In an interview with Tert.am, former Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Vladimir Kazimirov, said that the primary reason for violent incidents near the border between Artsakh and Azerbaijan is Azerbaijan’s refusal to withdraw troops from the “line of contact,” which was envisaged by the ceasefire agreement.
Speaking at the funeral of the three crew members of Artsakh’s downed helicopter on Tuesday at the Yerablur Military Cemetery, Artsakh’s Defense Minister Movses Hakobyan said an investigation is underway into the downing of the helicopter by Azerbaijan and assured that it will provide answers to key questions.
Thursday, Thanksgiving morning, some two dozen committed compatriots are meeting at Glendale’s Deukmejian Park to embark on a Genocide centennial 100 kilometer hike through the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Valley, arriving at Montebello’s Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello’s Bicknell Park.
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry has again attempted to distort the truth about the UN Security Council resolution concerning the Artsakh conflict, deliberately omitting its clear requirement for the “immediate cessation of all hostilities,” Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told News.am in an interview.
Funeral services for the three crew members of an Artsakh military helicopter, which was downed by Azerbaijani forces on Nov. 12, were held Monday at St. Sarkis Church in Yerevan’s Nor-Nork district, while Artsakh President Bako Sahakian announced that the three soldiers will be awarded posthumously for their service.