Armenia greenlights long-stalled gold mine operations

  • The Armenian government signed an agreement with the mining company Lydian Armenia to greenlight operations at the long-stalled, controversial Amulsar gold mine.
  • Armenia rejected an Azerbaijani proposal to install checkpoints along the sole road connecting Armenia and Karabakh.
  • Russian peacekeepers confirmed that a ceasefire violation took place in northern Karabakh yesterday, but did not lay responsibility on either side.
  • An official at Russia’s Foreign Ministry warned a European Union diplomat that the EU’s newly deployed civilian mission to Armenia “does not contribute to real stabilization” in the region.

Credits: Ruptly