Russia is trying to organize renewed Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations in an effort to prevent another escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.
Armenia has again threatened to formally recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state if Azerbaijan attempts to reconquer the territory by force.
Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Iran’s ambassador to Armenia on Wednesday one week after holding talks with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehqan in Moscow.
Justice Minister Arpine Hovannisian has suspended the head of Armenia’s largest prison pending investigation into possible abuse of power alleged by law-enforcement authorities, it was announced on Wednesday.
Interviewed by “Aravot,” a former senior Armenian Foreign Ministry official, Marta Ayvazian, strongly criticizes President Serzh Sarkisian’s preconditions for restarting peace talks with Azerbaijan following the April 2-5 fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The march kicked off in Yerevan's Freedom square with burning of Turkish and Azerbaijani flags. The procession went through downtown Yerevan and concluded at the eternal fire of Tsitsernakabert, the Armenian Genocide Memorial.
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