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Armenian Troops March in Russian Parade Marking WWII Victory

Armenian Troops March in Russian Parade Marking WWII Victory

  MOSCOW (RFE/RL)—An Armenian army unit participated in Saturday’s massive Russian military parade in Moscow held on the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, which was also officially marked in Armenia. The 64-strong unit and similar contingents from Azerbaijan, several other ex-Soviet states as well as China and India joined

Russia Addresses Armenian Concerns over Arms Sales to Baku

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—Russia is addressing serious concerns that have been voiced by Armenia about its large-scale sales of offensive weapons to Azerbaijan, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian implied on Thursday. Ohanian stressed in that context the importance of Russian military aid to Armenia, saying that it is continuing unabated. “Very important [Russian-Armenian] documents signed recently also ensure

Armenian Spy Case Sent To Court

Law-enforcement authorities in Armenia said on Tuesday that they have finished a criminal investigation into two men who were arrested recently on charges of spying for Azerbaijan.

US Embassy in Baku Comments on Congressional Aid to Karabakh

The US Embassy in Azerbaijan on Monday commented on the agreement by the US House and Senate last week to provide the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic with $8 million in aid, a move Baku vehemently opposes, the Azeri Trend News Agency reported.

Congress Agrees On $41 Million For Armenia, $8 Million For Karabakh, Military Parity

The U.S. House and Senate Wednesday agreed upon a far-reaching Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) spending measure that includes a $41 economic aid package for Armenia, $8 million for “programs and activities” in Nagorno Karabagh, and parity in Foreign Military Financing for Armenia and Azerbaijan, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Gordon Urges Turkey to Drop Karabakh Condition For Armenia Ties

Within days of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan clearly linking the normalization of relations between Ankara and Yerevan to a resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a senior US State Department official urged Turkey to make progress on normalization efforts without setting preconditions.

Turkey Threatens Israel with Catastrophic Retaliation

Israel would face dire consequences if it violated Turkish airspace to spy on Iran, the Turkish prime minister said in an interview with an Egyptian journalist.Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Egyptian journalist Fahmi Huwaidi in Washington that the Turkish response to an Israeli incursion would resemble an “earthquake.”

Armenian Deployment In Afghanistan Set For February

Armenia will send a small contingent of troops to Afghanistan in February to help the United States and its NATO allies fight the Taliban insurgency, according to the Armenian military.

Turkey Refuses US Request for Combat Troops in Afghanistan

Turkish troops in Afghanistan will not engage in combat with the Taliban, Turkey’s defense minister and diplomats emphasized on Thursday in reaction to the United States’ request for extra soldiers for ‘flexible’ missions.

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