Tag: Week in Review

February 3, 2023

Ep. 220: The Week in Review (03.02.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 3: The International Court of Justice hears cases presented by Armenia and Azerbaijan against each other on the application of CERD; Azerbaijan’s ongoing blockade of the Lachin Corridor is now in its 54th day; Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister says that as a result of the 2020 Artsakh War, Azerbaijan was able to reclaim the territories which belonged to it and more.

January 27, 2023

Ep. 219: The Week in Review (27.01.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 27: The population of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) continues to be under siege as Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Lachin Corridor is now in its 48th day; this week the EU approved the deployment of a 100-person civilian mission to Armenia for a two-year term, triggering a furious response from the Russian Foreign Ministry; U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken tells Aliyev to reopen the Lachin Corridor, underscoring the risk of a humanitarian crisis and more.

January 20, 2023

Ep. 218: The Week in Review (20.01.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 20: Fifteen soldiers are killed when a fire erupts in a military barrack in Armenia’s Gegharkunik region; Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Lachin Corridor is now in its second month; Armenian children returning to Nagorno-Karabakh accompanied by Russian peacekeepers are harassed by masked Azerbaijanis and more.

January 13, 2023
Armenia, Russia, France and the Changing Dynamics at the UN Security Council

Ep. 217: The Week in Review (13.01.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 13: The blockade of the Lachin Corridor by Azerbaijan enters second month; Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev says the road is not closed for those Armenians of Artsakh who do not wish to become citizens of Azerbaijan, they can leave; a delegation headed by the President of France’s National Assembly arrives in Yerevan and more.

December 16, 2022

Ep. 215: The Week in Review (16.12.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 16: Artsakh continues to remain in a blockade after so-called Azerbaijani “environmental activists” shut down the Lachin Corridor; after international pressure, Azerbaijani authorities restore natural gas supply to Artsakh; Armenia’s parliament adopts bill on creating a Ministry of Internal Affairs and more.

December 9, 2022

Ep. 214: The Week in Review (09.12.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 9: A group of Azerbaijanis in civilian clothes block only highway linking Armenia and Artsakh for several hours citing “illegal exploitation of minerals”; Armenia’s Parliament approves the Government’s 2023 budget and adopts number of new laws including the establishment of a Foreign Intelligence Service; airlines registered in Armenia to remain on the EU black list and more.

December 2, 2022

Ep. 213: The Week in Review (02.12.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 2: Azerbaijani Armed Forces consistently violated the ceasefire with Armenia and Artsakh over this past week, injuring three Armenian servicemen; France’s parliament unanimously adopts a resolution supporting Armenia and calls for sanctions against Azerbaijan; Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov states that asking Moscow to reconfirm its offer regarding leaving the status of Nagorno-Karabakh to the future is not in the spirit of the negotiations.

November 25, 2022

Ep. 212: The Week in Review (25.11.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 25: The CSTO Summit and Collective Security Council Session takes place in Yerevan; Armenia’s PM Nikol Pashinyan refuses to sign final CSTO document, says text does not include appropriate assessment of the September Azerbaijani attack against Armenia; Azerbaijani Armed Forces continue to violate ceasefire with Armenia and Artsakh on a daily basis and more.

November 18, 2022

Ep. 211: The Week in Review (18.11.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 18: Azerbaijani Armed Forces violate the ceasefire several times in Armenia and Artsakh; France’s Senate adopts resolution calling on the French Government to sanction Azerbaijan for its aggression against Armenia and Artsakh; Russian President Vladimir Putin will be in Armenia taking part in the summit of the leaders of CSTO member states next week.

November 11, 2022

Ep. 210: The Week in Review (11.11.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 11: Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan meet in Washington, agree to expedite negotiations; Azerbaijani President makes egregious comments in Shushi triggering a retaliation by PM Nikol Pashinyan; the Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention expresses grave concern regarding Aliyev’s speech; Russian President Vladimer Putin to visit Yerevan for the summit of CSTO leaders and more.

October 28, 2022
Ep. 208: The Week in Review (28.10.22)

Ep. 208: The Week in Review (28.10.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 28: The Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization holds extraordinary session about potentially providing assistance to Armenia; Russian President Vladimir Putin says Armenia has two options for settling the conflict; leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia to meet in Sochi on October 31 and more.

October 21, 2022
Ep. 207: The Week in Review (21.10.22)

Ep. 207: The Week in Review (21.10.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 21: OSCE Needs Assessment Mission expected to arrive in Armenia today; while in India for an official visit, Defense Minister Suren Papikyan meets his counterpart and takes part in DEFEXPO defense exhibition; while in Yerevan, Iran’s Foreign Minister reiterates Tehran’s stance that it will not accept any change of historical borders in the region, which he called a red line for Iran.

October 14, 2022

Ep. 206: The Week in Review (14.10.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 14: The advance group of the European Civilian Monitoring Mission arrives in Yerevan; French President Emmanuel Macron accuses Russia of stoking the Armenia-Azerbaijani conflict as part of an effort to destabilize the South Caucasus; at the Summit of CIS leaders in Astana, PM Nikol Pashinyan says that the risk of a new aggression by Azerbaijan remains high while Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev says that if important points in the November 2020 ceasefire statement are not implemented, they will have no choice but to take “adequate action”.

October 7, 2022

Ep. 205: The Week in Review (07.10.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 7: Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Prague; he also meets with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; the EU will send a civilian monitoring mission on the border of Armenia; 17 Armenian POWs are repatriated and more

September 30, 2022

Ep. 204: The Week in Review (30.09.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 30: Three Armenian servicemen killed after another attack by Azerbaijani Armed Forces this week; Prime Minister Nikol Pahsinyan meets with French President Emmanuel Macron; diplomats accredited in Armenia visit Gegharkunik region to assess damage to civilian infrastructure following Azerbaijani attack and more.

September 23, 2022

Ep. 203: The Week in Review (23.09.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 23: After days of relative calm, Azerbaijani forces have started violating the ceasefire on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border; Armenia’s Prime Minister delivers speech at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives leads a congressional delegation to Armenia and more.

September 9, 2022

Ep. 202: The Week in Review (09.09.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 9: Five Armenian POWs are repatriated following the Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting in Brussels; the new U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group is in Armenia; opposition forces announce that they will boycott parliament again; Starmus Festival kicks off in Yerevan and more.

September 2, 2022

Ep. 201: The Week in Review (02.09.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 2: The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan meet in Brussels; former Artsakh Defense Army commander arrested for negligence and abuse of power; three people arrested in connection with the deadly Surmalu market blast and more.

August 26, 2022

Ep. 200: The Week in Review (26.08.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 26: The villages of Aghavno, Berdzor, and Sus were handed to Azerbaijan; a temporary road linking Armenia to Artsakh to be used starting September 1; Pashinyan and Aliyev to meet in Brussels on August 31

August 19, 2022

Ep. 199: The Week in Review (19.08.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 19: Major blast at a shopping center in Yerevan leaves 16 dead; Russian diplomat says peacekeepers will not be redeployed until the new corridor is complete; Armenian government intends to open three checkpoints on border with Azerbaijan.

August 12, 2022

Ep. 198: The Week in Review (12.08.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 12: Residents of the Armenian village of Aghavno, located on the Lachin Corridor have been told to leave their homes by August 25 when the village will be handed over to Azerbaijan; following another Azerbaijani attack in Artsakh, Armenia’s prime minister announces the necessity to clarify the actions of the Russian peacekeeping mission; Iran is set to open a consulate in Armenia’s southern town of Kapan in Syunik region and more.

July 29, 2022

Ep. 197: The Week in Review (29.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 29: Azerbaijani Armed Forces fire on villages in Artsakh, damaging a home in Karmir Shuka; jailed government critic Avetik Chalabyan is released from pre-trial detention; Turkey sets preconditions for normalization of relations with Armenia and more.

July 22, 2022
Armenia and the West: Reassessing the Relationship

Ep. 196: The Week in Review (22.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 22: Human Rights Watch criticizes new EU-Azerbaijan energy deal; CIA director in Yerevan as part of a regional visit to the South Caucasus; Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei announces that Iran will not tolerate efforts to block its border with Armenia and more.

July 15, 2022

Ep. 195: The Week in Review (15.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 15: A new Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces has finally been appointed; Armenia’s Prime Minister has a telephone conversation with Turkey’s President; Armenia’s parliament discusses the reestablishment of an Interior Ministry and more.

July 8, 2022

Ep. 194: The Week in Review (08.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 8: Azerbaijani Armed Forces open fire on Armenian villages twice in the Vayots Dzor region of Armenia; Artsakh authorities report that the Kanach Zham Church in Shushi is being converted to an orthodox church under the pretense of restoration work; Russia responds to Canadian embassy opening in Yerevan and more.

July 1, 2022

Ep. 193: The Week in Review (01.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 1: Parliament votes to strip two opposition MPs of their positions in the National Assembly for their prolonged absences; Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says several Armenian villages will be handed over to Azerbaijan; Armenia has its first woman Prosecutor General and more.

June 24, 2022

Ep. 192: The Week in Review (24.06.22)

In EVN report’s news roundup for the week of June 24: An Armenian soldier is shot dead by Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Armenia’s Gegharkunik region; Artur Vanetsyan, head of the Fatherland Party and leader of the “I Have Honor” bloc resigns his seat in parliament; while in Baku, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the OSCE Minsk Group ceased its activities because of the U.S. and France plus more.

June 10, 2022

Ep. 190: The Week in Review (10.06.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of June 10: While in Yerevan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that Armenia will control any transportation links between Azerbaijan and Nakhichevan; a Government bill proposes subordinating the Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces to the Minister of Defense; an investigation has been launched following violent clashes between protesters and police in the country’s capital and more.

June 3, 2022
Ep. 189: The Week in Review (03.06.22)

Ep. 189: The Week in Review (03.06.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of June 3: Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations on border delimitation and demarcation and unblocking of transportation routes are intensifying; Azerbaijani armed forces open fire on Armenian positions in the southeast, fatally wounding an Armenian soldier; opposition protests enter fifth week in the capital.

May 13, 2022
Ep. 187: The Week in Review (13.05.22)

Ep. 187: The Week in Review (13.05.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of May 13: Armenian and Azerbaijani delegations will meet in Moscow next week to discuss border demarcation issues; opposition protests continue in Yerevan; Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the Netherlands on an official visit and more.

May 6, 2022

Ep. 186: The Week in Review (06.05.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of May 6: Opposition protests demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan continue; special envoys for Armenian-Turkish rapprochement meet for the third time in Vienna; Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in the U.S. on an official visit and more.

April 29, 2022

Ep. 185: The Week in Review (29.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 29: the Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia to meet in Dushanbe on May 13; ongoing opposition protests are calling for the resignation of PM Nikol Pashinyan; a number of former state officials issue statement on the critical situation in the country following the 2020 Artsakh War and more.

April 22, 2022

Ep. 184: The Week in Review (22.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 22: Leaders of Armenia and Russia issue a joint statement following bilateral talks in Moscow; Artur Vanetsyan, leader of the parliamentary opposition faction “I Have Honor” starts sit-in in Yerevan’s Freedom Square; during the Government session, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says no document on Artsakh will be signed without public consultations.

April 15, 2022

Ep. 183: The Week in Review (15.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 15: Armenia’s Prime Minister says international community is asking Armenia to slightly lower its bar on the final status of Karabakh; opposition parliamentarians are barred from entering Artsakh by Russian peacekeepers; Azerbaijani President says that for there to be peace in the region, Armenia must be demilitarized and more.

April 8, 2022

Ep. 182: The Week in Review (08.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 8: The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan meet in Brussels; Russian Foreign Minister says French and U.S. co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group are refusing to cooperate with the Russian co-chair because of their “Russophobic stance” in light of the situation in Ukraine; parliamentary opposition factions stage a protest in Yerevan ahead of the Brussels meeting & more.

April 1, 2022

Ep. 181: The Week in Review (01.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 1: the Minister of Emergency SItuations is arrested on corruption charges; the ruling Civil Contract party announces their mayoral candidate for the 2023 elections; Artsakh requests more Russian peacekeepers as the situation remains tense and more.

March 25, 2022

Ep. 180: The Week in Review (25.03.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 25: Azerbaijan violates the ceasefire regime in Artsakh, dangerously escalating the situation while the world’s attention is focused on Ukraine; Armenia applies to the ECHR, asking the court to take urgent measures against Azerbaijan for violating the rights of the people of Artsakh; after briefly restoring natural gas supply to Artsakh, Azerbaijan shuts it down again, leaving residents without heat in freezing temperatures and more.

March 11, 2022

Ep. 178: The Week in Review (11.03.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 11: Azerbaijani Armed Forces are targeting Armenian settlements and military positions as the world’s attention is focused on the war in Ukraine; the European Parliament passes a resolution on the destruction of cultural heritage in Artsakh; Armenia’s National Security Service announces that it caught another spy network operating in Armenia and more.

March 4, 2022

Ep. 177: The Week in Review (04.03.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 4: Armenia’s parliament elects new president; natural gas prices set to increase on April 1; Armenia abstains during UN vote on a resolution against the war in Ukraine and more.

February 25, 2022

Ep. 176: The Week in Review (25.02.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 25: As Russia launches a full scale war in Ukraine, tensions in the greater region surge; Russia and Azerbaijan sign historic declaration on a strategic alliance; two Azerbaijani MPs cause a scandal in Yerevan during the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly session and Armenia’s government sacks five top military commanders.

February 11, 2022

Ep. 174: The Week in Review (11.02.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 11: The Government of France and the European Council mediate the return of eight Armenian POWs; ruling Civil Contract party announces the establishment of an ad-hoc commission to investigate Armenia’s defeat in the 44-day war; Azerbaijani forces opened fire in the direction of two villages in Artsakh, targeting civilians early this morning and more.

February 4, 2022

Ep. 173: The Week in Review (04.02.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 4: The ruling Civil Contract Party announces its candidate for the office of president; Azerbaijan rejects Armenia’s proposals on the demarcation and delimitation process; Azerbaijani culture minister says a working group will restore “Armenianized” Albanian temples, raising serious concerns yet again.

January 28, 2022

Ep. 172: The Week in Review (28.01.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 28: Armenia marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of its Armed Forces; President Armen Sarkissian resigns; Armenia improves its ranking in Transparency International’s newly published annual Corruption Perceptions Index and more.

January 21, 2022

Ep. 171: The Week in Review (21.01.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 21: Armenia’s Foreign Ministry denies that Armenia set preconditions for the demarcation of the border with Azerbaijan; the trial of former Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan kicks off; COVID numbers are on the rise again in Armenia and more.

January 14, 2022

Ep. 170: The Week in Review (14.01.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 14: Armenia sends peacekeepers to Kazakhstan as part of a CSTO-led peacekeeping mission; three soldiers have already been killed this year by Azerbaijani fire; the special envoys of Armenia and Turkey meet for the first time in Moscow.

December 24, 2021

Ep. 169: The Week in Review (24.12.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 24: Yerevan has a new mayor after City Council impeaches now former Mayor Hayk Marutyan; 10 POWs return to Armenia through EU mediation; Armenia appoints a special envoy to start dialogue with Turkey and more.

November 12, 2021
Ep. 162: The Week in Review (05.11.21)

Ep. 163: The Week in Review (12.11.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 12: This week marked one year since the November 9 trilateral statement that ended the 2020 Artsakh War; Azerbaijani forces place customs checkpoints on the portion of the Goris-Kapan highway that now runs through Azerbaijani controlled territory; a second Armenian civilian in Artsakh is killed and three others wounded by Azerbaijani forces.

November 5, 2021
Ep. 162: The Week in Review (05.11.21)

Ep. 162: The Week in Review (05.11.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 5: Covid numbers continue to surge in the country; the ECHR obliges Baku to pay compensation to the families of two Armenian captives in cases dating back to 2014; as the anniversary of the trilateral statement that ended the 2020 Artsakh War nears, the Kremlin says it will present a comprehensive report.

October 29, 2021
Ep. 161: The Week in Review (29.10.21)

Ep. 161: The Week in Review (29.10.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 29: Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian pays an unprecedented visit to Saudi Arabia; Azerbaijan officially opens an international airport in Fizuli/Varanda, now under their control; the Vatican opens a diplomatic mission in Armenia and more.

October 22, 2021
Ep. 161: The Week in Review (29.10.21)

Ep. 160: The Week in Review (22.10.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 22: Five Armenian POWs are returned from Azerbaijani captivity; Azerbaijan presents its case against Armenia at the International Court of Justice; a number of employees from the State Revenue Committee are arrested on corruption charges.

August 27, 2021
Ep. 152: The Week in Review (27.08.21)

Ep. 152: The Week in Review (27.08.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 27: Azerbaijani troops block two sections of Armenia’s state highway in the Syunik region; during discussions of the Government’s 2021-2026 Programme, a number of brawls erupted in parliament; military training exercises for Armenia’s reserve forces kicked off this week and more.

August 20, 2021
Ep. 151: The Week in Review (20.08.21)

Ep. 151: The Week in Review (20.08.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 20: The number of COVID-19 cases are rising again in Armenia; the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border continues to claim lives as a result of Azerbaijani military provocations; the water crisis in Artsakh’s capital has yet to be resolved and more.