The Armenian government will lose public trust and its credibility abroad unless it makes changes in the new Electoral Code demanded by the opposition, a leader of the Armenian National Congress (HAK) claimed over the weekend.
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian has ordered the Armenian government to reduce “corruption risks” in its handling of state procurements which has been repeatedly criticized by the country’s leading anti-graft watchdog.
Armenia’s government has denied claims by Samvel Babayan, Nagorno-Karabakh’s former top military commander, that it did not sufficiently reinforce the Armenian military in the years leading up to last month’s heavy fighting with Azerbaijani troops.
Relatives of an Armenian family of seven murdered in Gyumri last year demanded on Friday a hefty financial compensation from Russia during the ongoing trial of a Russian soldier charged in the massacre.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko reportedly backed on Friday a resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that would restore Azerbaijan’s control over the Armenian-populated territory.
James Warlick, the U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, told Azatutyun.am that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will try to cement the shaky ceasefire around Nagorno-Karabakh when they co-host talks between Armenia’s and Azerbaijan’s presidents.
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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