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New US ambassador arrives in Moscow amid high tension

Jan. 26, 2023 07:04 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States' new ambassador to Russia, Lynne Tracy, has arrived in Moscow, the U.S. embassy said Thursday. Tracy most recently was the ambassador to Armenia and served as the deputy chief of mission in Moscow in 2014-17. She replaces John Sullivan, who resigned...

EU greenlights Armenia mission to ease border tensions

Jan. 23, 2023 08:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed on Monday to dispatch a civilian mission to Armenia to help boost security around its border and improve relations with neighboring Azerbaijan, amid tensions over a transport corridor to the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The...

EXPLAINER: Tensions high over isolated Azerbaijan region

Jan. 22, 2023 02:41 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two years after Azerbaijan and Armenia ended a war that killed about 6,800 soldiers and displaced around 90,000 civilians, tensions between the countries are again high in a dispute over a six-kilometer (nearly four-mile) road known as the Lachin Corridor. The...

15 Armenian soldiers die in fire at military base

Jan. 19, 2023 06:35 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A fire at a military base in Armenia early Thursday killed 15 soldiers after they used gasoline for heating, the Defense Ministry said. The blaze quickly swept through a military barrack in the village of Azat, in Gegharkunik province, eastern Armenia. ...

Armenia cancels military drills, widening rift with Moscow

Jan. 10, 2023 10:54 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The prime minister of Armenia said Tuesday that his country has refused to host military drills planned by a Russia-dominated security pact, an announcement that reflected the Armenian government's growing tensions with Moscow. Nikol Pashinyan has repeatedly...

Armenian activists protest over Karabakh road link standoff

Dec. 28, 2022 13:09 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Hundreds of opposition supporters rallied in the Armenian capital on Wednesday, urging the government to act to unblock a vital road to the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, after weeks of rising tension over Azerbaijani protests which choked off basic supplies to the...

UN official warns against new Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Dec. 21, 2022 01:07 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official urged the international community Tuesday to prevent Armenia and Azerbaijan from resuming their conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as the two countries accused each other of violating a Russian-brokered peace agreement. ...

Soldier wounded amid heightened Armenia-Azerbaijan tensions

Nov. 10, 2022 11:33 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia ’s Defence Ministry reported Thursday that an Armenian soldier was wounded and in critical condition after being shot by Azerbaijani forces on the eastern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Both sides accused each other of opening fire on...

No breakthrough in Armenia, Azerbaijan peace talks in Russia

Oct. 31, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday to try to broker a settlement to a longstanding conflict between the two ex-Soviet neighbors, but announced no breakthrough. The peace talks took place as Putin’s military...