Showing posts with label South Caucasus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Caucasus. Show all posts

February 5, Torture in Azerbaijan: Europe looks away


Photos of alleged torture by police published in Azerbaijan (

Feb 5, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


In the run-up to February 7 presidential elections, repression has increased in Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic in the Caucasus that borders Iran and Armenia. 

February 2 - U.S. Embassy in Armenia softens travel prohibition for its employees to travel to cities bordering Azerbaijan


Feb 2, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has softened the prohibition on its employees traveling to cities bordering Azerbaijan, according to Αzeri media.

January 28 - Armenia invites Azerbaijan to sign non-aggression pact


Jan 28, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Armenia invited Azerbaijan to sign a non-aggression pact if the process of signing a peace treaty takes too long, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said, Trend reports.

January 11 - US believes in possibility of durable peace between Azerbaijan, Armenia


Jan 11, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


 The US believes in a possibility of a durable peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Vedant Patel, Principal Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department said during a briefing, in response to a

Russian FM Lavrov Cautions Armenia Against NATO Engagements


Dec 28, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

In an interview with TASS published on December 28, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Russia expects Armenia to realize the threat of losing the sovereignty of the state in the sphere of national defense and security as a result of deepening dialogue with NATO.

The plans of Turkey and Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus (Analysis)


Dec 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


By Sergei Melkonian*

The last three years have seen significant changes in the geopolitics of the South Caucasus.

Armenia and Russia Reach Understanding Over TV Broadcasting, Avoiding Escalation


Dec 19, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On December 18, Armenian Minister of High-Tech Industry Robert Khachatryan stated that Russian partners have recognized violations in the order of broadcasting of their TV channels in Armenia, and the Armenian side has decided not to go into details. 

Nagorno-Karabakh: Eurasia’s Forgotten Conflict

With Azerbaijan’s establishment of control over Nagorno-Karabakh now complete, questions remain about refugees now settling in Armenia.

Dec 17, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

by Mark Temnycky

Last week, representatives from the Armenian and Azerbaijani governments met to discuss the delimitation of their borders, where they debated the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Georgians march for EU ahead of candidacy decision


Dec 10, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Georgian non-governmental organisations staged a pro-European Union march in the capital Tbilisi on Saturday, a week ahead of the bloc’s decision on granting the country membership candidacy status.

Moscow Comments on Armenia's Western Military Engagements

Dec 8, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Recently, Armenian Deputy Defense Minister Hrachya Sarkisian noted that Armenia does not intend to sue Russia over the non-fulfillment of arms deals, under which Yerevan has not received the ordered military products, although it has made the relevant payments.

Moscow demands Tbilisi mark the borders with “Abkhazia and South Ossetia”


Nov 15, 2023
. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Before the next round of international negotiations in Geneva, during the meeting with the co-chairs of the discussions, the Russian side, as one of the participants, spoke about “the process of delimitation of Georgia’s border with Abkhazia and South Ossetia and the importance of further demarcation”.

The defense situation today of the three states in the South Caucasus - Report

 Nov 13, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Italian delegation pays official visit

On November 9, Suren Papikyan, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, received the delegation led by Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, the Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of

The new Russian policy in the South Caucasus after Nagorno-Karabakh


Nov 5, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

With the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh entity and possibly a bloody series of wars between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Russia’s foreign policy toward the South Caucasus is undergoing fundamental shifts.

Tehran: Meeting announced of Russian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Iranian, Armenian FMs


Oct 22, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The 2nd meeting of the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Türkiye and Iran within the ‘3+3’ format (Russia, Iran and Türkiye, and 3 South Caucasus countries - Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia) will be held in Tehran on October 23, iranian media reports.

Saakashvili Urges Pashinyan Sign Peace Agreement with Aliyev; Claims Putin May Overthrow Him


Oct 19, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian President, addressed Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with a post on social network X (former Twitter).

Azerbaijan, Turkey Start Construction of Nakhchivan Gas Pipeline


The Turkish (L) and Azerbaijani (R) presidents broke ground on the new pipeline on September 25 (

Oct 14, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Azerbaijan and Turkey have broken ground on the construction of the long-planned gas pipeline linking Turkey’s gas grid to the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan (Nakhichevan).

Paris 'has agreed' to deliver military equipment to Armenia: French minister


Okt 3, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said on a visit to Armenia on Tuesday that Paris agreed to deliver military equipment to the small South Caucasus nation.

Mass Evacuation Of Karabakh Armenians ‘Complete’

 Vehicles carrying refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh queue on the road leading towards the Armenian border, September 25, 2023.

Okt 02, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


 The mass evacuation of Nagorno-Karabakh’s ethnic Armenian population has been practically completed, outgoing authorities in Stepanakert indicated late on Sunday after at least 100,000 local residents fled to Armenia, refusing to live under Azerbaijani rule.

The rise and fall of Nagorno-Karabakh republic


Sept 29, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh has proclaimed its own demise after being recaptured by Azerbaijan in an offensive that has prompted more than half the population to flee.

Artsakh Authorities Agree to Russia-Brokered Ceasefire


Sept 21, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The authorities of the Republic of Artsakh have agreed to a Russian-brokered ceasefire, which went into effect at 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday. The agreement includes the complete disarming of the Artsakh Defense Army and the protection of Armenians will fall under the jurisdiction of Russian peacekeepers stationed in Artsakh, says “asbarez”.