CSTO Thunder 2021 drug enforcement special forces drills to take place in Armenia

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 13:58,

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. From 24 to 28 September, this year, in the Republic of Armenia, special training "Thunder-2021" of the special forces of anti-drug departments, internal affairs and special services within formations of the special forces of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces will be held. The training will take place in accordance with the Joint Training Plan for the command and control bodies and formations of the assets of the CSTO collective security system for 2021, the CSTO said in a press release.

In the course of the first phase, combined groups of Special Forces of the competent bodies of the CSTO member States and the Armenian Armed Forces will practice training and application tasks in the mountainous area with difficult terrain.

At the same time there will be a command and staff training with the operational personnel of the Operational Staff of the formations of special forces of the CSTO CRRF on the planning and conduct of the special operation.

In the process of solving training tasks special troops from CSTO member States together with units of the Armenian Armed Forces and Border Troops will practice interaction, gain experience and skills of participation in a special operation in conditions maximally close to real combat.

During the second phase of the training a competition in tactical shooting from combat weapons and the practical actions of combined operating and combat groups of special forces in solving problems within the mission will be held.

CSTO Thunder 2021 drug enforcement special forces drills to take place in Armenia

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 13:58,

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. From 24 to 28 September, this year, in the Republic of Armenia, special training "Thunder-2021" of the special forces of anti-drug departments, internal affairs and special services within formations of the special forces of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces will be held. The training will take place in accordance with the Joint Training Plan for the command and control bodies and formations of the assets of the CSTO collective security system for 2021, the CSTO said in a press release.

In the course of the first phase, combined groups of Special Forces of the competent bodies of the CSTO member States and the Armenian Armed Forces will practice training and application tasks in the mountainous area with difficult terrain.

At the same time there will be a command and staff training with the operational personnel of the Operational Staff of the formations of special forces of the CSTO CRRF on the planning and conduct of the special operation.

In the process of solving training tasks special troops from CSTO member States together with units of the Armenian Armed Forces and Border Troops will practice interaction, gain experience and skills of participation in a special operation in conditions maximally close to real combat.

During the second phase of the training a competition in tactical shooting from combat weapons and the practical actions of combined operating and combat groups of special forces in solving problems within the mission will be held.

Ex-wife asks for privacy to protect son from disinformation as Armenian pop star Hayko battles COVID-19

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YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. Musician Hayko’s former wife has spoken out about the artist’s health condition after it was revealed that he’s hospitalized with COVID-19.

Fashion designer and singer Anahit Simonyan, who was married to Hayko from 2010 to 2020, released a statement on social media asking for privacy to safeguard their son Arman, who is unaware of the situation.

“Please, don’t spread disinformation. Our son Arman is unaware of this and is receiving numerous letters and questions. Please don’t write letters or ask questions to the child. I will be grateful if you don’t ignore my request,” Simonyan said.

She said that Hayko’s health condition has stabilized.

The Yerevan M. Heratsi Medical University’s Chief of Staff Shushan Danielyan issued a statement, saying that their medics are treating Hayko to overcome the “cruel COVID-19”.

“We’ve utilized everything we got, let’s hope he’ll overcome it,” she said.

News about the singer’s hospitalization was first came about on September 21, when it was reported that Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan visited him at the hospital as a personal friend. 

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan

Ex-wife asks for privacy to protect son from disinformation as Armenian pop star Hayko battles COVID-19

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 14:02,

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. Musician Hayko’s former wife has spoken out about the artist’s health condition after it was revealed that he’s hospitalized with COVID-19.

Fashion designer and singer Anahit Simonyan, who was married to Hayko from 2010 to 2020, released a statement on social media asking for privacy to safeguard their son Arman, who is unaware of the situation.

“Please, don’t spread disinformation. Our son Arman is unaware of this and is receiving numerous letters and questions. Please don’t write letters or ask questions to the child. I will be grateful if you don’t ignore my request,” Simonyan said.

She said that Hayko’s health condition has stabilized.

The Yerevan M. Heratsi Medical University’s Chief of Staff Shushan Danielyan issued a statement, saying that their medics are treating Hayko to overcome the “cruel COVID-19”.

“We’ve utilized everything we got, let’s hope he’ll overcome it,” she said.

News about the singer’s hospitalization was first came about on September 21, when it was reported that Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan visited him at the hospital as a personal friend. 

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan

Putin appoints Mikayel Aghasandyan Russia’s permanent representative to CSTO

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 15:06,

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Mikayel Aghasandyan as permanent and plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

The respective decree has been published on the official portal of legal information.

Mikayel Aghasandyan has served as Ambassador-at-Large at the Russian Foreign Ministry.

 

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Putin appoints Mikayel Aghasandyan Russia’s permanent representative to CSTO

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 15:06,

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Mikayel Aghasandyan as permanent and plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

The respective decree has been published on the official portal of legal information.

Mikayel Aghasandyan has served as Ambassador-at-Large at the Russian Foreign Ministry.

 

Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan

Parliamentary committee on defense and security sets up working group for Syunik border situation

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YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. The Defense and Security Affairs committee of parliament is setting up a working group on the border situation in Syunik province, the committee’s chair Andranik Kocharyan said during a meeting in response to opposition Hayastan MP Artur Ghazinyan’s offer to do so. 

“The working group is being formed for next week. Committee member Armen Khachatryan is now in Syunik regarding organizational matters,” Kocharyan said.

Earlier a similar proposal was made by opposition Pativ Unem MP Tigran Abrahamyan, who had said that the committee should form a task force to get acquainted with the border situation and give accurate assessments.

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Parliamentary committee on defense and security sets up working group for Syunik border situation

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 15:11,

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. The Defense and Security Affairs committee of parliament is setting up a working group on the border situation in Syunik province, the committee’s chair Andranik Kocharyan said during a meeting in response to opposition Hayastan MP Artur Ghazinyan’s offer to do so. 

“The working group is being formed for next week. Committee member Armen Khachatryan is now in Syunik regarding organizational matters,” Kocharyan said.

Earlier a similar proposal was made by opposition Pativ Unem MP Tigran Abrahamyan, who had said that the committee should form a task force to get acquainted with the border situation and give accurate assessments.

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan

Azerbaijani farmer killed in landmine explosion

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YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. An Azerbaijani farmer was killed in a landmine explosion while carrying out agricultural works in the village of Bala Jafarli in the country’s north-western Qazakh district, Turan news agency reported.

The report said that the victim was a resident of the village of Khanlgar of the same district.

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan

Azerbaijani farmer killed in landmine explosion

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 15:30,

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. An Azerbaijani farmer was killed in a landmine explosion while carrying out agricultural works in the village of Bala Jafarli in the country’s north-western Qazakh district, Turan news agency reported.

The report said that the victim was a resident of the village of Khanlgar of the same district.

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan