Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Armenia-Azerbaijan Relations

Azerbaijan’s presidential envoy says people that fled Nagorno-Karabakh can return

The residents of Nagorno-Karabakh who fled the region following a counterterrorism operation by Baku can return to their homes, Elchin Amirbekov, an Azerbaijani presidential envoy for special assignments, has said in an interview with Radio J.

France says to deliver weapons to Armenia

Paris will deliver unspecified military equipment to Yerevan, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna has stated while visiting Armenia.

UN mission arrives in Nagorno-Karabakh

Vehicles of the UN mission assessing the humanitarian situation and the needs of the local population have arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani news agency APA has reported.

Yerevan says over 80 percent of ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh

An ethnic Armenian exodus has nearly emptied Nagorno-Karabakh of residents since Azerbaijan attacked the breakaway region and ordered the fighter groups to disarm, the Armenian government has announced.

UN plans to send mission to Nagorno-Karabakh as exodus nears 100,000

The United Nations is to send a mission to Nagorno-Karabakh this weekend, its first access to the disputed region in about 30 years. It comes amid reports that nearly 80 percent of the ethnic Armenian population of the region have been displaced.

Local leader says ‘Nagorno-Karabakh republic’ will no longer exist

The authorities of Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh announced on Thursday the dissolution of the self-proclaimed republic after a Russian-mediated truce ended a flare-up of hostilities between the enclave and Baku.

Over half of Karabakh population fled: Armenia

More than 65,000 Armenians have fled Nagorno-Karabakh for Armenia, Yerevan announced Thursday, as the exodus continues from the breakaway enclave which Azerbaijan recaptured last week in a lighting offensive.

Russia calls on Armenian leadership to remember plight of countries that pinned future on US

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has advised the Armenian leadership to remember what he described as the unenviable fate of countries that relied on Washington.

Yerevan says over a third of Nagorno-Karabakh’s ethnic Armenians fled region

More than a third of the 120,000 ethnic Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh have fled the region as part of an exodus triggered by a military offensive which brought the enclave back under Azerbaijan’s control, Yerevan announced on Wednesday.

Azerbaijan says ready to organize UN mission to Karabakh

The authorities of Azerbaijan are ready to organize a visit of a UN mission to Nagorno-Karabakh, Azeri President Ilham Aliyev said during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Iran, Russia urge direct talks for south Caucasus stability amid lingering tensions

In a telephone conversation, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, reviewed the latest regional developments and stressed the need for resolving issues in the South Caucasus region through direct dialogue between Iran and Russia.

Kremlin says Putin, Raisi discuss steps to ensure Iran joining full-fledged BRICS activities, Nagorno-Karabakh

The Kremlin announced on Tuesday that the Russian and Iranian presidents held a telephone conversation on Tuesday at the initiative of the Iranian side. Vladimir Putin and Ebrahim Raisi have discussed the steps to ensure Tehran's joining full-fledged BRICS activities as well as the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh and the normalization of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations.

Russia says Armenian PM making a big mistake by flirting with West

Moscow told Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday that he had only to blame himself for Baku's victory over Nagorno-Karabakh because he had insisted on flirting with the West rather than working with Russia and Azerbaijan for peace.

Senior US officials visit Armenia after Nagorno-Karabakh operation

Senior US officials have arrived in Armenia after neighboring Azerbaijan launched a full-scale military operation last week in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh region and forced the evacuation of thousands of ethnic Armenians.

Erdogan says Azerbaijan ‘forced’ to conduct operation in Nagorno-Karabakh

Baku was forced to conduct its counterterrorism operation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Monday after talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, in Nakhchivan.

First convoy of humanitarian aid enters Nagorno-Karabakh

The first convoy of humanitarian aid entered Nagorno-Karabakh days after a Russian-brokered ceasefire deal ended Azerbaijan’s military operation against Armenian residents of the breakaway region. Armenian separatists have reportedly begun laying down their weapons.

US delegation in Armenia to express support over Nagorno-Karabakh

A US congressional delegation was meeting Armenia's leaders on Saturday to show support for the Yerevan government in the wake of protests rocking the Caucasus nation after Azerbaijan reclaimed control over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.

Iran Resumes flights to Azerbaijan and Armenia following peace agreement

The spokesperson for Iran's Civil Aviation Organization confirmed that flights between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as Armenia have recommenced.

Moscow confirms Russian peacekeepers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh

A group of Russian peacekeepers were killed in Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, when their vehicle came under small-arms fire, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed.

Azerbaijan announces ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense announced that an agreement was reached to halt "anti-terrorist activities" in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 20 from 13:00 local time (9:00 GMT).

Azerbaijan says to end operation in Nagorno-Karabakh once “military” lays down arms

Baku will end its "anti-terrorist activities" in Nagorno-Karabakh if Armenian fighters lay down their weapons, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, according to the presidential press service.

Int’l community cannot remain indifferent’ to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Argentina

Argentina’s leader Alberto Fernandez has called on the international community to respond to Azerbaijan’s latest offensive in the Armenian-populated breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Turkey re-asserts support for Azerbaijan in dispute with Armenia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said while Ankara has supported negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region remains an Azerbaijani territory.

Armenia says Azerbaijan has ‘unleashed large-scale aggression’

The Armenian Foreign Ministry has accused Azerbaijan of unleashing “another large-scale aggression against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh,” after Baku announced local “counter-terrorism measures” in the disputed region.

Azerbaijan announces ‘counter-terrorism measures’ in Nagorno-Karabakh

The Azerbaijani military launched “counter-terrorism measures of a local nature” in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday. Baku has touted the operation as a way to “thwart large-scale provocations” by the Armenian side.

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