Nagorno-Karabakh War

Armenian Assembly Surpasses $2 Million Fundraising Goal for Armenia Fund Humanitarian Campaign

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:25pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the Armenian Assembly of America announced that it surpassed its $2 million Humanitarian Campaign fundraising goal to support the Armenia Fund, an aid effort that directly benefits the people of Artsakh and Armenia.

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the Armenian Assembly of America announced that it surpassed its $2 million Humanitarian Campaign fundraising goal to support the Armenia Fund, an aid effort that directly benefits the people of Artsakh and Armenia.
  • "The Armenian Assembly expresses its heartfelt appreciation to all those who contributed to this important humanitarian effort," said Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny.
  • The campaign kicked off with the generous offer by an anonymous Assembly member to match all contributions up to $1 million.
  • "Although this matching opportunity is completed, the Assembly strongly encourages everyone to donate directly to the Armenian Fund," Ardouny added.

'Azerbaijan in Focus' Launches as Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis Escalates

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:00am

'Azerbaijan in Focus' is an English-language, multi-platform publication that will cover a comprehensive range of topics, including politics, business, economics, energy, culture, travel, history, books and education.

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  • 'Azerbaijan in Focus' is an English-language, multi-platform publication that will cover a comprehensive range of topics, including politics, business, economics, energy, culture, travel, history, books and education.
  • "The magazine will publish news stories, features, in-depth articles and opinion editorials from a mix of Azerbaijani and western writers, academics and other experts."
  • We will work hard to correct misleading and false information, whilst providing impartial, fair and captivating content."
  • Despite four United Nations Security Council Resolutions calling for the immediate withdrawal of Armenian armed forces, 20% of Azerbaijani territory remains occupied by Armenia.

'Azerbaijan in Focus' Launches as Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis Escalates

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:00am

'Azerbaijan in Focus' is an English-language, multi-platform publication that will cover a comprehensive range of topics, including politics, business, economics, energy, culture, travel, history, books and education.

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  • 'Azerbaijan in Focus' is an English-language, multi-platform publication that will cover a comprehensive range of topics, including politics, business, economics, energy, culture, travel, history, books and education.
  • "The magazine will publish news stories, features, in-depth articles and opinion editorials from a mix of Azerbaijani and western writers, academics and other experts."
  • We will work hard to correct misleading and false information, whilst providing impartial, fair and captivating content."
  • Despite four United Nations Security Council Resolutions calling for the immediate withdrawal of Armenian armed forces, 20% of Azerbaijani territory remains occupied by Armenia.

Iconic musicians unite for Concert for Artsakh

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:29pm

When the war broke out, it became our responsibility to bring together artists for peace, said Hayk Arsenyan, Director of the Performing Arts Department of AGBU.

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  • When the war broke out, it became our responsibility to bring together artists for peace, said Hayk Arsenyan, Director of the Performing Arts Department of AGBU.
  • Now, the voices of these Armenian musicians from across the world and on the ground in Artsakh will resonate with millions and bring awareness to Artsakhs struggle for peace.
  • It is the calling of artists to join forces in these times, and to become a creative force for Artsakh, said Anush Ter-Khachatryan, Director of Programs at Creative Armenia.
  • We are proud to host our global musicians, as they raise awareness, funds, and spirit for Artsakh.

Global Awareness Initiative Reports an Analysis Proves Execution of Armenian Prisoners of War Are Real

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 4:30am

The analysis was released by an ex-British Army officer and open source analystNick Watersin an investigative journalist article forbellingcat.

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  • The analysis was released by an ex-British Army officer and open source analystNick Watersin an investigative journalist article forbellingcat.
  • This video was initially posted onAzerbaijaniTelegram channels alongside a description stating that the two men captured were Armenian soldiers.
  • This comes shortly after a video was leaked where Azerbaijani soldiers brutally killed two handcuffed and unarmed Armenian prisoners of war and beheaded a soldier.
  • Some of them mentioned that had they killed babies in the 90s war, there would be no Armenians to fight today.

Global Awareness Initiative Reports Turkey Blocked 100 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Armenia

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 3:43am

YEREVAN, Armenia, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To stop disinformation surrounding the current conflict with Turkey and Azerbaijan and spread awareness in the international community, Armenia's tech community leaders came together to form the Global Awareness initiative.

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  • YEREVAN, Armenia, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To stop disinformation surrounding the current conflict with Turkey and Azerbaijan and spread awareness in the international community, Armenia's tech community leaders came together to form the Global Awareness initiative.
  • Latest news from the front-line of Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh:
    During a press conference on October 14 , the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of Armenia Zareh Sinanyan reported that Turkey has blocked 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Armenia traveling from the United States.
  • Sinanyan also added that over the period of this Nagorno-Karabakh conflict nearly 700 tons of humanitarian aid has been delivered to Armenia from different countries - Russia, the USA, France, Ukraine, European countries, Javakhk, Tbilisi.
  • On October 15, a video purporting to showtwo Armenian prisoners of war being humiliated and brutally killed surged on Azerbaijani social media.

Global Awareness Initiative Reports Azerbaijan Deliberately Targets Hospitals and Kindergartens in Nagorno-Karabakh

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:30am

YEREVAN, Armenia, Oct 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Tostop disinformation surrounding the current conflict with Turkey and Azerbaijan and spread awareness in the international community, Armenia's tech community leaders came together to form the Global Awareness initiative.

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  • YEREVAN, Armenia, Oct 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Tostop disinformation surrounding the current conflict with Turkey and Azerbaijan and spread awareness in the international community, Armenia's tech community leaders came together to form the Global Awareness initiative.
  • During the day, there has been more shelling in the town of Martuni, their artillery hit a local kindergarten .
  • On Oct. 14, Azerbaijan targetedthe territory of the Republic of Armenia adjacent to the disputedNagorno-Karabakhregion.
  • The attack was made on sheer assumptions that the military equipment, which was on Armenian soil, "intended" to start fire towards Azerbaijan.

Nagorno-Karabakh: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 8:02am

The EU welcomes the agreement reached on 10 October on a humanitarian ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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  • The EU welcomes the agreement reached on 10 October on a humanitarian ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
  • The EU urges the sides to strictly abide by this agreement and calls on all actors, including external parties, to refrain from any actions that may lead to further casualties.
  • The EU calls upon the sides to engage in substantive negotiations without delay under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, without preconditions and on the basis of the agreed upon principles.
  • The EU continues to support the work of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in seeking a negotiated political solution to the conflict and will remain engaged in efforts towards lasting peace in the region.

Nagorno Karabakh: Remarks by the High Representative / Vice-Pres

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 12:06am

Thank you Mr President, Honorable Members of the European Parliament, Members, the current military confrontation along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone is of our utmost concern.

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  • Thank you Mr President, Honorable Members of the European Parliament, Members, the current military confrontation along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone is of our utmost concern.
  • On the day that fighting erupted, I released a statement as High Representative, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities, de-escalation and strict observance of the ceasefire.
  • This position was reinforced by the European Council held on the 1st and 2nd of October.
  • We have seen extremely worrying reports of a surge in attacks on populated areas, which is taking a deadly toll on civilians.
  • We strongly urge the sides to fully observe their international obligations to protect civilian populations.
  • And, with the resources we have, we have urgently allocated a small amount of money [500,000] in humanitarian aid for the affected populations.
  • In fact, we do not have a lot of information about how the conflict is developing.
  • At this stage, further escalation of the conflict and involvement of regional actors, unhappily, cannot be excluded.
  • Link to the video: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-195714 Closing remarks Thank you President, thank you to all of you for your interesting and engaging remarks.
  • We are going do what we can do as the European Union, with the resources we have in the diplomatic arena.
  • The European Council has decided to see what is going on from now until December to review our relationship with Turkey.
  • This is what the European Council decided after a long discussion on our relations with Turkey.

Global Awareness Initiative Says Azerbaijan Continues to Violate Human Rights by Actively Bombing Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh's Capital

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm

As the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh continues to escalate, more awareness is now being spread by both international media outlets and world leaders.

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  • As the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh continues to escalate, more awareness is now being spread by both international media outlets and world leaders.
  • Azerbaijan continues to violate human rights by actively bombing Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh's capital.
  • Canada has suspended all military export permits to Turkey due to concerns centered around human rights violations.
  • The MoD has also stated that all allegations stating otherwise, especially from the side of Azerbaijan, are intentional lies.