Residents of Yerevan approached by RFE/RL’s Armenian Service and asked to share their thoughts on the recent extradition by Hungary of Ramil Safarov, a convicted axe-killer of Armenian army officer Gurgen Margarian, and his subsequent pardon in Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev, spoke angrily about the development, calling it wrong that the confessed murderer is being glorified and promoted as a hero in the neighboring republic.
Russia - Presidents Dmitry Medvedev (C) of Russia, Serzh Sarkisian (R) of Armenia, and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan meet in Kazan, 24Jun2011.
Amid international pressure and widespread expectations, Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan did not sign a framework document which would have set the stage for a resolution of the Karabakh conflict, as they met in Russian city of Kazan for talks hosted by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Continue reading
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Kazakhstan -- Presidents Serzh Sarkisian of Armenia (R) and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan (L) attend the OSCE summit in Astana, 1Dec2010.
Days of speculation are over, OSCE Minsk group Co-Chairs did all the shuttle-diplomacing they could between Baku and Yerevan, and today a statement was signed on Karabakh at the OSCE Astana Summit, which doesn’t say or do anything new. Continue reading
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Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has released 250,000 diplomatic cables sent by U.S. embassies to Washington, with amazing revelations on the world’s superpower’s diplomatic supergames around the world. Continue reading
Russia - Three presidents, Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, Serzh Sarkisian of Armenia, and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, meet in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the sidelines of the annual economic forum, 17Jun2010
Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev unexpectedly called for a trilateral meeting with Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Russia’s Astrakhan, on October 27th, amid increasingly antagonistic statements by the two sides. Continue reading
Russia -- Presidents of Armenia (R), Russia (C) and Azerbaijan (L) discuss Karabakh resolution in Sochi, 25Jan2010
Armenian President Serzh Sargsian met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliev in Sochi today with the mediation of Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev. The meeting ended in an agreement on the preamble to Karabakh deal.
“”Today, the main result was the agreement, which although we have some parts of the document that are not object of mutual consent, all the sides will prepare their concrete proposals, their concrete wording of all these parts, which will be worked into the text,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after the meeting, adding, that the presidents have agreed on the ‘preamble’ of the Karabakh agreement. Continue reading