Post-Soviet conflicts

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Armenia kills Azerbaijani civilians, initiates another military escalation

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 6:00pm

As a result of the shelling of Azerbaijani villages, a number of civilians were killed and many more injured.

Key Points: 
  • As a result of the shelling of Azerbaijani villages, a number of civilians were killed and many more injured.
  • Against the background of Armenia's constant reckless military provocations, President Aliyev's warning at the United Nations turned out to be accurate with Armenia attacking Azerbaijani civilians shortly afterwards.
  • As stated by President Aliyev, unlike Armenia, which launched cross-border attacks in July, Azerbaijan has no military objectives on the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
  • Azerbaijan has always supported substantive and result-oriented negotiations to ensure prosperous future for both Azerbaijan and Armenia.