The three pilots of an Armenian combat helicopter shot down by Azerbaijani forces near Nagorno-Karabakh received full military honors on Tuesday as they were laid to rest in a state funeral attended by top military officials and hundreds of ordinary people.
Armenia’s First Deputy Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan met with Yerevan-based foreign diplomats and military attachés on Tuesday to brief them on a reported commando raid that gave Nagorno-Karabakh’s army access to the crash site of its downed helicopter.
John Heffern, the U.S. ambassador in Yerevan, made a case for Armenia’s close relations with the West on Tuesday, saying that they could help the country reduce the fallout from Western economic sanctions against Russia.
Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) said on Tuesday that it expects continued cooperation with one of its two main opposition allies, the Zharangutyun (Heritage) party, despite apparent differences between them.
Alexander Arzumanian, a former Armenian foreign minister and currently an opposition deputy, tells “Aravot” that Armenia will have to increasingly “cater for Russia’s interests” after joining the Eurasian Economic Union.
The body of one Armenian pilot and the remains of two others killed on board a military helicopter brought down by Azerbaijan forces near the Line of Contact in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 12 were laid to rest at Yerevan’s Yerablur Military Cemetery with full military honors on Tuesday afternoon.
RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian talked to RFE/RL Senior Editor Brian Whitmore on the rediscovered role of NATO in the wake of the Alliance’s summit in Newport, Wales, UK.
Ведущий воскресной аналитической программы Азатутюн ТВ Грайр Тамразян беседует о нынешней политике НАТО с редактором Русской службы Радио Свобода Андреем Шарым и американским блогером Брайаном Уитмором.
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