European Council President Donald Tusk condemned what he called Russian "aggression" in Ukraine, stressing that the best future for Ukraine and other countries in the region lay in close ties with the European Union. He was speaking in Brussels after a summit of the EU's Eastern Partnership, which brings together the ...
The EU told Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine on Friday that it "acknowledge their European aspirations and European choice", but only "in context" of a 2016 EU decision which said that association treaties will not lead to membership. It said it supported the "territorial integrity" of all partners, but did not refer to the ...
Bulgarian PM: Dialogue is the Only Solution For Stability in the Former Soviet Space.
''Dialogue is the only solution for stability in the former Soviet Union, where over the years there has been a lot of tension''. This was made clear by the words of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who participates in the Eastern Partnership meeting in Brussels. It is part of the European Neighborhood Policy and affects ...
Historical truth in Karabakh conflict is on Azerbaijan's side, says Russian expert.
The historical truth in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is on Azerbaijan's side, and Russia should behave more actively in this situation and support Baku, said Maxim Shevchenko, member of the Izborsk Club expert group, addressing a round table dedicated to this issue in Moscow.
State Committee: Armenians killed 189 children during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Despite the announcement of the ceasefire in 1994, unfortunately, Azerbaijan continued to record the facts of killing of Azerbaijani children by Armenians, Hijran Huseynova, chairman of Azerbaijan's State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, said on November 24.
Russian TV Backs Down After Calling Armenian Hero 'Fascist Collaborator'.
A Russian state television station has apologized after airing a segment about an Armenian war hero's collaboration with Nazi Germany. TV Zvezda, a station affiliated with Russia's Ministry of Defense, ran a feature on November 19 about Garegin Nzhdeh, a controversial Armenian nationalist figure. Nzhdeh fought against the ...
Armenian President Says Azerbaijan Won't Complicate Summit Communique.
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian brushed aside concerns that Azerbaijan could complicate agreement on the wording of the final communique at the European Union Eastern Partnership summit. He told RFE/RL on November 23 that the summit was not the place to discuss the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, which both ...
PM Boyko Borisov will Participate in the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit.
Fifth Eastern Partnership summit will be held today in Brussels. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is also expected to take part in it, reports sega. EU leaders will discuss with colleagues from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine how to strengthen cooperation in four priority areas. Heads of State and ...
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 122 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on November 24.
Foreign Ministry: Azerbaijan has right to defend itself like all other states
Azerbaijan has the right to defend itself like all other states, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Hikmat Hajiyev said in his interview with Portugal's Diario de noticias Mundo news portal, titled Armenia is the only mono-ethnic state in the world', the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend on November 24.
EU Eyes Closer Ties With Armenia Amid Tensions Over Brussels Summit Declaration
The leaders of the European Union and the six Eastern Partnership countries will meet in Brussels on Friday in an effort to deepen ties between the EU and the former Soviet republics. The summit's main event will likely be the signing of an enhanced EU partnership deal with Armenia. That pact, however, omits free trade and ...
European Union leaders are set to hold a meeting aimed at deepening ties with six of the EU's eastern neighbors. The November 24 Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels is designed to bolster trade and promote European values in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The EU is expected to sign a ...
Lavrov's expectations in Baku change to chagrin in Yerevan
The long-standing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict came to focus following the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to the region. Among other topics, the minister discussed the ways to the protracted conflict in Baku and Yerevan.
NATO Chief, Azerbaijani President Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev discussed the conflict over Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Brussels on November 23, with Aliyev reiterating Baku's harsh criticism of neighboring Armenia in the decades-long standoff.
Armenian Protesters Propose Students Serve In Military While In School
Armenian draft protesters proposed that students be allowed to serve in the military for several months a year while studying in universities as a way of carrying out Armenia's new military draft system.
Three Separatist Fighters Killed In Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh
The de facto military authorities in Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region said three of its fighters were killed and one was seriously wounded in a land-mine explosion on November 21 near the line of contact separating the combatant sides.
Armenian FM again resorts to lies, Azerbaijan says
It is obvious that substantive and intensive negotiations conducted by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs following the meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia held in Geneva on October 16 seriously worry Armenia, Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, said.
Three consecutive years Armenia has been third in the report Global Militarization Index, annually prepared by the Bonn International Center for Conversion . However, this is not an indicator Armenia can boast about.
The Washington Times: US should fund real allies, not illegal regime
America should fund real allies — not occupied, unrecognized territories like Nagorno-Karabakh, says an article by Jacob Kamaras, an editor for the Jewish News Service, published by the Washington Times.
Is tiny Armenia's out-sized political clout in Washington being used by Russia? – IPD
If there were ever any Russian efforts to co-opt either of the Armenian lobbying groups in the US, one might expect American policy makers to take notice, said the article published in the International policy digest .
Armenia 138 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hours
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 138 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on November 22.
No excessive optimism on Karabakh talks can be expected, says Lavrov
No excessive optimism on the Karabakh talks can be expected, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint briefing with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Yerevan, Sputnik Armenia reported on November 21.
Abandoning the Eastern Partnership Would Be a Terrible Act of Self-Harm for Poland
21 November 2017 Kataryna Wolczuk Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme By turning its back on Poland's leadership role in eastern Europe, the ruling Law and Justice Party is jeopardizing the country's security and its standing in the EU. Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski and his counterpart from ...
Russia cautions against 'too much optimism' over rapid Karabakh settlement
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov cautioned Tuesday against "too much optimism" over a quick resolution of the simmering Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict involving the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.The...
Lavrov Not 'Too Optimistic' Over Settlement Of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
During a visit to Armenia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said there is no cause for "too much optimism" over a resolution of the long-standing conflict over Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
This Friday promises to be hot for Armenia, as it may realize its dream of coming closer to the European Union. Armenia is hopeful at least to sign the Association Agreement with the EU at the summit of the Eastern Partnership in Brussels on November 24.
Baku protests against illegal Karabakh regime's 'head' France visit
Azerbaijan strongly protests against the visit of the head' of the illegal regime created in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, Bako Sahakyan, to France, one of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend.
This week's dream trip: Falling into Armenia's generous embrace
Each week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is Armenia. "When you encounter hospitality in Armenia, you're unlikely to forget it," said Ben Lerwill at BBC. The rugged, mountainous country has been renowned for its generosity to outsiders since the days ...
Armenian Dissident Goes On Hunger Strike In Push For Constitutional Reform
Prominent Soviet-era dissident Paruyr Hayrikian, who currently heads an Armenian political group, has gone on a hunger strike over what he says is the unconstitutional' behavior of the country's Central Election Commission.
Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 131 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on November 21.
Armenian Dissident On Hunger Strike In Push For Constitutional Reform
Prominent Soviet-era dissident Paruyr Hayrikian, who currently heads an Armenian political group, has gone on a hunger strike over what he says is unconstitutional' behavior of the country's Central Election Commission.
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