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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.