Andrias Ghukasyan, the arrested coordinator of the New Armenia movement, urges Founding Parliament movement leader Zhirayr Sefilyan to turn into reality the idea of a public confidence government and snap presidential election.
On August 29 the Appeal Court of Armenia dismissed the appeal on changing measure of restraint for leader of Founding Parliament Zhirayr Sefilyan and member of Sasna Tsrer group Gagik Yeghiazaryan.
Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork Marash Administrative Districts has denied motion by the General Prosecutor on arrest of Russian citizen Sergei Mironov, who is wanted by the USA, the detainee's lawyer Karen Nersisyan told journalists today. The lawyer also informed that Mironov, however, is not allowed to leave Armenia unless the decision related to his extradition is made.
If the Armenian authorities fail to draw serious conclusions from the July events, another revolt will shortly take place, former deputy head of the Armenian National Security Service Gurgen Yeghiazaryan said at a press conference in Yerevan on August 29.
Aram Manukyan, the son of the Sasna Tsrer (Daredevils of Sassoon) group member Pavel Manukyan, has been moved to Erebuni Medical Center, where he will undergo one more surgery on August 29.
In an interview with ArmInfo, Director of the Caucasus Institute Aleksandr Iskandaryan describes the current domestic political situation in Armenia as a combination of the collapse of the authorities’ legitimacy and the lack of opposition. He also reflects on the illusions of the authorities, which still consider themselves capable of managing the apathy in Armenia, as well as the talk about the political rebirth of Gagik Tsarukyan as an indicator that the authorities realize the need for a new electoral construction.
The Armenian Defense Ministry refutes the information about destruction of the Armenian Armed Forces' drone over Nakhijevan.
A BM-22 arrow-shaped finned hard core projectile has been found in the basement of a building in Kanaker-Zeytun district in Yerevan.
Armenia's Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan met with Andrias Ghukasyan's wife Anahit Tarkhanyan. The press-service of the Ombudsman's office informs that the meeting was held after Ghukasyan's wife presented a petition related to his husband's hunger strike and health condition.
Armenia's Foreign Ministry does not have ay information yet whether there are Armenian citizens among victims of fire at warehouse in Moscow, Spokesperson of the Ministry Tigran Balayan told ArmInfo's correspondent.
Spokesperson of Heritage Party David Sanasaryan told reporters on August 26 the fight release of all political prisoners and for a power change will be continued in Armenia.
As of August 26, there are no citizens of Armenia among those killed or injured in the recent devastating earthquakes in Italy, according to the Emergency Situations Ministry of Armenia.
"Heritage" Party demands to stop criminal persecution of representatives of the party Armen Martirosyan, Hovsep Khurshudyan and David Sanasaryan, the statement of the party reads.
In an interview with ArmInfo, Arman Melikyan, the former foreign minister of NKR, independent political analyst, addresses the recent agreement between Iran and Russia, the role of Turkey in the given processes and its functions prescribed by the West, as well as the pressing and global problems of Russia’s policy and the probable methods to resolve them.
Armenia's Embassy in Italy has set a hotline for the citizens of Armenia injured in the recent devastating earthquake in that country. According to the Armenian Foreign Ministry press-office, the Hotline number is +390687788654.
Supreme Commander of Russia's Armed Forces Vladimir Putin has charged an immediate operational readiness test of troops. Referring to Army General Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Defense Ministry press-office reports that the troops of the Southern Military District (including 102nd Russian Ministry Base -editor's note), part of troops and armory of the Western and Central Military Districts, the Northern Fleet, Chief Command of the Aerospace Forces, Command of the Airborne Forces will be put on alert starting from 7pm.
Sources familiar with the matter told ArmInfo the leadership of the 102nd Russian military base in Armenia's Gyumri will be replaced soon.
Armenia's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tigran Balayan told ArmInfo there are still no data if there were Armenians among the victims of the devastating earthquake that left 247 people dead and several hundreds injured in Italy. The number of those feared dead is not known yet, as rescue activities continue, according to Italian media.
Maya Chrelashvili, the lawyer of one of the five citizens of Georgia that were arrested over the recent attempt of terror attack on the Russian-Armenian gas pipeline told journalists her client Beka Bekauri has confessed saying he plotted the terror attack as he opposes Russia's policy.
Foreign Ministry of Armenia is currently verifying if there were citizens of Armenia among those feared killed or injured in the earthquake that hit Italy's center overnight, Ministry Spokesperson Tigran Balayan told ArmInfo.
Armenian National Congress did not support Sasna Tsrer movement, as it saw threat of loss of statehood in that situation, Spokesperson of Armenian National Congress faction Aram Manukyan stated at today's press conference.
Yerevan's Court of Appeal has left unchanged the measure of restraint against Aram Manukyan, a Sasna Tsrer group member, i.e. the two-month arrest chosen by the First Instance Court earlier.
As Georgia's Service of State Security prevents a terror attack on the Russian-Armenia gas pipeline on August 22, 7 people face arrest, walking officer of Poti town Levan Mamporia among them. The detainees are accused of being connected to a terrorist organization. The trial is scheduled for October 10 at 3:00pm.
The trial against Valery Permyakov, a soldier of the Russian 102nd military base in Gyumri, Armenia, at the Garrison Court in the area of the base is over today, on August 23. Permyakov is charged with murder of a family of 7 persons in Gyumri.
The Armenian side should stop all the talks about concessions in the process of peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict, Larisa Alaverdyan, first Ombudswoman of Armenia, Executive Director of the Fund Against Legal Outrage, stated at today's press conference in Yerevan.
Court has left the measure of restraint against activist of the Founding Parliament opposition movement Garegin Chugaszyan unchanged, lawyer Ara Zakaryan told media on August 22.
Iran should participate in negotiation process on peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict as this may help to rehabilitate the process, Larisa Alaverdyan, first Ombudswoman of Armenia, Executive Director of the Fund Against Legal Outrage, stated at today's press conference in Yerevan.
Assessments of many of Western colleagues, according to which Russia currently poses main threat to the West, are based on the opinion that Russia has recently seriously breached the international law, Alexei Portansky, professor at the School of World Economics and World Politics at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics; senior researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, expressed this opinion to ArmInfo during online interview organized by Region research center.
Georgia's Service of State Security has prevented a terror attack. 7 people have been detained, walking officer of Poti town Levan Mamoria among them. The detainees are accused of being connected to a terrorist organization.
Yerevan's Court of Appeal has left unchanged today the measure of restraint against Toros Torosyan, a Sasna Tsrer group member. He will remain under arrest.
Withdrawal of any of the member countries may lead to dissolution of NATO Alexei Portansky, professor at the School of World Economics and World Politics at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics; senior researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, expressed this opinion to ArmInfo during online interview organized by Region research center.