The United States has urged Armenia to avoid doing business with Russian companies and individual entrepreneurs that have been subjected to U.S. sanctions in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged role in the Ukraine crisis.
Russia condemned the United States on Thursday for warning Armenia against business dealings with Russian firms that have been sanctioned by Washington as well as the European Union.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International demanded on Thursday the immediate release of another Azerbaijani civil society member arrested on charges of spying for Armenia.
Two Armenian and at least one Azerbaijani soldiers were killed on Thursday in continuing ceasefire violations along “the line of contact” around Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Haykakan Zhamanak” quotes a senior Russian official, Sergey Shukhno, as saying that Western economic sanctions imposed on Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine will not affect the ongoing formation of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).
The Honorable John C. Coughenour, Senior United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, was in Armenia to participate in a seminar for Armenian judges and a seminar for law students and recent graduates.
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