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Russia’s Lavrov says West with its statements stopped activities of OSCE Minsk Group

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused US, France and the European Union of “burying” the Minsk Group, claiming that they have refused to cooperate with Russia in any format.

B55 twin-engine plane departed Zvartnots en route to Astrakhan before crashing in Jraber village

The B55 light twin-engine aircraft which crashed in the Jraber village in Kotayk province on December 1 had departed from Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan and was en route to Astrakhan, Russia.

Armenian PM and OSCE MG US Co-Chair discuss formation of int’l mechanism of discussions between Stepanakert and Baku

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations, Philip Reeker, the PM’s Office said.

FM Mirzoyan discusses Armenia-EU relations with Estonian counterpart

On December 1, within the framework of OSCE Ministerial Council, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met with Urmas Reinsalu, the Foreign Minister of Estonia, the Armenian MFA said.

Japan expresses concern over Russia-China joint bomber flight

Japan has voiced its concerns to authorities in Russia and China via diplomatic channels over joint patrols of the two countries’ warplanes near Japan’s territory on Wednesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday.

Reuters: Pentagon to allocate $1.2 billion for NASAMS for Ukraine

The Pentagon will sign a contract with the U.S. company Raytheon to produce six NASAMS SAMs for Ukraine, Reuters reported citing its source. The contract will be worth $1.2 billion.

U.S. Ambassador-designate pledges to help Armenians to document atrocities committed by Azerbaijani servicemen

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) stressed the importance of the U.S. holding Azerbaijan accountable for its war crimes and clearly condemning Azerbaijani aggression against Armenians, during the Senate confirmation hearing for Biden Administration nominees for U.S. Ambassador to Armenia and Russia, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Germany officially withdraws from Energy Charter Treaty

Germany has formally decided to abandon an international energy accord that fossil fuel companies had used to oppose measures against climate change, the country’s energy minister said Wednesday, AP reported.

Armenian, Czech FMs exchange views on EU Monitoring Mission

On November 30, in Łódź, within the framework of OSCE Ministerial Council, the Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met with the Foreign Minister of Czech Republic Jan Lipavský.

Azerbaijan army fires towards Armenia positions

On November 30, at 22:35, the units of the Azerbaijani armed forces opened fire—from rifle weapons of various calibers—in the direction of the Armenian positions located in the eastern part of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border zone.

President Harutyunyan received members of the Chamber of Advocates of Artsakh

On November 30, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received members of the Chamber of Advocates of the Artsakh Republic, headed by Chairman of the Chamber Erik Beglaryan.

President Harutyunyan partook in the meeting on the occasion of the Professional Day of the Police Officer

On November 30, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs and participated in a solemn meeting on the occasion of the Professional Day of the Police Officer. 

Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan continues to spread disinformation: Defense Army

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan continues to spread disinformation. The spread message that the Defense Army’s units opened fire on the Azerbaijani positions located in the occupied territories of Shushi and Askeran regions of the Republic of Artsakh between 2:40 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. on November 30 does not correspond to reality.

Dutch Ambassador visits Jermuk to get acquainted with current situation following latest Azeri aggression

Ambassador of the Netherlands to Armenia Nico Schermers visited the town of Jermuk, the Jermuk municipality said.

ANCA presses U.S. Congress to appropriate $50 million for Artsakh in end-of-year spending package

As the U.S. House and Senate wrap up the 117th Congress, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is urging legislative leaders to adopt a $50 million aid package for Artsakh in the end-of-year spending package they are currently considering, ANCA reports.

Azerbaijan again violates Nagorno Karabakh ceasefire

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in Artsakh on November 29 at the eastern and north-eastern directions of the line of contact using small arms, the Ministry of Defense of Artsakh said in a statement.

Armenian Foreign Minister visits Poland for 29th OSCE Ministerial Council

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will travel to Poland November 30 – December 2 to participate in the 29th OSCE Ministerial Council, the foreign ministry said in a press release.

Azerbaijan army fires at Armenia positions, uses mortars as well

On November 29, at 23:10, the units of the Azerbaijani armed forces opened fire—from rifle weapons of various calibers—in the direction of the Armenian positions located in the eastern part of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border zone. The enemy also used mortars.

Raisi: U.S. presence does not contribute to stability in regional states

The U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East could significantly contribute to establishing security in the region, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said at a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, IRNA reported.

China says US missile cruiser driven away after intruding into Chinese waters off Spratly

The US guided-missile cruiser Chancellorsville intruded into waters near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea without any Chinese permission, spokesman for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command Tian Junli said on Tuesday, reports TASS.