ArmInfo. The US Department of State explained what they are doing in American laboratories in the territories of Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
ArmInfo.The US supports conflict resolution in the countries of the EU Eastern Partnership program. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent said at a video conference held jointly with the Marshall Fund. "These conflicts are sometimes called frozen. But they also include semi-frozen conflicts, such as Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh," Kent said during discussions on conflicts in the territories of the EaP member countries.
ArmInfo. A memorandum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), addressed to the Secretary General of the organization on March 27, 2020 in connection with the ongoing attempts by Azerbaijan to falsify the events that occurred in February 1992, was distributed at the United Nations as an official document. Khojalu from Azerbaijani armed forces. ArmInfo was informed about this in the press service of the Artsakh Foreign Ministry. The document provides arguments confirming that the actions of the Artsakh Republic self-defense forces aimed at neutralizing the shelling and firing positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces located in Khojaly, as well as at unblocking the Stepanakert airport, were caused by absolute military necessity and were consistent with the norms and principles of international humanitarian law. "On the contrary, the Azerbaijani side during the above-mentioned events committed gross violations of a number of norms of international humanitarian law. In particular, the Azerbaijani authorities decided not to evacuate the civilian population in order to maintain a military-strategic position. The use of civilians by Azerbaijani troops as a human shield to provide themselves with cover is not only a gross violation of international humanitarian law, but also, in accordance with article 8 (2) (b) (xxiii) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Code of court amount to war crimes. The tragic combination of the following circumstances is the deliberate violation by the Azerbaijani side of the norms of international humanitarian law, the struggle for power within Azerbaijan and the resulting lack of unity of command in the Azerbaijani armed forces led to the fact that there were human casualties, despite all the protective measures taken by the Artsakh self-defense forces, including, in particular, an early warning about the operation and the creation of humanitarian corridors. In order to escalate anti-Armenian hysteria and cultivate hatred of Armenians in Azerbaijani society, Azerbaijan continues to pursue a policy of falsification and misinformation, spreading false allegations regarding the events that occurred when Khojaly was liberated from Azerbaijani armed groups, "the NKR MFA reported in the statement.
ArmInfo. Last week, the U.S. extended the waiver of Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act with respect to assistance to Azerbaijan, Turan reports. The formal authority of freezing 907, which bans any kind of direct U.S. aid to Azerbaijan, was signed by Stephen Biegun, deputy of state, in late March, according to official records. To recall, Section 907 was adopted by Congress in 1992 and prohibited the provision of government assistance to Baku by the U.S. administration in connection with the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. For many years, Azerbaijani diplomacy has been seeking its cancellation, but so far without success. However, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist act, Congress passed a law on the appropriation of foreign operations, giving the president the right to reject the Section 907. The United States needed this when it was necessary to supply American troops in Afghanistan. Both the Bush and Obama Administrations continued waiving Section 907. The Trump Administration issued its first waiver last year, after two years of delay.