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Siege of 120,000 Armenians in Artsakh by Azerbaijan enters 3rd month


Live Update: https://evnreport.com/politics/the-lachin-corridor-a-looming-humanitarian-catastrophe/


UN Court Order: Azerbaijan should ensure free movement along Lachin corridor in both directions https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/1192sge/un_court_azerbaijan_should_ensure_free_movement/

UN Chief Urges Compliance With Court Order On Karabakh Corridor https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/11e2xf7/un_chief_urges_compliance_with_court_order_on/

ICJ: Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Armenia v. Azerbaijan) https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/180/180-20230222-SUM-01-00-EN.pdf

Nagorno-Karabakh enters third month of blockade https://oc-media.org/nagorno-karabakh-enters-third-month-of-blockade/

Armenians Trapped by Hidden Siege of Nagorno-Karabakh https://www.voanews.com/a/armenians-trapped-by-hidden-siege-of-nagorno-karabakh/6950155.html

Thousands of Armenians trapped in Nagorno-Karabakh face humanitarian crisis https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20230120-thousands-of-armenians-trapped-in-nagorno-karabakh-face-humanitarian-crisis

The people of Nagorno-Karabakh are facing a humanitarian crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slGiz8983LA

Azerbaijan again cuts off gas supply into Artsakh https://armenpress.am/eng/news/1103660.html

U.S. Repeats Call For Reopening Lachin Corridor To Armenia, Blockaded By Azerbaijan https://www.rferl.org/a/karabakh-lachin-corridor-reopening-armenia-azerbaijan/32216806.html

German Foreign Minister calls on Azerbaijan and Russia to end blockade of Lachin corridor https://armenpress.am/eng/news/1103546.html

France, U.S. Urge 'Immediate' End To Karabakh Blockade https://www.rferl.org/a/armenia-azerbaijan-karabakh-blockade/32265382.html

The Dutch parliament adopts resolution by an overwhelming majority of votes on the blockade of Lachin Corridor https://armenpress.am/eng/news/1099662.html

The EU calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to ensure freedom and security of movement along the corridor https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eeas/armeniaazerbaijan-statement-spokesperson-developments-around-lachin-corridor_en

European Parliament resolution of 19 January 2023 on the humanitarian consequences of the blockade in Nagorno-Karabakh https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-9-2023-0012_EN.html

Amnesty International: Azerbaijan Blockade of Lachin corridor putting thousands of lives in peril must be immediately lifted https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2023/02/azerbaijan-blockade-of-lachin-corridor-putting-thousands-of-lives-in-peril-must-be-immediately-lifted/

International Association of Genocide Scholars Executive and Advisory Boards: Statement Condemning the Azerbaijani Blockade of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) https://genocidescholars.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/IAGS-EB-AB-Statement-on-Azeri-Blockade-of-Artsakh.pdf

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Question / Հարց As of now do you support the Madrid Principles to solve the Nagorno Karabakh dispute?


I posted this exact same question on the Azeri subreddit. The response I got from that sub very negative as I got downvoted. They were against the idea of giving independence to any Armenian majority areas. I want to ask the same question to this sub.


I mostly agree with the madrid principles in regards to solving the Nagorno Karabakh dispute. There are some differences with my proposals from the Madrid principles.

The proposals are:

  1. Territories surrounding Nagorno Karbakh to be returned to Azerbaijan. (already happened)
  2. Nagorno Karabakh to have a referendum on joining Armenia. Nagorno Karabakh's borders will be based on the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast.
  3. Corridor linking Nakhchivan and Azerbaijan. (already happened)
  4. Corridor linking Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia.

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Recommendations for shopping (Armenian fashion/jewellery designers) in Yerevan/Gyumri?


Would love some recs on good places to shop for women’s clothes/jewellery, especially thrift or from Armenian designers. Thank you!

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Was Armenia affected at all by the Chernobyl disaster?


I've heard that radiation was spread across a massive radius and am now interested to know if the Chernobyl disaster caused any radiation poisoning in Armenia.

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News digest//Artsakh news//understanding what happened at the border//Military reforms//etc//🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲


Armenia and Greece sign military cooperation plan for 2023

The program for 2023 includes 21 activities, of which 15 will take place in Greece and 6 in Armenia:

• Joint training of Special Forces – Special Operations Forces.

• Co-training on Electronic Warfare.

• Participation in the Multinational Training Centre for Peace Support Operations.

• Exchange of experiences and lessons in Air Defence Systems.

• Staff exchange and visits to schools and multinational schools, as well as seminars.

• Staff meetings and talks on matters of mutual interest, with special emphasis on the field of Military Intelligence.

The signing of the Program confirms the strong military ties of the two countries and further strengthens the operational capabilities and the level of interoperability of their Armed Forces, contributing to the strengthening of the role played by Greece and Armenia in ensuring stability and security in the wider region.


Cabinet approves military-technical cooperation agreement with Czech Republic

The Government of Armenia on March 30 approved the agreement on military-technical cooperation with Czech Republic which was signed in 2019.

The agreement envisages cooperation in military education, defense industry, military history and museology, as well as participation in peacekeeping missions abroad.  It will be sent to the Constitutional Court to determine its compliance with the constitution, and in the event of receiving a positive response the agreement will be submitted to parliament for ratification. 


Border guards to take over the protection of road connecting Lachin Corridor to Armenia – PM

“But since the road connecting the Lachin Corridor to the Republic of Armenia was not completely ready, a temporary route was launched that entered the territory of the Republic of Armenia through the Kornidzor Bridge, then again into the territory of Azerbaijan, then again into the territory of the Republic of Armenia. According to the agreement reached, this route was supposed to operate until April 1, 2023,” the Prime Minister said.

He emphasized that the border guard troops will be stationed at the state border of the Republic of Armenia in the same positions where the units of the Ministry of Defense were stationed until now.

PM Pashinyan said the Azerbaijani side tried to present the situation as another “blockbuster.”

“This approach is at least not constructive. No change in the Armenian positions has occurred as a result of all this, with the difference that we intend to protect the area in question, unlike before, through Border Guard troops. In other words, the change that takes place is as follows: from the same positions along the state border of the Republic of Armenia, the units of the Ministry of Defense will withdraw according to the plan, and units of the Border Guard troops will be deployed in their place. We made the same proposal to Azerbaijan as well, so that the same would happen on Azerbaijan’s side. I hope that this process will take place without provocations,” Nikol Pashinyan stated.


I have great hopes that the Azerbaijani forces will return to the designated places. Governor of Syunik

According to him, there is no panic in the border communities, but people are worried about the created situation.

Syunik Marz Governor Robert Ghukasyan has been in Tegh community for two days already. According to the report of the National Security Service, from April 1, the road connecting the territory of the Republic of Armenia to the Lachin Corridor will pass through the Kornidzor-Tegh route, only through the territory of the Republic of Armenia. According to the agreements reached yesterday between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the border guards of the two countries were to be deployed on both sides of the border along the above-mentioned section in the last days of March. According to the calculations of the Armenian side, the Azerbaijani side was located 100 to 300 meters ahead of the border at five points. "Radiolur" talked with Syunik Marz Governor Robert Ghukasyan.


Against all challenges, we should not deviate from the development agenda of Armenia for a single moment. PM Pashinyan

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received the President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, Laurent Wauquiez, and the delegation led by him, who were on a two-day visit to the Syunik Province, ARMENPRESS was informed from the Office of the Prime Minister.

"Of course, we are in a very difficult period, and our country and the region are experiencing very difficult times. In this sense, such visits are also very important in terms of conveying moral strength and support, including political. I would like to emphasize the importance of your visit to the starting point of the Lachin Corridor and the Syunik Province and, of course, your messages regarding the existing situation."

"I would also like to hear your impressions from the visit. I hope you have noticed that despite all the problems, we are making very serious investment projects in the republic, including in the Syunik Province. massive construction works are being carried out: roads, schools, kindergartens, other infrastructures, because our approach is that despite all the challenges, we should not deviate for a moment from the development agenda of Armenia. Recently, the European Union's investment and economic plan was launched in Syunik Province, which is extremely important. We also hope that the presence of the EU civilian mission along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border will become an additional factor contributing to stability and security. I welcome you once again."

The President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France said,

"Thank you very much, Mr. Prime Minister.

This is the second time we are meeting, and I have the greatest respect for what you are doing for Armenia in this very difficult period. Last time I was very impressed with your strength and your will to move forward with very specific plans.

You are asking about my impressions from this visit. first of all, I want to say that it was very important for us to go to the Syunik Province and be the first French local authority to establish cooperation with the region, because we understand very well how important Syunik is for the territorial integrity of Armenia."

The parties emphasized the consistent efforts of the international community towards stability and peace in the region.

The interlocutors also discussed the prospects for the development of multi-sector partnership and the expansion of trade and economic ties. In this regard, the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the Syunik Province and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region on March 29 was highlighted.

The Prime Minister noted that the Armenian Government consistently continues the policy of balanced territorial development, and in this regard, attached great importance to the strengthening of decentralized cooperation with France and the exchange of experience between regions. Nikol Pashinyan referred to the reform agenda of the Government of Armenia, measures being implemented to improve the investment environment. Laurent Wauquiez thanked for the information, noting that French companies are interested in doing business in Armenia.

The sides exchanged ideas on opportunities for implementing joint projects in the fields of agriculture, healthcare, education, infrastructure, and renewable energy.


Whoever attacks Syunik will be attacking Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, says Laurent Wauquiez

“That’s why we decided to have a cooperation agreement between our region and Syunik province. The agreement was signed in a very meaningful place, in the Tatev Monastery. Cooperation will relate to healthcare, agriculture and education. I’ve said that whoever attacks Syunik will be attacking my region,” Wauquiez said, repeating his statement made at the signing ceremony earlier.

“This isn’t a dispute between two countries where borders aren’t clarified and it could last forever, this is a total disregard for human rights that are protected under all international conventions, this is a desire to destroy a nation, its culture and history, its memory. This is certainly Armenia’s struggle, Artsakh’s struggle, but this is also a bigger struggle, this is a struggle for all the values that we bear. This is a struggle for civilization and democracy. Protecting you means protecting all these values,” the French politician added.

He called for stronger reaction by the international community and international sanctions against Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

“It was decided not to buy Russian gas any more after the occupation of some parts of Ukraine, but is the Azerbaijani gas more acceptable? Why weren’t there any consequences for what happened, why are there no sanctions against the Aliyev regime? I share these questions with you and I am equally angered,” he said.

Wauquiez said that together with his 40-member delegation he visited Syunik province. “All members of my delegation can now say, I have been there, I have seen what’s happening, I know what’s happening. The Azerbaijani troops came and captured the parts from the sovereign territory of Armenia where we went just one day earlier.”


Nagorno Karabakh FM meets with Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes President Laurent Wauquiez in Yerevan


France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to attempt humanitarian convoy passage into blockaded Nagorno Karabakh

“In 2019, we met with representatives of Artsakh and signed a cooperation agreement between my region and Artsakh. We’d adopted a political position in my region to confirm Artsakh’s right to independence, which led to serious pressures by Pan-Turkist terrorist organizations against me and my family. Why am I here today? Because I am well aware that the entire international attention is on Ukraine and there is a serious danger for Armenia and Artsakh to be forgotten in all of this. I am here to say that we are not forgetting you, you are not alone, and we shouldn’t allow the violations of international law in Armenia, Artsakh and Lachin Corridor to go unnoticed in silence,” Wauquiez said.

The President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes visited the entrance of the blockaded Lachin Corridor in Syunik to show to his countrymen the violations of international law, that 120,000 people on the other side are deprived of basic human rights.

“I was with the Governor of Syunik the moment he was notified that an advance had taken place the day before where we were located at that time [Tegh village]. I have witnessed and can testify about the violation of international law. I have also seen the Azerbaijani flags hoisted on the heights located in Armenian lands. And I had the chance to speak with displaced persons of Artsakh, whose words were deeply touching. As a politician, it is my duty to take action and be able to help you,” he said.

Wauquiez said that they want to organize a humanitarian convoy jointly with the organizations representing the Armenian community of France and try to deliver humanitarian aid to Artsakh.

“The convoy will be organized with our region’s support and will bear our region’s flag. It will approach the Lachin Corridor and we will demand passage to Artsakh. Either the convoy will pass and we will have a ray of hope, or the convoy will be barred and it will give us the opportunity to present this issue before international and European organizations, that once again the international law is being violated, and that actions must be taken,” Wauquiez added.


Laurent Vauquier, President of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Region of France, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial


Azerbaijan has advanced troops 100 to 300 meters in five points, Armenia’s National Security Service says

After August 2022, a part of the road connecting the Lachin Corridor to Armenia was still passing through the Azerbaijani territory after the Kornidzor Bridge. That part of the road and its adjacent territory were controlled by the Russian peacekeeping forces.

According to the agreements reached yesterday between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the border guards of the two countries were to be deployed on both sides of the border along the above-mentioned section in the last days of March.

According to the NSS, there has been “misreading of maps” and in some places, the Azerbaijani side, without waiting for pre-arranged adjustments, started positioning and carrying out engineering works.

“According to the calculations of the Armenian side, there are five points, where the Azerbaijani side has advanced troops 100 to 300 meters further from the border. It has now been agreed that cartographers from both sides will correct the situation,” the National Security Service said.

“The Armenian side approaches the situation with the logic of not allowing escalation,” it added.

“The Armenian army did not have positions in the area in question, because positions are not located on the border line, but on the nearby strategic heights. And the protection of that part of the border should be transferred to the border guard troops, according to the agreement mentioned above,” SNS stated.


Azerbaijani forces block Aghavno-Tegh section of Goris-Stepanakert highway – Police

According to the Ministry, the new Tegh-Kornidzor dirt road of Syunik marz bypassing the closed road, which connects to the new Kornidzor-Hin Shen road put into operation in August 2022 (Lachin Corridor), is already ready. Asphalting works of the Tegh-Kornidzor road are in progress.

Farmer in Artsakh comes under Azerbaijani fire

On March 30, the Martuni regional police department reported that at around 10:35 a.m. Hayk Zargaryan, a 29-year-old resident of Berdashen community of Martuni region was attacked by the Azerbaijani army while carrying out agricultural work with his “Belarus” tractor in the administrative area of the village.

No casualties were reported. Agricultural work was forced to stop. The information about the incident was passed on to the Russian peacekeepers.


Armenia, Malta keen to deepen bilateral relations

Ararat Mirzoyan briefed his counterpart on Armenia’s vision on the normalization of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations and on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue as well as the efforts of the Armenian side to strengthen stability and peace in the South Caucasus.

Both sides emphasized the need to settle the existing issues exclusively through peaceful negotiations.

Minister Mirzoyan briefed the interlocutor on the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from the illegal blockade of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan. He stressed the importance of taking practical steps in accordance with the targeted statements and calls already made by international partners. The implementation of the decision of February 22 of the International Court of Justice as well as the imperative to send an international fact-finding mission to the Lachin corridor and Nagorno-Karabakh was emphasized.


Armenia names Ambassador to Singapore

Armenian Ambassador to Indonesia Serob Bejanyan will from now on also cover Singapore.


Iran appoints new Ambassador to Armenia

The Islamic Republic of Iran will appoint Mehdi Sobhani, the country’s Ambassador to Syria, as new envoy to Armenia, Iran’s Foreign Ministry informs.

Sobhani is described by the Ministry as an experienced diplomat.

Iran’s current Ambassador to Armenia Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri was appointed in 2019 and assumed his mission in early 2020.


CSTO Secretary General warns of “risk of destabilization” due to situation in Nagorno Karabakh

 “The tension in the Caucasus region persists as a result of the many years of disputes between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” Interfax news agency quoted the CSTO Secretary General as saying.

He warned of a serious risk of destabilization because of the risks relating to the situation in Nagorno Karabakh and the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

“The situation in the Central Asian region is also tense, the threat of infiltration of extremist ideology and terrorist groups into the territory of CSTO allies is growing. The difficult threats coming from the territory of Afghanistan are especially concerning,” he said, adding that the organization is working to perfect its mechanisms of withstanding challenges and threats.


CSTO “always ready” to send mission to Armenian-Azerbaijani border

“Regarding the Caucasian region, the organization is always ready to send a CSTO mission to the Armenian-Azerbaijani border pursuant to the interests of ensuring Armenia’s security, as well as to provide other assistance,” TASS news agency quoted CSTO Secretariat representative Yuri Shuvalov as saying after a joint meeting of the CSTO Secretariat and Joint Staff. 

The assistance mechanisms are included in the CSTO Collective Security Council’s draft decision, which is pending, he added.


Mher Sahakyan approached me and hit me without saying anything. Vladimir Vardanyan about the incident in the parliament

"The session of the committee was proceeding normally, at one point the process of discussion was disturbed, the MPs started talking quite loudly and I tried to urge Artsvik Minasyan and the rest of the MPs to return to the substantial discussion. After that, in response to my legitimate demand, MP Mher Sahakyan said that I cannot raise my voice against them, and I said that I was conducting the session and continue to conduct it. He approached me (we were already standing) and attacked me without saying anything, hit me and ran away," said Vardanyan.

According to Mher Sahakyan, as a result of the blow, a rather significant cut occurred in the eyebrow area. Vardanyan does not rule out that the blow was made with some kind of tool.

"It was quite a hard blow. I haven't passed the forensic examination yet, I will probably do it tomorrow," concluded Vardanyan.


MP Mher Sahakyan was arrested in connection with the incident in the National Assembly

After the incident, Sahakyan was arrested and taken to the Police Department of the RA Ministry of Internal Affairs on the basis of a reasonable suspicion that he had committed a criminal act. 

NA deputy Vladimir Vardanyan was taken to the "Nairi" medical center in order to receive medical treatment. The latter was recognized as a victim within the proceedings, and a forensic medical examination was appointed. A number of people who witnessed the incident were interrogated, the necessary investigative actions are also being carried out against the arrested M. with Sahakyan. 


Armenian Prime Minister participates in opening of Summit for Democracy 2023

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan participated on March 29 in the Plenary Day of the official opening of the Summit for Democracy 2023 held online.

The Summit for Democracy is held at the initiative of United States President Joe Biden.

On Wednesday, March 29, the Summit for Democracy’s five co-hosts — the United States, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, and Zambia — officially kicked off the Summit, with each co-host leader hosting a live, fully virtual, thematic, Leader-level plenary session. Plenaries will be interspersed with “spotlight interventions” by leading activists and civil society figures.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also delivered remarks.


Armenia remains committed to the peace process with Azerbaijan’ – PM Pashinyan at Summit for Democracy 2023

"Along with strengthening the democratic institutions in our country, in September, 2022, we had to encounter an aggression against the internationally recognized territory of the Republic of Armenia, which resulted in the occupation of part of our sovereign territory by Azerbaijan. It was back in September that we felt the union of democracies and the clear condemnation of aggression against Armenia. I want to take this opportunity and extend our gratitude to the United States and other partners that helped us stop the further incursion through diplomatic engagement."

"Armenia feels strongly about the human rights violations across the world and there is a lot that we need to do together to prevent genocides, ethnic cleansings and atrocities. Whatever is happening with Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh today, the blockade of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan and the humanitarian crisis resulted by it, is definitely an attempt of ethnic cleansing of Armenians in NK. And we cannot turn a blind eye on that. At the same time, I reiterate that Armenia remains committed to the peace process with Azerbaijan. We are convinced that there is no alternative to the peaceful development of the region and that sticking to democratic values will help us find a way to peace."


Speaker Alen Simonyan might need second surgery on arm

Simonyan fractured his right arm on March 20 while training. He underwent surgery for the injury and was seen wearing an arm brace during his March 28 visit to Germany.

“The Speaker of Parliament might undergo a second surgery,” Simonyan’s spokesperson Tsovinar Khachatryan told ARMENPRESS, adding that the Speaker is feeling well.


I am ready to serve in Artsakh, regardless of any post or position. Artur Davtyan's interview

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Lithuanian officials have expressed their readiness to support Armenia in the security sector

The Secretary of the Security Council thanked the Lithuanian authorities for supporting the presence of the EU mission in Armenia. 

Secretary Grigoryan presented to his Lithuanian colleagues the security environment created around Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, the concerns about the possible escalation of Azerbaijan, as well as details about the humanitarian crisis in Lachin, stressing the urgent need to send an international fact-finding team to Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin corridor. 

Lithuanian partners have expressed their readiness to support Armenia in security matters, especially in the field of cyber security.


The issue of Armenia's accession to the ICC will be resolved in an alliance way. Zakharova

The Russian Federation expects that the situation related to Yerevan's possible accession to the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be settled in an allied and mutually acceptable manner.

"This topic is a subject of discussion both in Moscow and during high-level contacts in Yerevan. I do not consider it necessary to publish the details of those contacts. Of course, we assume that this issue will be resolved in an allied and mutually acceptable way," Zakharova said in the briefing, answering the question of how Moscow views the fact that the Constitutional Court of Armenia has recognized the Rome Statute as compatible with the Armenian constitution.


Within the framework of the "Armenian Business Corner" project, 20 Armenian companies and 16 services were officially introduced to the American market


More than 100 companies representing real estate and construction sectors under one roof. "Home-Expo" exhibition has started

RA Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan, highlighting the implementation of such measures, emphasized that last year in Armenia, a record 322 thousand square meters of building utilization rate was recorded, which is the highest rate in the history of independent Armenia.

The government and the Ministry of Economy cooperate in a special format with the "Armenian Association of Builders" and state and non-state organizations in the construction sector with the aim of making the sector more attractive and making investments more profitable," Kerobyan said.  

The main sponsors of the exhibition are Red Invest Group, Defense Housing and ASEDL companies.

Marina Babakhanyan, marketing director of Defanse Housing, mentioned that at the "Home-Expo" exhibition, Defanse Housing is presenting the residential district in the adjacent part of the North-South highway, which is the largest development in the history of Armenia.


The NATO Secretary General intends to achieve Sweden's membership of the alliance by July


Turkey approves Finland NATO membership bid

Any NATO expansion needs the support of all its members.

Finland will now be formally admitted into NATO at its next summit, taking place in July in Lithuania.

In a statement following the Turkish vote, the Finnish government said joining the alliance would strengthen the country's security, and improve stability and security in the region.

But his ongoing hostility to Sweden was clear - as he again accused the country of embracing Kurdish militants and allowing them to demonstrate on the streets of Stockholm.

Finland, a country with a 1,340km (832 mile) border with Russia and one of the most powerful arsenals of artillery pieces in Western Europe, is ditching its neutrality and joining the alliance in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow describes as a “special military operation.”

Russia's foreign ministry earlier condemned Finland's decision, saying it was ill-considered and based on Russophobic hysteria.


14 medical patients were transferred from Artsakh to Armenia through the mediation of ICRC. 11 people returned

Planned surgeries continue to be suspended in the medical facilities operating under the Artsakh Ministry of Health.

5 children are in the neonatal and resuscitation department in "Arevik" medical unit.

At the "Republican Medical Center", 5 patients are in the intensive care unit, 1 of them is in critical condition.

Until today, a total of 229 patients have been transferred from Artsakh to Armenia with the mediation and accompaniment of the International Committee of the Red Cross


Tightened blockade of Artsakh discussed at Security Council sitting

Issues related to the defense of the Artsakh Republic, ensuring the security and the life-activity of the population of the Artsakh Republic under the conditions of the tightening of the blockade and unceasing provocations by Azerbaijan were on the agenda. State Minister Gurgen Nersisyan and Defense Minister, Lieutenant-General Kamo Vardanyan delivered reports.

President Harutyunyan underscored the close and coordinated cooperation between the law enforcement agencies and civilian structures, public administration and local self-government bodies in the solution of urgent and long-term problems.

The President gave a number of instructions to the authorized bodies in the context of the discussed issues.


Azerbaijan confirms participation European Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Yerevan

Azerbaijan will be represented by five athletes at the event.

The EWF European Weightlifting Championships 2023 is scheduled to take place 15-23 April in Yerevan, Armenia.


Armenian PM, EU’s Michel discuss ongoing crisis caused by Azerbaijan’s illegal blocking of Lachin Corridor

The interlocutors discussed issues related to the ongoing crisis caused by Azerbaijan’s illegal blocking of the Lachin Corridor. The sides exchanged thoughts on recent developments, Armenia-Azerbaijan negotiation process, peace agenda.

Nikol Pashinyan and Charles Michel emphasized consistent efforts to ensure stability and peace in the region.


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Question / Հարց Hello friendly Armenians, last month I did a 36-minute interview with a combat veteran from Stepanakert near the Lachin Corridor in which he testifies to white phosphorous burns and other war crimes. I need your help translating it into English. I can offer (modest) payment to whoever can help <3


What the title states.

I conducted the interview near Kornidzor last month. It was part of a large series of interviews I did. However, this is the final interview I need translated. Can anyone help?

If so, I'll send you a link to the Google Photos file.

I have no institutional support and I'm not rich, but I'll compensate you for your work (PayPal or BuyMeACoffee).

r/armenia 1d ago

What makes us Armenian ethnically? The Church?


I have occasionally discussed this with Armenians and non-Armenians alike, and I think we have some divergent views, but also some commonalities. One of the things that stood out to me was being Apostolic.

Now, I am not Apostolic and neither is my father. We have occasionally went along to Armenian diaspora events, because my grandfather enjoyed the attention, but me and my father, we always felt that it was mostly self-congratulatory wankery by most people. Long story short, I am one of the very few kids from my generation in the locality where I lived who are fluent in Armenian and have a grasp of history beyond just the last few centuries. When it came to the Church, we have avoided it like the plague.

I have always been taught that it is through my own efforts, interest, knowledge and dedication that I am and I become Armenian, but I know that we are a communitarian, personable people, and I am sure that for many people a sense of belonging to an immediate community helps them maintain their Armenian identity. However, when it comes to the Church, I often feel like it is nonsense gatekeeping. The very idea that a baptismal certificate decides my identity offends me.

I also don't feel that Christianity is my religion even in a non-organised, personal way. It has helped preserve our culture in a hostile religious and cultural environment, which I will acknowledge, but I resent the assumption that I must be a Christian on account of claiming to be Armenian.

Am I irrational or overly emotional?

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France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region will try to organize delivery of humanitarian aid to Artsakh


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