Armenia has faced security threats after accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), RSC Director Richard Giragosian told reporters, Monday, when addressing the current upsurge in tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone.
Azerbaijan will pay a high price for the lives of the Armenian soldiers killed in raids, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said at the Defense Ministry Board meeting, on Monday.
By its raids Azerbaijan is trying to help Turkey in view of the fact that 2015 is a special year for the Armenian Cause, MP from Heritage Party Tevan Poghosyan told journalists on Monday.
Armenia and Russia are unanimous that the trial of the Gyumri murder case must be transparent and that all those guilty must be punished most severely, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told journalists on Monday.
He said that following the murder of the Avetisyans' family in Gyumri, Azerbaijan has tried to aggravate the tension in the Armenian society by escalating the tension on the border. Meanwhile, the developments in August 2014 demonstrated that Azerbaijan's policy of breaching the ceasefire has a reverse effect.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan will not change his rhetoric on the threshold of the Centenary of Armenian Genocide. He will keep throwing dust into the international community's eyes, turcologist Artak Shakaryan said at today's press conference in Yerevan. He said that in June 2015 Turkey will hold parliamentary elections and Erdogan will do its best to ensure the victory of his Justice and Development Party.
Sending hundreds of soldiers to death, Baku demonstrates that it considers them as virtual puppets, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said at today's press conference when commenting on the tension on the Line of Contact of the Artsakh and Azeri troops and on the Armenian-Azeri border.
No plans to hold serious events in Armenia on the threshold of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide are observed yet, turcologist Artak Shakaryan said at today's press conference in Yerevan.
It was relatively calm on the NKR-Azeri contact line and the Armenian-Azeri border last night.
Over 20 members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsuyun from Lori region have broken away from the party.
The German Government is considering Armenia's invitation to attend the Apr 24 commemorations of the 100th year of the Armenian Genocide.
Each country is free to choose what event to participate in, Germany's Ambassador to Armenia Reiner Morell said at today's press conference when asked which of the two events Germany will attend on 24 April 2015 - the Armenian event dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide or the Turkish one marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli.
A large project on construction of an Armenia-Georgia electric power transmission line will be launched in Armenia in 2015. The project will be funded by the Government of Germany, Reiner Morell, German Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia, has told ArmInfo's correspondent.
Now that Moody's has downgraded Armenia's sovereign rating, its big foreign debt will get even bigger, former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan said in an interview to 2rd.am.
Armenia's retaliatory measures to the Azeri provocation will be tougher, Armenian Defense Ministry Spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan says on his Facebook page.
The situation in the Karabakh conflict zone is fully controlled by the Armenian Armed Forces and the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan said on Jan 22.
Two Armenian soldiers have been killed as a result of a new Azeri sabotage attack on the Armenian-Azeri border. On Jan 23 morning, the special forces of the Azeri armed forces mounted several attacks on some defensive posts of Berd, Tavush region of Armenia.
Russian State Duma member Boris Reznik told journalists in Gyumri today that he did not rule out that serviceman of the Russian military base accused of killing Avetisyan family maybe handed over to the Armenian justice.
Traditionally, Baku distorts both the reality and the negotiating process. This is a bright example of Baku's official policy, vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament, press-secretary of the Republican Party of Armenia, Edward Sharmazanov, told Arminfo correspondent when commenting on disinformation of Azerbaijani mass media regarding German Chancellor Angela Merkel's statement on Karabakh settlement.
At the moment it is the West rather than Russia that can be considered Armenia's ally restraining Azerbaijan and Turkey, Igor Muradyan, well-known analyst, one of the initiators and leaders of the Karabakh movement, has told ArmInfo.
Today's parliamentary hearings on the murder of the Avetisyans' family in Gyumri have given no answers to the public's questions. Prosecutor General of Armenia Gevorg Kostanyan has not given any direct answers to the specific questions.
As press-service of Armenian Investigation Committee reported, a lawsuit has been filed on the Gyumri incident according to the point 1 of part 2 of the 104th clause of the Armenian Criminal Code (murder of two and more people). The investigation group set up by the Investigation Committee has examined the crime site, examined more than 30 witnesses and is going to perform more than 10 expert examinations.
"We appreciate the EU for its continued support and assistance provided to our country over the years which have been instrumental for the effective implementation and sustainability of the reform process and institutional capacity building in Armenia", Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, said at a press-conference after 15th meeting of Armenia-EU Cooperation Council (Brussels) on Tuesday.
During a farewell meeting with the representatives of the Armenian community in Uruguay, President of Uruguay Jose Mujica, who is completing his term in office, promised to contribute to holding of the events dedicated to centenary of the Armenian Genocide.
Baku's aggression will continue until international community recognizes the Baku and Sumgait pogroms as Armenian Genocide, Grigory Ayvazyan, Chairman of the Assembly of Armenians of Azerbaijan, said at a press conference in Yerevan on Wednesday.
It is time for our leaders to decide - either they are Armenian citizens or just tourists, actor Hayk Marutyan, better known as Kargin Hayko, told ArmInfo on Wednesday. When asked to comment on the tragedy in Gyumri, he said that unlike the authorities, people in Gyumri have shown that they care for the dignity of their country.
Valery Permyakov committed three rather than two crimes: he abandoned his unit, killed the Avetisyan family and tried to illegally cross the Armenian-Turkish border, with the last case being within the competence of the Armenian law enforcers, Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute Sergey Minasyan told journalists on Wednesday.
The investigators of the Armenian Investigation Committee are interrogating the case of Valery Permyakov accused of murdering the Avetisyans' family in Gyumri.
The murder of the Armenian family in Gyumri has become one more important phase in Armenia's distancing from Russia, Igor Muradyan, well-known analyst, one of the initiators and heads of the Karabakh movement, has told ArmInfo.
I don't think it is appropriate to organize such an event in Turkey on 24th of April, Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said at a press-conference after 15th meeting of Armenia-EU Cooperation Council (Brussels) on Tuesday when asked to comment on Turkey's initiative to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli on Apr 24 2015.
We hope very much that all investigation procedures will be completed as soon as possible and those guilty will be punished in accordance to the law, Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, said at a press-conference after 15th meeting of Armenia-EU Cooperation Council (Brussels) on Tuesday when asked to comment on the recent tragedy in Gyumri, when a Russian soldier killed a whole family.