Karabakh president joins mass rallies against blockade

  • Nagorno-Karabakh President Arayik Harutyunyan joined a sit-in in Stepanakert to demand Azerbaijan lift its seven-month blockade of the region.
  • The road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan via Agdam is closed, police said, as local residents gathered to set up a preemptive roadblock.
  • Armenian singer Masha Mnjoyan triumphed at this year’s Slavic Bazaar music festival in Belarus.
  • Armenian Deputy Education Minister Ara Khzmalyan was elected to serve as the next director of Yerevan’s Matenadaran museum and research institute.

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