Ceasefire violations around Nagorno-Karabakh dramatically intensified early on Saturday, with Karabakh’s Armenian-backed military saying that it repelled major Azerbaijani attacks at two sections of the frontline.
One man was injured and several others reportedly questioned by police late on Thursday in what appears to be a bitter dispute two election candidates of the ruling Republican Party (HHK) of Armenia.
“Zhoghovurd” scoffs at the campaign motto (“Security and Progress”) that has been chosen by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Georgia has agreed to open new transport corridors that will be used by Armenia for commercial cargo shipments to and from Russia, Prime Minister Karen Karapetian said during an official visit to Tbilisi on Friday.
The European Union expects the Armenian authorities to hold free and fair parliamentary elections on April 2, having provided them with over $7 million in assistance for that purpose, a senior EU diplomat said on Friday.
“Zhamanak” suggests that President Serzh Sarkisian’s upcoming visit to Moscow could have important implications for Armenian politics.
A pro-government lawmaker acknowledged on Thursday that some candidates of the governing Republican Party (HHK) provide material assistance to voters in the run-up to Armenia’s parliamentary elections.
Defense Minister Vigen Sargsian assured the press on Thursday that he will not order Armenian military personnel to vote for the ruling Republican Party (HHK) despite topping the list of its election candidates.
Leaders of the Yazidi community in Armenia have urged the authorities in Yerevan to organize a separate election of members of the next Armenian parliament who would represent the country’s largest ethnic minority.
Authorities in Azerbaijan have issued international arrest warrants for three pro-Armenian members of the European Parliament who visited Nagorno-Karabakh and monitored a constitutional referendum held there this week.
“Zhamanak” says Prime Minister Karen Karapetian’s remark that he is eligible to stay on as prime minister after April 2018 was primarily addressed to Armenia’s political leadership, rather than the public.