Tag Archives: Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan makes territorial claims against Armenia

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev on Thursday, February 8 delivered threats against Armenia, claiming that “Yerevan Khanate and Zangezur-Goycha are Azerbaijan’s history lands.”

Addressing the VI Congress of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party, Aliyev said “we must not and do not forget about our historical lands.”

New violence in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

Azerbaijan on Tuesday, July 4 violated the ceasefire on the contact line with Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh), using various caliber mortars and even employed a TR-107 rocket engine in the south of the frontline. Nagorno Karabakh Defense Army opened retaliatory fire to suppress the rival’s attacks. During the incident, two civilians – a 52-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl from Azerbaijan – were killed.

Armenian government can recognize Nagorno-Karabakh republic, if Azerbaijan renews a war

The government of Armenia on Thursday, May 5 endorsed a draft law for the recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
The draft law will further be introduced to Armenia’s National Assembly.
Earlier, MPs Hrant Bagratyan and Zaruhi Postanjyan introduced the proposal to the government.
According to them, Nagorno Karabakh meets the preconditions of international law for a sovereign state.
Yerevan’s decision to recognize Nagorno Karabakh’s independence will be determined by negotiations between the two Armenian states, also taking into consideration further developments and external factors, the Deputy Foreign Minister said later.
“There is no alternative to a peaceful settlement,” Shavarsh Kocharyan said.
“And if Azerbaijan attempts to avoid reaching a ceasefire and renews aggression, the issue of recognition will certainly be included in the agenda.”
Asked if the recognition would mean an end to the Minsk Group-mediated peace process, Kocharyan said: “It is Azerbaijan’s aggression that would bring the process to an end.”

Karabakh war may resume any moment, Armenian President says

PanARMENIAN.Net – War can break out at any moment in the Caucasus flashpoint of Nagorno Karabakh and there’s little prospect of talks to resolve the conflict, the President of Armenia said, according to Bloomberg.

USA | Warring sides declare ceasefire over Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan and the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh said on Tuesday they were halting hostilities after four days of intense fighting between them that had prompted warnings the conflict could spiral into all-out war.

Reuters was not immediately able to verify whether the fighting – a resurgence of a decades-old conflict over the status of the region – had, in fact, stopped.