- Water levels in Nagorno-Karabakh’s largest reservoir, Sarsang, have dropped significantly due to Azerbaijan’s ongoing blockade.
- The Armenian government has given the green light to a proposal to construct a $120 million ski resort in Armenia’s Aragatsotn region.
- The Armenian government also approved $2.5 million in funding for the design and cost estimates for a new metro station in Yerevan’s Ajapnyak neighborhood.
Armenia signs on to US democracy statement – with Ukraine
By Mark Dovich Armenia joined India and Mexico Wednesday to sign on to a U.S. pro-democracy declaration while making reservations over a paragraph condemning Russia’s war in Ukraine. In a press release, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s office said it had refused to endorse a paragraph “demand(ing) that Russia immediately, completely, and unconditionally withdraw” from Ukraine because it “does not reflect all conflicts and crises in (a) comprehensive and inclusive manner and fails to address the fact of Azerbaijan’s acts of aggression” against Armenia. Armenia’s reservation on the declaration, put forward after U.S. President Joe Biden’s signature Summit for Democracy […]
EU mission a success if Azerbaijan doesn’t attack Armenia this
“Many Armenians believe there’ll be a spring offensive by Azerbaijan. If this doesn’t happen, our mission is already a success,” Markus Ritter, the head of the EU civilian mission on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, told Deutsche Welle Tuesday. The Russian-led CSTO security bloc is ready to implement the plans to deploy its own mission to the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin told RTVI Wednesday. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addressed U.S. President Joe Biden’s second annual Summit for Democracy Wednesday, thanking Washington for helping halt Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenia last September.
Are Governments Spying on Us?
Media consultant Artur Papyan sat down with CivilNet to discuss recent reports about the alleged use of spyware software to target journalists, dissidents and politicians in Armenia. Papyan also talked about if graphic footage appearing to show the abuse of Armenian soldiers and civilians by Azerbaijani forces should be allowed to appear on social media platforms, and what he thinks about the risks presented by artificial intelligence.
Stepanakert calls for dialogue, Baku insists on ‘reintegration’ agenda
An unnamed source in Russia’s Foreign Ministry told the Russian state-run news agency TASS that Moscow has warned Yerevan of “extremely severe” consequences if Armenia becomes a member of the International Criminal Court. The authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh have responded to Azerbaijan’s proposal for “reintegration talks.” U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried expressed concern over Azerbaijan’s recent military advances in Nagorno-Karabakh in a phone conversation with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.
Trauma has shaped me to commit to doing something useful:
Noubar Afeyan sat down with Lara Tcholakian to share his historical narratives and the role that his great aunt Armenouhi had on him and his brothers as children. The Armenian genocide has helped him better understand his place in the world and shaped the degree to which he has become committed to doing something useful for the world. To that effect, Afeyan explained the role that the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has had over the past eight years, and the reasons why the initiative will continue to expand worldwide. Afeyan shared his views on why it’s important to think and build […]
Russia warns of ‘extremely negative’ consequences if Armenia joins ICC
By Mark Dovich “‘Moscow considers official Yerevan’s plans to join the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court absolutely unacceptable.’” That is according to an unnamed source in Russia’s Foreign Ministry cited Monday by TASS, the country’s state-run news agency. The source added that Russia had warned Armenia about “extremely negative” consequences if Armenia joins the Hague-based court, which issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this month for his conduct in Ukraine. Earlier in the day, Moscow reported a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin and Vagharshak Harutyunyan, Armenia’s ambassador to Russia. A brief […]
Azerbaijan again advances troops in Karabakh, spelling fears of renewed
The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh remains tense after Azerbaijani forces crossed the line of contact Saturday in the Shushi region, taking control of a secondary dirt road. As a result, the Armenian villages of Yegtsahogh, Lisagor, Mets Shen and Hin Shen are now completely cut-off from the rest of Nagorno-Karabakh. That all comes as Nagorno-Karabakh itself remains isolated from Armenia due to Azerbaijan’s ongoing blockade of the Lachin corridor, now past its 100th day. Credits: Ruptly
Will Turkey survive if the opposition wins the election? A
Renowned Turkish political scientist and activist Cengiz Aktar sat down with CivilNet’s Eric Hacopian to talk about Turkey’s upcoming general election, the country’s continued de-Westernization, its “wagging the dog” relations with Azerbaijan, and the prospects for normalization with Armenia. He also discusses if a Turkish Willy Brandt could ever emerge to honor the victims of the Armenian Genocide.