh Republic' " dated on 17 December, 2020, the Presidential Office stated.

NATO’s build-up near western borders poses threats to CSTO — Secretary General Zas

NATO’s military build-up on the territory of neighboring countries creates threats to Belarus and Russia and impacts security of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said at the Valdai International Discussion Club, reports TASS.

Devotion is immortality...Arman Avanesyan

During the 2020 Artsakh War many devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland.

Representatives of the Tufenkian Foundation discussed the programs to be implemented with the heads of Martuni communities

The representatives of the “Tufenkian” Charitable Foundation met with the leaders of Herher, Kherkhan, Tsovategh, Machkalashen communities of the Martuni region of the Republic of Artsakh to discuss various development programs to be implemented in those communities.

Russia reports over 183,000 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia’s COVID-19 case tally rose by 183,103 over the past day to 13,330,769, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Wednesday.

Germany, France, Poland urge Russia to start substantial European security dialogue

Berlin, Paris and Warsaw are calling upon Moscow to start a substantial dialogue on European security issues and to help defuse the situation in Ukraine, TASS reported citing a joint statement by the leaders of Germany, France and Poland.

1 more person dies of coronavirus in Artsakh

One more person who was diagnosed with COVID-19 has died in Artsakh, the Artsakh Ministry of Health informs.

Blinken, Cavusoglu discuss Armenia-Turkey normalization process

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the normalization process of the relations between Armenia and Turkey during a telephone conversation on February 8, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

"Tufenkian" Foundation renovated another house in Herher

The “Tufenkian” Charitable Foundation has renovated a house in the Herher community of the Martuni region of the Artsakh Republic, which was seriously damaged during the 44-day war.

Coronavirus cases worldwide top 400 million — US university

Cumulative novel coronavirus cases worldwide have exceeded 400 million, the US-based Johns Hopkins University said, Tass informs.

"Tufenkian" Foundation renovated an apartment belonging to the family of fallen freedom fighter

After the 44-Day Artsakh War in 2020, the Tufenkian Charitable Foundation continued its activities in Artsakh, focusing on a number of communities in the Martuni region, renovating and building community halls, first-aid stations, and apartments belonging to the families of fallen servicemen.

Macron arrives in Ukraine for talks with Zelensky

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Ukraine to meet with President Vladimir Zelensky, the French Ambassador to Kiev Etienne de Poncins said.

The Community Center of Tsovategh Reconstructed (Photos)

With the support of the Armenian Medical Foundation of America, the Armenian General Benevolent Union of Switzerland and the “Tufenkian” Charitable Foundation, the community center of the village of Tsovategh in the Martuni region of the Republic of Artsakh has been rebuilt.

The number of tourists visiting Artsakh increases

In January- February, 2022, the number of tourists visiting the Republic of Artsakh increased as compared to the same period of the previous year.

Putin likely to visit Turkey, but no specific dates agreed yet. Peskov

Moscow and Ankara have agreed on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Turkey, but no specific dates have been reported so far, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, reports TASS.

Putin claims Russia promised political shelter to Ukraine’s Poroshenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that he promised political shelter to Ukrainian ex-President Poroshenko, should he face difficulties.

Devotion is immortality....Arsen Arzumanyan

During the recent Artsakh War many devotees have sacrificed their lives for the salvation of the homeland.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 226 calls over last week

On January 24 to February 4 the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 226 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenia MFA: This action of Azerbaijan government is blatant defiance to decision by UN court

Vahan Hunanyan, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, has issued a comment on the statement by the Azerbaijani minister of culture.

117 daily COVID-19 cases reported in Artsakh

117 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

2486 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia

2486 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past one day, the ministry of health reported.

It is impossible to build peace in Europe without dialogue with Russia. Macron

At a press conference following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron called a conversation with Moscow a necessary condition for building peace in Europe.

Putin, Macron discuss Karabakh

Russia and France have reaffirmed the importance of the work of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in resolving the issues in Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)], Russian President Vladimir Putin said after the talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday, news.am informs, citing the Kremlin press service.

West cooked up ‘Russian threat’ to save face after Afghan flop, Zakharova

Washington and London have cooked up the threat of Russia ‘invading Ukraine’ for the sake of a "heroic fight" in order to carry out a provocation and then declare victory, which is a way to distract their public from their own domestic crises and restore the "undefeatable" image following the Afghan flop, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Monday, Tass informs.

Dollar loses value in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 481.26/$1 in Armenia on Monday; this is down by AMD 0.37 from the previous business day in the country, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia.

France's Macron thanks diplomats, military involved in return of 8 Armenian POWs from Azerbaijan

President of France Emmanuel Macron thanked French diplomats and military officials who have been involved in the process of returning 8 Armenian prisoners of war from Azerbaijan.

President Harutyunyan appointed new Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports

On February 7, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on dismissing Lusine Gharakhanyan from the post of Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Artsakh Republic, by her own request, the Presidential Office stated.

Stepanakert airport director’s powers terminated ahead of time

By the order of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Hayk Khanumyan, Erik Ohanyan’s powers as Stepanakert Airport company executive director have been terminated ahead of time—and under the Law on Joint-Stock Companies, news.am informs.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi starts Abu Dhabi-Yerevan-Abu Dhabi flights

As of Monday, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi airline has started operating the Abu Dhabi-Yerevan-Abu Dhabi flights, news.am informs.

8 more Armenian POWs return from Azerbaijan

8 more Armenian prisoners of war have returned from Azerbaijan at the mediation of President of France Emmanuel Marcon and President of the European Council Charles Michel, Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said.

The Artsakh Office of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Union is one of the Diaspora-Artsakh cultural bridges. Director sums up the year

The offices of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Union are in different parts of the world. Since the day of their establishment, from 1928 until today it has one goal: to preserve the Armenian culture and education, to contribute to the strengthening of the national culture and mother tongue.

Devotion is Immortality...Erik Hovsepyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War many devotees have fallen while defending the borders of the Homeland. Erik Hovsepyan was one of them.

1 more person dies of coronavirus in Artsakh

One more person who was diagnosed with COVID-19 has died in Artsakh, the Artsakh Ministry of Healthcare informs.

The Greatest Threat Against the State of Israel Is Iran: Israeli Prime Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett implied that ''Israel could launch a military strike against Iran even if the Islamic Republic and world powers revive their 2015 nuclear deal'', The Times of Israel reports.

Biden, Macron hold phone talks ahead of Macron’s visit to Russia

The president of the US and France, Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron, on Sunday discussed the situation around Ukraine ahead of Macron’s visit to Moscow.

Germany is ready to take ‘all necessary steps’ if Russia ‘invades’ Ukraine - Scholz

Germany and its allies are ready to take "all necessary steps" if Russia "invades" Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview published by the Washington Post on Sunday, when asked if the German government could halt the process to open the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

US experts request to permanently move ISS to lower orbit

American specialists asked to permanently shift the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) several kilometers lower, Ballistics Chief at the Energia Space Rocket Corporation (within the federal space agency Roscosmos) Rafail Murtazin told TASS.

China Supports Russia’s Proposals on Security Guarantees in Europe: Statement

China understands and supports Russia’s proposals on security guarantees in Europe, according to the Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development, TASS reports.

Central Bus Station of Stepanakert will be improved

In 2021, 5 new routes have been organized: Stepanakert-Dashushen-Stepanakert, Stepanakert-Krasni-Stepanakert, Stepanakert-Berkadzor-Stepanakert, Stepanakert-Karmir Shuka-Martuni-Nngi-Stepanakert, Stepanakert-Nngi-Martuni-Karmir Shuka-Stepanakert.

NATO's Stoltenberg named Norway central bank chief

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will become Norway's new central bank chief, the government said on Friday, despite opposition worries that the appointment of the former prime minister could weaken Norges Bank's independence, Reuters reported.

Russia, China urge all countries to build dialogue, trust — statement

Russia and China call on all states to strengthen dialogue and mutual trust, according to a joint statement adopted by the two countries on Friday, Tass informs.

Composer Artur Grigoryan passed away

Composer, musician, People’s Artist of Armenia, Artur Grigoryan has passed away at the age of 63 following a long illness, Director of the Armenian State Song Theater Armen Sargsyan said.

Steps taken to restore forests. The export of firewood banned. Minister

The export of firewood has been banned this year, which enables to curb deforestation to some extent.

The President of the Republic got acquainted with the construction works of a new settlement being built for the residents of occupied Aknaghbyur

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan visited the administrative territory of Krasni community of Askeran region, where a new settlement is being built for the residents of Aknaghbyur community of the homonymous region, occupied by Azerbaijan, the Presidential Office stated.

This year we plan to resettle 7,000 of our displaced compatriots in Artsakh. Hayk Khanumyan

In the current year we plan to resettle 7000 of our displaced compatriots to Artsakh and, according to the months, we have made a corresponding schedule.

US troops head for Eastern Europe

Paratroopers with the U.S. Army boarded aircraft on Thursday to leave for Eastern Europe amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia, Reuters reported.

Putin arrives in Beijing

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing. This is Putin’s first visit to China since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, reports TASS.

Devotion is immortality...Roma Lalayan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many devotees sacrificed their lives for the salvation of the homeland. One of them was Major Roma Lalayan.

US believes in indivisible security, wants to discuss it with Russia - US diplomat

The United States believes in indivisible security and wants to discuss with Russia how both sides understand the notion, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland has told TASS in an interview.

COVID-19 fatalities worldwide exceed 12,500 in past day - WHO

More than 12,500 coronavirus-related deaths were registered worldwide in the past 24 hours, making Thursday the deadliest day since July 2021, the World Health Organization said.

Facebook sees daily users fall for first time ever

Social media giant Facebook has seen its daily active users (DAUs) drop for the first time in its 18-year history, BBC News reports.

Minsk issues protest to Kiev over Ukrainian drone illegally breaching Belarusian border

Minsk has lodged a protest with Kiev over a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) illegally crossing the Belarusian border, as Tass informs the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday.

The construction of an apartment building on Stepanakert's Martuni Street underway

The construction of an apartment building on Martuni Street of Stepanakert is underway.

No specific date of Putin’s visit to Turkey announced yet, says Kremlin

No specific date of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Turkey has been agreed yet, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Thursday, Tass informs.

"High Technologies and Strategic Planning Center" Foundation funded 10 projects promoting the development of Artsakh

On February 3, High Technologies and Strategic Planning Center" Foundation, organized an event, during which the financing phase of the programs posted on the ahimnadram.com platform was launched.

The youth of Khnkavan contributes to the prosperity of the Motherland with their work. Head of Community

The Khnkavan community of Artsakh’s Martakert region was founded 100-150 years ago.

Stepanakert Rehabilitation Center provided with equipment

Recently, the representative of the German Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Baden-Württemberg, Pastor Tiratur Sardaryan was in Artsakh and Armenia on a charitable mission.

Armenian, Austrian Foreign Ministers sign joint declaration

During the official opening ceremony of the Office of the Austrian Development Agency in Yerevan, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and Federal Minister for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria Alexander Schallenberg signed a Joint Declaration, the Armenian foreign ministry’s spokesperson wrote on social media.

51 daily COVID-19 cases reported in Artsakh

51 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

4400 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

4388 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 379,266, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Armenia said.

World oil prices falling

World oil prices are dropping Thursday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Putin lauds Russian-Chinese relations as model of efficiency, responsibility

Relations between Russia and China have reached an unprecedented level and become a model of efficiency, responsibility and aspiration for the future, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an article for China’s Xinhua news agency, published on the Kremlin website on Thursday, Tass informs.

US troops deployment in Europe proves Russia has reason to be worried. Kremlin

The deployment of US troops in Europe is the proof that Russia has reason to be worried, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN's Matthew Chance in an exclusive statement later Wednesday.

President Harutyunyan followed the construction process of new settlements being built for the internally displaced residents

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the administrative territories of Noragyugh, Hovsepavan, Astghashen and Aygestan communities of Askeran region, where separate residential districts are being built for the residents displaced from the communities of Azokh and Drakhnik of Hadrout region, Karin Tak of Shoushi region, Avetaranots, Sghnakh, Jraghatsner, Moskhumhat and Madatashen of Askeran region, occupied in the aftermath of the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh in 2020.

Russian, Belarusian troops switch to combat cohesion in joint drills in Belarus

Troops from Russia and Belarus switched to their combat cohesion as part of an inspection of the Union State’s Response Force on Belarusian soil, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister rules out special status for Donbass

Ukrainian authorities rule out providing special status and veto power to Donbass, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said in an interview for Rzeczpospolita, published Wednesday, Tass informs.

Armenia-Turkey normalization to be “big step for entire region” – Austrian FM

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg expressed support to the establishment of peace and stability in South Caucasus, noting that Vienna will continue to care and show its dedication to the region and Armenia.

3-year-old Monica needs our support

3-year-old Monica, who has serious health problems, needs our support.

Armenia beats Israel 9:2 in Futsal friendly

The first friendly match between Armenia and Israel Futsal national teams took place in Beer Sheva on February 1.

Biden’s NSA Jake Sullivan, Erdogan’s chief advisor discuss normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations

United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Spokesperson and Chief Advisor to the President of Turkey, Ibrahim Kalin, held a telephone conversation on February 1, discussing also the current process of normalizing the relations between Armenia and Turkey, the NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne said in a statement.

"Civic Hub" NGO contributes to the strengthening of civil society in Artsakh. Co-founder

In 2019 the “Civic Hub" NGO was established in Stepanakert.

38 daily COVID-19 cases reported in Artsakh

38 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

2022 Winter Olympic Games torch relay kicks off in Beijing

The Olympic torch relay of the 2022 Winter Games kicked off on Wednesday in the Chinese capital of Beijing, reports TASS.

“Dialogue that makes us live" presented in Stepanakert

On February 1, “Metro” Theater of Yerevan presented the play “Dialogue that makes us live" at the Stepanakert Culture and Youth palace.

Putin says Russia's fundamental concerns were ignored

Vladimir Putin said that the US response on security guarantees makes it clear that Russia's fundamental concerns were ignored, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

US reacted negatively to Russia’s key demand on indivisible security — Lavrov

The United States reacted negatively to Russia’s key demand that the accords on indivisible security be implemented responsibly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after a phone talk with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Lavrov, Blinken to discuss Russian reaction to US solutions on security. Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart Antony Blinken will discuss Moscow’s reaction to the US solutions on Russia’s proposals in the security sphere in a phone conversation on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS, noting that following the conversation, a commentary by Lavrov for the media is expected.

Floods kill 11 people in Ecuador

Eleven people were killed when heavy rain flooded a road in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, the National Service for Risk and Emergency Management said, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

1061 residential houses being built with the support of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund

In Artsakh large-scale housing construction programs are a implemented with the help of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund.

The construction of 957 residential houses launched in Artsakh

As a part of the new housing program, work has begun in the direction of constructing more than 3,000 apartments.

"Extended Day School” program to be introduced in Aghavno

"Extended Day School” program will be introduced in the community of Aghavno of Kashatagh region.

The largest volume of capital investments of all time has been allocated for the work of the Ministry of Urban Development in 2021. Minister

In 2021, the initial volume of the state order for capital investments for the programs to be carried out by the Ministry of Urban Planning of the Republic of Artsakh was 9,242,113 thousand drams,which at the end of the year amounted to 25,460,300 thousand drams and 19,366,600 thousand drams at the expense of extra-budgetary means, making a total of 44,826,900 thousand drams, which is the largest volume allocated to the capital investment program of the Artsakh Republic of all times.

Reconstruction works underway in Khachmach

The Khachmach village of Artsakh’s Askeran region was founded in the middle of the 17th century. The village name is connected with the presence of many khachkars(cross-stones) in the village.

President Harutyunyan paid a working visit to Garnakar, Shahmashur, Tsmakahogh and Haterk communities of Martakert region

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan paid a working visit to Garnakar, Shahmasur, Tsmakahogh and Haterk communities of Martakert region, the Presidential Office stated.

33 daily COVID-19 cases reported in Artsakh

33 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

The number of marriages increased in Artsakh

During 2021, 5212 acts were registered in the sphere of registration of Civil Acts of the Artsakh Republic.

Armenia parliament speaker assumes powers of President

Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Alen Simonyan signed a protocol on considering the powers of President Armen Sarkissian terminated. Thus, Alen Simonyan assumed the powers of the President of the Republic.

TUMO Center in Stepanakert to get a new boost following 2020 war

The TUMO Center for Creative Technologies will do everything to boost the activity of its branch in Stepanakert, the Republic of Artsakh.

US gets Russia’s feedback on security proposals sent by Washington. Department of State

The United States has received Russia’s feedback on Washington’s proposals regarding security and de-escalation around Ukraine, a US Department of State spokesperson has told TASS.

Kremlin urges US to abandon policy of fomenting tension around Ukraine

Moscow is calling on Washington and its European allies to give up their policy of whipping up tension around Ukraine and assume a constructive stance, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday, Tass informs.

Pursuant to a Presidential decree, a Commission on Constitutional Reforms was established

Based on the need to improve the balance of powers of the branches of government, increase the efficiency of public administration, and pursuant to Paragraph 7 of Article 93 of the Constitution of the Republic of Artsakh, President Arayik Harutyunyan signed on January 31 a decree on establishing a Commission on Constitutional Reforms adjunct to the President of the Artsakh Republic, the Presidential Office stated.

Artsakh specialists are regularly trained in Armenia and abroad. Minister of Healthcare

In order to fill the shortage of the medical staff in the medical institutions of the Republic, 27 doctors-specialists have been sent from Armenia to different settlements of Artsakh to carry out professional activities within the framework of the "Doctors for Artsakh" program signed by the "Armenian Progressive Medicine" NGO, the Fund for Armenian Reliefand the Ministry of Healthcare of the Artsakh Republic.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 193 calls over last week

On January 24 to 27 the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 193 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

The salaries of the healthcare system employees to be increased. Healthcare Minister

In 2021 the salaries of the employees of the healthcare system of the Republic of Artsakh have been increased, in particular, doctors' salaries have risen by 25% of the doctors, the middle-level medical staff’s salaries by 15% and by 10% salary increase for the junior and other employees.

In 2021 work was done in direction of improving the building conditions of medical institutions. Minister

According to the agreement reached with Philip Egger, the director of the Swiss Foundation for the South Caucasus, work is underway to provide the Vank district hospital with the necessary medical equipment.

11 displaced families settled in Vaghuhas

The Vaghuhas community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has a very old history. The 7th century tombstone in the village testifies it.

Russian peacekeepers provided humanitarian assistance to a large family in Artsakh

The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent organized the delivery and transfer of targeted humanitarian aid to a large family in Stepanakert, Artsakh.

EU talks possible gas supplies with US, Qatar, Azerbaijan

The European Union is negotiating gas supplies with the United States, as well as Qatar, and Azerbaijan, in case Russia decides to cut or stop supplies, as Tass informs, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell wrote in his blog.

Devotion is immortality...Vigen Movsesyan

During the 2020 Artsakh War unleashed by Azerbaijan, many devotees have sacrificed their lives for the homeland’s salvation.One of them is Lieutenant Colonel Vigen Movsesyan.

Ukraine not ready for NATO membership — Lavrov

Ukraine is not ready to be a NATO member country, it will bring nothing useful to the Alliance, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in the Voskresny Vecher (Sunday Evening) program on Channel One, Tass informs.

19 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 19 new coronavirus case on January 30.

Blinken, Lavrov likely to have talks next week. US under secretary of state

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are likely to have more talks next week, Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, said in an interview with CBS on Sunday,Tass informs.

New EU sanctions to deprive Russia of goods necessary for strategic ambitions — Borrell

The European Union is working on new sanctions against Russia to deprive it of products it may need to attain its strategic ambitions, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday, Tass informs.

The Opening of "Narine Plus" Dairy Workshop Took Place in Artsakh Scientific Center

On January 29, the opening of "Narine Plus" dairy workshop took place in the Artsakh Scientific Center.

Devotion is immortality....Tatul Ayvazyan

During the 2020 Artsakh War unleashed by Azerbaijan, many devotees have sacrificed their lives for the homeland’s salvation. Tatul Ayvazyan was one of them.

US will send extra troops to Eastern Europe soon, says Biden

The US authorities are going to send some extra troops to Eastern Europe in the near future, US President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday, Tass informs.

Russia expands retaliatory list of EU representatives banned from entering country

Moscow has decided to expand the retaliatory list of EU representatives banned from entering the country, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated on Friday.

On the Homeland Defender’s Day recitation contest held in Stepanakert

On January 28, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Homeland Defender’s Day, the republican stage of the recitation contest organized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Artsakh Republic took place in Stepanakert's school N3 after A. Griboyedov.

‘We will be consistent in keeping high the title of Homeland’s Defender’ – Artsakh Defense Army Commander

Commander of the Defense Army of Artsakh, Lieutenant-General Kamo Vardanyan addressed a congratulatory message on the occasion of the Armenian Army and the Homeland Defender’s Day.

On the occasion of the Homeland Defender’s Day, the Artsakh parliamentarians and Security Council Secretary visited Stepanakert City Memorial

On the occasion of the Homeland Defender’s Day, the delegation of the Artsakh Republic National Assembly headed by Vice President Gagik Baghunts, Secretary of the Artsakh Security Council, Vitaly Balasanyan visited the Stepanakert City Memorial on January 28.

8 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 8 new coronavirus case on January 28.

President Harutyunyan received a group of members of the Union of War Volunteers

On the occasion of the Homeland Defender’s Day, President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan received a group of members of the Union of War Volunteers of Artsakh and bestowed them with state awards, the Presidential Office stated.

North Korea says it test-launched cruise missiles this week

North Korea tested long-range cruise missiles this week, Tass informs, citing South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

Armenian Armed Forces celebrate 30th anniversary of foundation

The Republic of Armenia and Armenians around the world celebrate the 30th anniversary of foundation of the Armenian Armed Forces on January 28.

Samvel Karapetyan is second on Forbes' 2022 list of ‘Kings of Russian Real Estate’

In 2021, the leaders of the Russian real estate market increased their revenues after the decline in 2020. This is stated in the 2022 ranking of the "Kings of Russian Real Estate," published by Forbes magazine, news.am informs.

British defense chief confirms plans to meet with Russian counterpart Shoigu

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed his intention to pay a visit to Russia and to meet with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, Times daily reported.

Devotion is immortality. Arthur Gasparyan

During the 2020 Artsakh War unleashed by Azerbaijan, many devotees have sacrificed their lives for the homeland’s salvation. Arthur Gasparyan was one of them.

Erdogan invites Putin to Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said he invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the country for talks, TASS news agency reported.

Arayik Harutyunyan's test result for COVID-19 is negative

Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan tested negative for coronavirus, Press Secretary of the President of Artsakh Lusine Avanesyan told Armenian NEWS.am.

The cardiologist from Yerevan conducts free consultation and examination in Stepanakert

Gayane Aghababyan, a cardiologist-arrhythmologist at Yerevan's Astghik Medical Center, has been conducting free examinations and consultations at the Stepanakert Republican Medical Center for about 2 weeks.

2556 COVID-19 cases reported in Armenia

2556 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 358,218, the ministry of health reported.

Construction of a new water pipeline for residents of remote areas has begun in Artsakh with the assistance of Russian peacekeepers

With the assistance of the servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, the construction and laying of a centralized water supply system for residents of the village of Chartar and nearby villages of the Martuni district of Artsakh has begun, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

World oil prices dropping

World oil prices are falling Thursday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Representatives of the political forces presented in the Parliament will be included in the financial institutions. The President convened a consultation

On January 26, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an extended working consultation with representatives of the political forces presented in the National Assembly, the executive branch, those of the Artsakh Investment Fund and the Fund for Rural and Agriculture Support, as well as the "Fides" Hypothec Company, the Presidential Office stated.

NATO fails to keep its ‘non-expansion’ promise and closes in on Russian borders — Medvedev

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) failed to keep its previously voiced promises regarding its non-expansion to the east and moved to the Russian state borders, as Tass informs, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said.

UK foreign minister may visit Russia within two weeks. Lavrov

UK Foreign Minister Liz Truss may visit Russia within the next two weeks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Wednesday.

Russia contributes to peaceful settlement of crisis situations, including in Nagorno Karabakh – FM Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia is actively contributing to the peaceful, diplomatic solution of crisis situations in various regions, including in Nagorno Karabakh, Syria and elsewhere.

Putin to hold phone talk with Macron Jan. 28 – Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to hold a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, reports TASS.

The Tufenkian Foundation will continue to do everything for the people of Artsakh to live and create on their own land

The Tufenkian Foundation was launched in 1999 to address the most pressing social, economic, cultural, and environmental challenges facing Armenia. It was founded by American-Armenian businessman James Tufenkian. Since 2003, the foundation has been operating in Artsakh as well.

Reconstruction works being carried out in Karmir Shuka and Taghavard

The damaged roofs of the residential houses of the communities of Karmir Shuka and Taghavard of the Artsakh Republic are being renovated.

Pfizer and BioNTech start trials of new Omicron-specific vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech have started clinical trials of a new Covid vaccine which targets the Omicron variant, BBC News reports.

Devotion is immportality. Vladimir Sargsyan

During the 2020 Artsakh War unleashed by Azerbaijan, many devotees have sacrificed their lives for the homeland’s salvation. Vladimir Sargsyan was one of them.

UK’s Boris Johnson says he is ready to speak to President Putin again

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that he was prepared to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin once again to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide exceeds 350 mln

The overall number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 350 mln, while the number of fatalities has surpassed 5.6 mln, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday.

A sitting of the Board of Trustees of the ”Shoushi Technological University” Foundation was held with the participation of the President of the Republic

On January 25 the sitting of the Board of Trustees of the "Shoushi Technological University" Foundation took place with the participation of President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan, the Presidential Office stated.

Lukashenko calls to create task force to protect border with Ukraine

Belarus needs to create a task force to protect its border with Ukraine where the situation is no more straightforward than at the border with Poland, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Austrian Foreign Minister to visit Armenia

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Alexander Schallenberg will visit Armenia, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.

Russia’s Central Military Command to hold five large-scale air defense drills this year

Russia’s Central Military District will hold five massive air defense drills with live-firings of surface-to-air missile systems at practice ranges in the southern Astrakhan Region and the Republic of Buryatia in Eastern Siberia in 2022, Central Military District Commander Colonel General Alexander Lapin announced on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Families belonging to different social groups and servicemen to be provided with houses

In the near future, families belonging to different social groups and servicemen will be provided with about 200 apartments.

WHO chief warns against talk of 'endgame' in COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization's director-general on Monday warned that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and it's dangerous to assume Omicron is the last one or that "we are in the endgame," The Associated Press reported.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan report power outages

Power supply disruptions have been reported in Kazakhstan’s largest city of Almaty and the Almaty region, as Tass informs, the zakon.kz news outlet reported on Tuesday.

The residents of Avdur believe in the future of the community. Head of Community

The residents of the Avdur community of Artsakh’s Martuni region are firmly attached to their native land.

Devotion is immortality. Karen Beglaryan

During the 2020 Artsakh War unleashed by Azerbaijan, many devotees have sacrificed their lives for the homeland’s salvation. Karen Beglaryan was one of them.

Group of NATO countries, including UK, threaten Russia with ‘unprecedented’ sanctions

Leaders of the United Kingdom and other leading NATO member states agreed that "an unprecedented package of sanctions" should be imposed on Russia if it invades Ukraine, the UK prime minister’s press office said in a statement after a video conference on Monday night, Tass informs

9 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 9 new coronavirus case on January 24.

Armenian FM to visit Luxembourg

On January 25-26, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will pay a working visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 271 calls over last week

On January 17 to 21, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 271 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

Mushkapat residents see their future only in Homeland. Head of Community

The residents of the community of Mushkapat of Artsakh’s Martuni region live and create in their native land.

US orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine

Relatives of US diplomats stationed in Kyiv should start leaving Ukraine, the US State Department said on Sunday.

Devotion is immortality. Michael Stepanyan

During the 44-day Artsakh War in 2020, thousands of devotees have fallen while defending the homeland. 18-year-old Michael Stepanyan was one of them.

90 tons of U.S. military aid arrives in Ukraine as border tensions with Russia rise

Continued tensions between Ukraine and Russia have led to the U.S. providing 90 tons of military aid that arrived in Ukraine, as roughly 100,000 Russian troops remain stationed along the border.

President Sarkissian entitled to retract resignation within one week

President Armen Sarkissian’s resignation will be formally approved if he doesn’t retract it within one week, Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan said during the parliament session, citing the Rules of Procedure law.

US considers deploying American troops in Baltics, Eastern Europe - NY Times daily

US President Joe Biden considers deploying ‘several thousand’ of American troops in the Baltic States and in the east of Europe, as news.am informs, news.am informs, citing New York Times daily.

President of Armenia informs about his decision to resign

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian informed about his decision to resign, the press service of the President’s Office stated.

Belarus’ Lukashenko warns West against attacking Union State

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko warned the West against attacking the Union State, Tass informs.

Ukrainian president authorizes sanctions against 24 Russian companies

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky approved on Friday a decree by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council to impose sanctions on several Russian companies, Tass informs.

A group of relatives of the missing servicemen met with the Deputy Commander of the Russian Peacekeeping Forces in Artsakh

A group of relatives of the missing servicemen met with the Deputy Commander of the Russian Peacekeeping Forces in Artsakh.

Germany wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year

Germany's new coalition government wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year to tackle both a demographic imbalance and labour shortages in key sectors that risk undermining the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reports.

Blinken and Lavrov convene in Geneva over Ukraine crisis

Round two of US-Russia talks over Ukraine and security have started on Friday, AFP reports.

Boris Johnson lifts COVID restrictions in England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of COVID-19 measures including mandatory face masks in England as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases caused by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Reuters reported.

Lavrov: Priority today is to start Azerbaijan-Armenia border delimitation, demarcation process

We proceed from the need for full implementation of the trilateral agreements which are enshrined in the statements by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia on November 9, 2020, January 11, 2021, and November 26, 2021, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated, news.am informs.

The residents of Noragjugh do not despair and realize that they have a mission. Community Leader

The community of Noragyugh of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 1517 residents.

Devotion is immortality... Hrayr Danielyan

During 2020 Artsakh War many devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland . One of the devotees is Hrayr Danielyan.

7 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 7 new coronavirus case on January 20.

Parajanov’s 'Triptych' screened at MoMA's annual ‘To Save and Project’ festival

The newly printed 35 mm copies of the restored three short films by prominent filmmaker Sergei Parajanov – “Hakob Hovnatanyan” (Armenia, 1967), “Kyiv Frescos” (Ukraine, 1966) and “Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme” (Georgia, 1985) – have been donated to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA in New York, ensuring the irreplaceable presence of Parajanov's art in their collection.

Blinken does not expect any ‘breakthroughs’ from Geneva talks with Lavrov

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is not expecting any breakthroughs from his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva while hoping to hear what Moscow decided following previous consultations with the US and NATO, according to his interview with Germany’s ZDF TV channel on Thursday made public by the press service of the US Department of State, Tass informs.

Armenia invited to Antalya Diplomacy Forum, says Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Armenia is invited to the Antalya Diplomacy Forum due March 11-13, 2022, Hurriyet reports.

We are starting a new stage of scientific cooperation and development of science. Minister

Recently, the President of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia Ashot Saghyan, the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Artsakh Republic Lusine Gharakhanyan, the directors of 16 institutes of the National Academy of Sciences and a group of representatives of the field have held meeting at the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.

Cavusoglu: Steps to increase mutual trust will be discussed at next meeting with Armenia

The Turkish foreign minister spoke about the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations.

Blinken seeks united front with European allies over Russia

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken heads Thursday to Berlin for meetings with key European allies, as part of a whirlwind diplomatic tour to stop Russia from marching on Ukraine, AFP reports.

Russia supports continuation of activity of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs: Zakharova on Aliyev’s statements

As a Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia supports the continuation of the work of the Co-Chairs in accordance with their mandate, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a weekly press briefing, when asked to comment on the latest statement of the Azerbaijani president who said that Azerbaijan will not allow the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to deal with the Karabakh conflict and that the “Nagorno Karabakh issue is closed”.

Pashinyan congratulates Johnson on 30th anniversary of establishment of Armenia-UK diplomatic relations

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Boris Johnson on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Devotion is Immortality... Nairi Abrahamyan

Many heroes have fallen during the 44-day Artsakh War while defending the borders of Homeland. One of them is 22-year-old Nairi Abrahamyan.

All the events planned for 2022 by the "Dizak Art" Center will be organized

"Dizak ART" cultural and youth center was opened in Yerevan on March 1, 2021, where the work of the culture and youth department of Hadrut district administration continues, as well as the activities of Hadrut Museum, Hadrut Regional Environmental Protection Service and the art schools are being regulated.

Aurora Announces the 5th Round of Support for Artsakh Projects

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative declared a new round of support for the projects in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) that help the people facing a grave humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the 2020 war.

Place in Paris to be named after Hrant Dink

A place in Paris will be named after late Istanbul-Armenian journalist, editor of Agos daily, Hrant Dink, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of international relations and francophonie Arnaud Ngatcha said.

Twenty-two displaced families settled in Arajadzor. Head of Community

The Arajadzor community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 660 residents.

“Armenia has no preconditions for delimitation” – Yerevan refutes Azerbaijani FM's claims

The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov’s statement that “Yerevan’s preconditions for starting delimitation are unacceptable for Baku.”

3 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 3 new coronavirus case on January 19.

Blinken in Kyiv urges Russia to take peaceful path

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Russia to take a "diplomatic and peaceful path" as an estimated 100,000 Russian troops have been deployed near Ukraine's borders, BBC reports.

Over 300 mln COVID-19 cases confirmed all over world, WHO says

The COVID-19 total caseload all over the world has surpassed 330 mln, while the death toll has reached 5.55 mln, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated.

Japanese musicians to perform Arno Babajanian's compositions in Tokyo

Talented Japanese pianist Takahiro Akiba has been awarded the Medal of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Armenia for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of Armenian musical culture in Japan.

Covid-19 pandemic ‘nowhere near over’, WHO warns

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning to world leaders that the Covid-19 pandemic "is nowhere near over", BBC News reports.

Artsakh's position was presented to the public of different countries through the leading media outlets of 14 countries. Artsakh FM

During 2021, the Artsakh Foreign Ministry had contacts with leading media outlets from 14 countries, who published various comments, interviews and articles.

Some political pressures on Azerbaijan will be required. David Babayan

It has been quite a long time that the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs are not visiting Artsakh.

‘We will continue to demand condemnation of crimes against Armenians’ – Artsakh Ombudsman

The Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Artsakh has issued a statement on the 32nd anniversary of the anti-Armenian pogroms in Baku.

Iranian President says his visit to Moscow may become turning point in Russia-Iran ties

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi before departing for Moscow said that his visit may become a turning point in political, economic and trade relations between Iran and Russia, the IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Preservation of geopolitical subjectivity of Artsakh of vital importance for us. Artsakh FM

The preservation of geopolitical subjectivity of Artsakh is of vital importance for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Artsakh’s Foreign Minister Davit Babayan said at a press conference today.

We will continue making Artsakh's voice heard all over the world. Artsakh FM

In 2021, we circulated 20 documents at the OSCE, 15 documents at the UN and 4 at the Council of Europe,which refer to the humanitarian, cultural genocide perpetrated by Azerbaijan and various political issues.

Guterres offers Merkel job at UN

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres offered Germany’s former Chancellor Angela Merkel to start working as a high-level advisor in the United Nations, DPA reported citing sources in the organization.

Azerbaijan MFA falls into hysterical rage by France FM statement

The Azerbaijani foreign ministry has fallen into hysterical rage by the statement made by French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, in which he accused Azerbaijan of "violating diplomatic ethics."

Armenian church revamped in Iran

The old structure, courtyard, and other premises of the Armenian Bushehr Gregorian Church in Iran have recently been rearranged and cleaned as local authorities plan to reopen the historical place to sightseers in near future, news.am informs, citing Tehran Times.

7 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 7 new coronavirus case on January 18.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Wednesday morning, and trading data attest to this.

NATO says it’s ready to resume briefings with Russia on exercises, nuclear policies

NATO is ready to engage with Russia to exchange briefings on exercises, discuss arms control and reduce the threat from nuclear weapons, Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance’s secretary general said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Russian foreign mission in Ukraine works as usual despite provocations

The Embassy and Consulates General of Russia in Ukraine are functioning smoothly, despite attacks from Ukrainian radicals and provocations from Ukrainian security forces, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Tuesday, Tass informs.

The branch of Anania Shirakatsi International Educational Complex will be established in Artsakh

In September 2022, we plan to establish the Anania Shirakatsi International Educational Complex in Artsakh, which will be a branch of the educational complex in Yerevan.

Six displaced families settled in Dashushen

The Dashushen community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 180 residents.

Kamo Vardanyan Awarded the Military Rank of Lieutenant General

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on awarding the military rank of lieutenant general to the minister of defense-commander of the defense army of the Republic of Artsakh major general Kamo Vardanyan.

Artsakh 2022 state budget envisages increase of the healthcare budget by 23.6%. State Minister

Artsakh 2022 state budget envisages increase of the healthcare budget by 23.6%, making 15.5 billion drams.

The Housing Committee will deal with the housing needs of all beneficiaries with great vigor. Artsakh State Minister

War-related programs have a great impact.

Polish OSCE Chairmanship reiterates full support to Minsk Group Co-Chairs after Aliyev tirade

The Polish OSCE Chairmanship reiterates its full support to the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, the OSCE Polish Chairmanship said in response to an inquiry from Armenpress when asked to comment on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s threats to “pressure” the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ attempts to deal with the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement – its mandate.

Azerbaijani intelligence uses fake social media accounts in attempted recruitment of spies from Artsakh

The Azerbaijani intelligence agencies have intensified attempts to contact residents of Artsakh via the internet, attempting to spread panic or gather information, the Artsakh NSS informed.

Over 2,000 troops engaged in live-fire drills in Russia’s northwest

Over 2,000 troops of the Western Military District are engaged in live-fire drills in the Leningrad Region in Russia’s northwest, the District’s press office reported on Tuesday, Tass informs.

We are ready to accept displaced families in our village. Head of Khnushinak Community

The Khnushinak community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 535 residents.

8 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 8 new coronavirus case on January 17.

Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe exceeds 325 million — WHO

The overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 325 million and the number of fatalities has exceeded 5.53 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

North Korea confirms tactical guided missile test on Monday

North Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA) confirmed that tactical guided missiles were fired during a test by its Academy of Defense Science on Monday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Russia-China friendship is not aimed against anyone — Lavrov

The friendship of Russia and China is not aimed against anyone, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference after talks with Croatian counterpart Gordan Radman on Monday, Tass informs.

Suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi kills 3, wounds 6

A suspected drone attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people and sparked a separate fire at Abu Dhabi’s international airport on Monday, police said, according to The Associated press report.

Artak Davtyan chairs consultation on ways to improve military discipline

Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Artak Davtyan chaired a consultation on the situation and improvement of the military discipline in the army, the defense ministry said.

Australia permits entry to foreigners vaccinated with Sputnik V

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has permitted the entry of foreign citizens inoculated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus, according to information published on the agency’s website on Monday, Tass informs.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 209 calls over last week

On January 10 to 14, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 209 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

President Harutyunyan approved decisions of the Artsakh Republic Government on the provision of financial assistance

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan approved the decisions of the Government on assigning lump-sum payment for certain groups of persons registered in the Artsakh Republic, the Presidential Office stated.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to start operating flights to Yerevan

During his working visit in the United Arab Emirates, President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian reached a new agreement with the UAE authorities about the expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the field of air communication, the Presidential Office said.

10 displaced families have settled in Shosh. Head of Community

There are 600 residents in Shosh community of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

Japanese authorities confirm North Korea launched two ballistic missiles

Japan’s Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said North Korea on Monday launched two ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan, reports TASS.

Devotion is immortality... Arman Aghajanyan

During 44-Day Artsakh War, many heroes, including 19-year-old Arman Aghajanyan, sacrificed their lives for the sake of Homeland.

French lawmakers call on Macron to demand apology from Aliyev for threats to presidential candidate after Artsakh visit

Several French lawmakers are calling on President Emmanuel Macron to demand an apology from Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev for the latter’s threats against Valérie Pécresse, the President of the Regional Council of France’s Île-de-France and a candidate for the French presidency who visited Armenia and Artsakh in December 2021.

Stoltenberg: NATO will not agree to withdraw troops from countries that joined the bloc since 1997

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday the bloc would never pull allied troops from member states that had joined it since 1997, Sputnik News reported, news.am informs.

US sanctions against Russian leadership risk breaking off ties between countries - Kremlin

The new proposed US sanctions, including against the Russian leadership, may break off all relations between the two countries, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on CNN on Sunday, Tass informs.

CCAF calls on French government to demand apology from Azeri authorities or else recall ambassador over Aliyev’s threats

The Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations in France (CCAF - Conseil de coordination des Organisations Arméniennes de France) issued a statement on January 13 regarding Azeri president Ilham Aliyev’s threats against Valérie Pécresse, the President of the Regional Council of France’s Île-de-France and a candidate for the French presidency.

32 years ago on this day..Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict

On January 12-15, 1990, in parallel with the massacres in Baku, the Azeri perpetrators launched an organized attack on the villages of Manashid, Azat and Kamo of Northern Artsakh in order to complete the policy of ethnic cleansing.

Future Russia-Japan peace treaty must reflect outlook for cooperation. Lavrov

A future Russian-Japanese peace treaty must reflect the outlook for cooperation, and not be confined to one phrase about the termination of the state of war, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday while speaking at a news conference devoted to Russian diplomacy in 2021, Tass informs.

Armenia, Turkey agree to continue negotiations without preconditions aiming at full normalization

Special Representatives for the normalization process between Armenia and Turkey, respectively, the Deputy Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Mr. Ruben Rubinyan and Ambassador Serdar Kılıç met on 14 January 2022, in Moscow, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Artsakh citizen arrested by Azerbaijani military after getting lost near Berdzor

A 69-year-old resident of the town of Berdzor, Artsakh Republic,accidentally crossed into Azerbaijani-controlled territory around 15:00, January 14.

The goal of the Armenian-Italian Educational Complex is to provide the Artsakh labor market with qualified craftsmen

The "Antonia Arslan Armenian-Italian Educational Complex” Foundation, with the adjacent workshops equipped with Italian equipment, has started its activity in Stepanakert since September 2021.

Russia supports Armenia and Turkey in establishing direct dialogue – Sergei Lavrov

Moscow supports Yerevan and Ankara in the establishment of a direct dialogue and hopes that it will be successful, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference.

We highly appreciate the mission of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Artsakh and consider unacceptable any attempt to cast a shadow on their activities. MFA

In his recent interview to a number of media outlets, President of the Azerbaijani Republic Ilham Aliyev, touching upon the Azerbaijan-Karabagh conflict settlement and regional processes, once again used anti-Armenian, destructive, expansionary vocabulary and ideas, dwelling upon relevant programs and goals, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

The residents of Tblghu see their future only in the homeland. Head of Community

The Tblghu community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 125 residents.

Two Armenian liftmen killed as elevator falls at hotel in downtown Moscow

Two citizens of Armenia have died as a result of the falling of an elevator at a hotel in downtown Moscow, Interfax reported citing the Russian ministry of emergency situations.

5 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 5 new coronavirus case on January 13.

Greek, Cypriot communities call on Australian government to formally recognize Armenian Genocide

The President of the Greek Community of Australia’s Melbourne and Victoria, Bill Papastergiadis and the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Theo Theophanous, with the support of the Pontian Federations of Australia, have written to the Australian Prime Minister calling on the Government to formally recognise the genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923 of Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and other Christian minorities, the Neos Kosmos newspaper reported.

OSCE Chairman-in-Office highlights need to finding peaceful solutions to regional and protracted conflicts

OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau underlines the need to pay special attention to improving the security situation in the OSCE area, particularly by contributing to finding peaceful solutions to regional and protracted conflicts.

Negotiations on missile limits should not take place in public, says Stoltenberg

Concrete possibilities for limits on the missiles of Russia and NATO should not be discussed publicly, since this will undermine the chances for success, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference in Brussels on Thursday, Tass informs.

Armenophobia is state-sanctioned ideology in “fascist” Azerbaijan – Artsakh FM on anniversary of Baku Pogroms

The Foreign Minister of Artsakh Davit Babayan described the Baku Pogroms as one of the manifestations of Azerbaijan’s genocidal policy and one of the bloodiest events.

Everything will be done to ensure high level of security in Artsakh. Arayik Harutyunyan participated in Defense Army Military Council session

On January 13, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan participated in the session of the Military Council of the Defense Army, dedicated to summarizing the results of the 2021 army academic year, the Presidential Office stated.

Situation in Kazakhstan stabilized, CSTO chief assures

The situation in Kazakhstan has stabilized thanks to the concerted actions of the CSTO peacekeepers, the Kazakh armed forces and local law enforcement, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said at the ceremony marking the end of the peacekeeping operation in the Central Asian country, Tass informs.

30 years ago on this day..Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict

On January 13, 1992, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces for the first time, with the use of Grad missile launcher shelled the Shahumyan settlement, the center of Shahumyan region of the Republic of Artsakh.

Armenian, Kazakh leaders discuss completion of CSTO peacekeeping mission

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a phone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

CSTO peacekeepers prepare to pull out from Kazakhstan

The CSTO peacekeeping forces in Kazakhstan have launched preparations for withdrawing from the country, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

Devotion is immortality...Onik Hovsepyan

During the 44-day Artsakh war, many heroes have fallen while defending the homeland. One of them is the hero from Martuni Onik Hovsepyan.

World oil prices dropping

World oil prices are falling Thursday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

The intra-community roads of Aghabekalanj will be asphalted

203 residents live in the Aghabekalanj community of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

First international flight lands at Almaty airport

The first international flight from Turkey’s resort city of Antalya has arrived at the Almaty airport after the resumption of its work, TASS reports citing the Civil Aviation Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development.

9 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 9 new coronavirus case on January 12.

298 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

298 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Artsakh Emergency Service: Another fallen serviceman’s remains found in Mataghis

The contingent of the Russian peacekeeping mission has transferred to the Artsakh State Service of Emergency Situations the remains of another serviceman that was found from the northeastern direction—in Mataghis village.

Flyone Armenia’s first flight from Yerevan to Istanbul scheduled for February 2

The Armenian Flyone Armenia airline received a permit from the Turkish government to operate roundtrip flights from Yerevan to Istanbul, Flyone Armenia President of the Board of Directors Aram Ananyan told TASS news agency.

WHO reports all-time global high of daily coronavirus cases

Nearly 3.4 mln coronavirus cases were recorded worldwide in the past day, the highest daily number since the onset of the pandemic, according to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday evening. The WHO statistics are based on official information provided by governments, Tass informs.

About 80 Americans cannot fly from Afghanistan

About 80 US citizens are unable to leave Afghanistan due to the lack of evacuation flights from the country, news.am informs, citing CNN.

Japan expresses protest to North Korea over missile launch

Tokyo has expressed a protest to Pyongyang through a diplomatic channel over the January 11 missile launch, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told the media on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Turkey defense minister expresses support for Azerbaijan in another military aggression against Armenia

A telephonic conversation took place between Azerbaijani defense minister Zakir Hasanov and Turkish national defense minister Hulusi Akar, news.am informs.

Almaty airport to resume operation on January 13, says civil aviation committee

Almaty’s international airport will resume operation on Thursday, the press service of the civil aviation committee of Kazakhstan’s ministry of industry and infrastructure development reported on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Russia-NATO Council meeting kicks off in Brussels

The meeting of the Russia-NATO Council began in the North Atlantic Alliance headquarters in Brussels, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

Sputnik V appears to be more effective against Omicron if compared to other jabs — Putin

Russia’s anti-COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V seems to be more effective against Omicron strain if compared to other vaccines, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

One of main tasks of Armenia peacekeepers in Kazakhstan’s Almaty is to prevent water supply system poisoning

One of the main tasks of the Armenian peacekeeping contingent in Almaty, Kazakhstan, was to prevent terrorists from poisoning the local water supply system. The commander of this Armenian peacekeeping contingent, Major Hayrapet Mkrtchyan, told reporters about this on Wednesday, according to TASS.

Pashinyan, Putin discuss Nagorno Karabakh and Kazakhstan over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephonic conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the Kremlin press service reports.

Armenophobia the guarantee of political life of Azerbaijani officials – Armenian Ombudsman

The real reason and source of Azerbaijan’s provocations on the border with Armenia is the state propaganda policy of Armenophobia and hatred which is being carried out by the authorities of that country, Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan told reporters today.

12 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 12 new coronavirus case on January 11.

12 displaced families settled in Krasni. Head of Community

The Krasni community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 306 residents.

289 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

289 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Healthcare said.

‘Official Baku undermines regional security’– Armenian Foreign Ministry issues statement

Armenia’s foreign ministry has issued a statement, condemning the gross violation of the ceasefire regime by the Azerbaijani armed forces in the eastern direction of the border of the Republic of Armenia with the use of artillery and UAVs.

Latest Azeri attack on Armenia: OSCE calls to "refrain from the use of force"

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) calls on Azerbaijan and Armenia to refrain from the use of force and engage in a meaningful dialogue to settle the dispute around Nagorno Karabakh, Bartosz Kempiński, Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Poland to the OSCE, spokesperson to the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, told ARMENPRESS, when asked to present the OSCE Chairmanship’s assessment of the January 11 deadly Azerbaijani attack on Armenian military positions.

Third Armenian soldier confirmed dead as a result of Azerbaijani provocation

In the zone of intense skirmish, which began after the provocation committed on January 11 by Azerbaijani subdivisions in the eastern direction of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, on the same day at midnight, the body of an RA Armed Forces serviceman was found with a fatal gunshot wound, the Ministry of Defense reports.

Azerbaijan opens fire toward Armenia village sector, one soldier wounded

A serviceman of the Armenian Armed Forces was wounded when his military position near Verin Shorzha in Gegharkunik Province came under fire from the Azerbaijani military around 15:15 on January 11, the Ministry of Defense said.

Omicron to infect more than half of Europeans in next two months, WHO says

More than half of people in Europe are on track to contract the Omicron coronavirus variant in the next two months if infections continue at current rates, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

13 displaced families settled in Kochoghot. Community Leader

The Kochoghot community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 435 residents.

About the past and the future ..A community impact project being implemented in Haterk

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, history teacher Arman Avagyan from Yerevan teaches at Haterk’s secondary school of Artsakh’s Martakert region .

Intensified inspections will be carried out in all directions: President Harutyunyan convened a consultation

On January 11 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an enlarged working consultation dedicated to the issues of revenue generation and cost planning of the 2022 State budget, the Presidential Office stated.

US has no grounds to counsel CSTO on what to do in Kazakhstan — Russian embassy

The United States has no grounds to counsel the peacekeeping contingent of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on how to restore order and observe human rights in Kazakhstan, the Russian Embassy in the United States said in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan detains almost 10,000 over deadly unrest

Security forces in Kazakhstan have detained 9,900 people regarding last week's unrest, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, according to Reuters report.

We are ready to provide houses from the housing stock to our displaced compatriots. Community Leader

The Poghosagomer community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 226 residents.

New commander elected of Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh

The Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh will be led by Major General Andrei Volkov, Sputnik Armenia reported referring to the source, news.am informs.

Shushi Theater in the villages of Artsakh. Puppet shows are held for children

The Artsakh office of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Union, under the auspices of repatriate Shant Charshafjian, who lives in the town of Martuni, is currently organizing tours of the Shushi State Theater in a number of villages in Artsakh.

2 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 2 new coronavirus case on January 10.

“Mission completed” – Kazakh leader announces upcoming withdrawal of CSTO peacekeeping forces

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on January 11 that the withdrawal of the CSTO peacekeeping forces from his country will start in two days, a week after their deployment.

No work on new Putin-Biden talks currently under way. Russian diplomat

A new conversation between the Russian and US presidents, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, is not in the works at the moment, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Monday following Russian-US consultations on security guarantees in Geneva, Tass informs.

European Parliament speaker David Sassoli dies

The President of the European Parliament EP), David Sassoli, has died in Italy at the age of 65 on Tuesday. This was announced by his press secretary Roberto Cuillo.

Arakel Martikyan appointed Deputy Chief of General Staff

Arakel Martikyan was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces>

Putin says peacekeeping forces will remain in Kazakhstan for 'limited' time

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that a Moscow-led military detachment deployed to counter unrest in Kazakhstan would remain in the Central Asian country for only a "limited" period, AFP reported.

CSTO Secretary General to visit Kazakhstan

Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas will pay a working visit Kazakhstan on January 11.

Damage to Business from Riots in Kazakhstan Surpasses $213 mln

The damage to business in Kazakhstan from riots in the country is estimated at more than 93.7 bln tenge (over $213 mln), press service of Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs reported on Monday, TASS reports.

Blinken says Russia aims to restore Soviet Union

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said Russia wants to resurrect the Soviet Union by gaining more influence over the former member states.

Situation in Kazakhstan stabilizes, National Security Committee says

The situation in Kazakhstan has stabilized following mass riots and is under control, the National Security Committee said in a statement on Monday.

Nearly 8,000 people detained in Kazakhstan following mass riots

Kazakhstan’s law enforcement agencies have detained nearly 8,000 people following mass riots, the country’s crisis center said in a statement on Telegram, reports TASS.

Mars helicopter Ingenuity preparing for difficult 19th flight

The plucky little helicopter exploring Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity, has exceeded all expectations and has lasted longer than even the most optimistic predictions. Originally designed for up to five flights, the helicopter is now gearing up for its 19th flight, which will be its first of 2022. But this flight won’t be easy, especially given the tricky take-off it will have to perform, Slash Gear reported.

Artsakh President: Radical Pan-Turkic circles are actively involved in process in Kazakhstan

In recent days, I have been closely following the developments in Kazakhstan, which are worrying and dangerous not only for Kazakhstan, but also for neighboring countries and contiguous regions, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan wrote this on Facebook.

West should unilaterally give up NATO expansion, says Russian diplomat

Moscow assumes that the west should unilaterally give up the expansion of NATO and liquidate the military infrastructure that has been created, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, who has arrived for the Russian-US talks on security guarantees, said in an interview with TASS on Sunday.

Kazakhstan security committee ex-chief detained

Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained Karim Massimov, the former head of the National Security Committee, on suspicion of treason, the security committee said on Saturday, Reuters reported.

US to discuss only bilateral security issues with Russia in Geneva - Department of State

US representatives will only discuss bilateral security issues during the US-Russia meeting in Geneva on January 10, a high-ranking Department of State representative told journalists Friday, Tass informs.

France fines Google and Facebook EUR 210 million

The French privacy service has fined Google and Facebook for violating the use of cookies, news.am informs, citing gagadget.com.

Kazakh president orders to open fire without warning

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in his new speech that he gave orders to law enforcement authorities and the army to open fire on "terrorists" without warning.

Armenia sends 100 peacekeepers to Kazakhstan as part of CSTO mission

The Armenian Armed Forces sent a peacekeeping unit (100 servicemen) to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO peacekeeping mission, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Pashinyan, Putin discuss situation in Kazakhstan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a telephone conversation with President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the PM’s Office said.

CSTO peacekeepers in Kazakhstan not involved in combat operations, reiterate authorities

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) peacekeeping contingent is not participating in combat operations in Kazakhstan and is only involved in protecting state facilities, the Kazakh presidential administration’s first deputy chief of staff Dauren Abayev announced, according to TASS.

France will pay more importance to Armenia, Artsakh also during its current presidency at EU Council – expert

Taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union, France will automatically give more importance to the issues relating to Armenia and Artsakh, not only as a friendly country of Armenia or as an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair, but also as an EU Council chair now.

President Harutyunyan partook in the Divine Liturgy dedicated to the Holy Nativity

On 6 January Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan together with the republic's top leadership and representatives of the Supreme Command Staff of the Defense Army partook in the Divine Liturgy served by Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan dedicated to the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ held in Gandzasar Monastic Complex.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Divine Liturgy served at the Holy Mother of God Cathedral in Stepanakert

Today Candlelight Divine Liturgy was served at the Holy Mother of God Cathedral in Stepanakert.

7 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 7 new coronavirus case on January 4.

Kazakh president accepts government’s resignation

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday accepted the resignation of the country’s government, which will continue performing its duties until a new cabinet of ministers is formed, Tass informs.

Georgia again rejects 3+3 format meeting

Georgia will again not participate in the 3+3 platform’s second meeting which is planned to be held in Turkey, Georgia’s Ambassador to Ankara George Janjgava told the Daily Sabah newspaper.

Artsakh President holds New Year’s first working consultation with law enforcement agencies’ heads

On January 4, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan held his first working meeting of the new year with the participation of the heads of law enforcement agencies, the Presidential Office stated.

Turkish Pegasus airline requests permit from Armenian aviation authorities to re-launch Istanbul-Yerevan flights

The Turkish Pegasus airline asked Armenian aviation authorities permit to re-launch its roundtrip flights from Istanbul to Yerevan, the spokesperson for the Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Sona Harutyunyan told Armenpress.

Serviceman arrested on suspicion of killing comrade

A serviceman is under arrest on suspicion of killing his comrade at a military base in Vayots Dzor Province.

Armenia PM, Iran President discuss ongoing regional processes

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