Armenia and Azerbaijan declared on April 2 a sharp escalation of the situation in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported, in particular, about the shelling by the Armenian armed forces, and the Armenian Defense Ministry said about offensive actions from the Azerbaijani side.
The Armenian Defense Ministry said in turn about the "active offensive actions taken by the opponent on the contact line of Karabakh and Azerbaijani forces in the night between April 1 and 2."
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh began in 1988, when the Armenian-dominated autonomous region sought to secede from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, before proclaiming independence after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. The conflict escalated further in September 2015, with the sides blaming one another for violating the truce.
The self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan traded blame for violating ceasefire along the line of contact.
Armenia has violated the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh 16 times during last 24 hours, the Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said on Monday in a statement.
United States are ready to help resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassador James Warlick, James Warlick said Saturday.
Armenia has violated the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh 12 times during past 24 hours, the Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Saturday in a statement.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Friday settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during a meeting on the sidelines of NATO summit in Warsaw, the president's press service said.
A peacekeeping operation could take place only after the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's settlement, but it may happen only in the very long term, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Alexander Lukashevich told Sputnik.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that Azerbaijan is buying new weapons and other military equipment, local media reported Saturday.
The trilateral meeting between the Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani leaders on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement was constructive, Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan said Monday.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that the status quo of the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis must be overcome, with Armenian troops withdrawal needed.
The leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan will exchange opinions on the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis in Saint Petersburg.
Baku accused the Armenian army of violating ceasefire in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Russia is Azerbaijan’s strategic partner, which plays a constructive role in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said Tuesday.
The United Nations Security Consul's (UNSC) four resolutions demanding withdrawal of Armenian troops from territory of Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh have not been implemented, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said Tuesday.
Russia will play the decisive role in settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Azerbaijan is willing to participate in comprehensive negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but its settlement is prevented by the position of Armenia, who twists the outcomes of the recent meeting in Vienna, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s press service said Thursday.
Representatives of the US armed forces visited Armenia on Monday to discuss enhancing military cooperation between the two countries, US Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook said in a briefing on Thursday.
Azerbaijan's foreign minister said constructive negotiations could lead to peace and stability in the region.
Federica Mogherini confirmed on Monday that the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet later in the day for reconciliation talks in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh should be settled with Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and respect for sovereignty in mind, Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said Sunday.
An Armenian servicemen has been shot and killed by an Azerbaijani sniper, the Armenian Defense Ministry said in a statement Sunday.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Herbert Salber have discussed the situation in the area of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at a meeting in Yerevan, Sargsyan’s press service said in a statement.