Martuni stadium shelled by Azerbaijani forces during Artsakh war reopens

Panorama,  Armenia

Society 11:59 10/05/2021NKR

Avagyan Arena stadium in the town of Martuni in Artsakh, which was shelled by the Azerbaijani armed forces during last year’s 44-day war, was officially reopened on May 9, Artsakhpress reported.

The reopening of the stadium was marked by a friendly match between football veterans of Martuni and Chartar teams. The match was dedicated to the victories of the Armenian people and the heroes who created those victories.

The head of Martuni regional administration, Edik Avanesyan, informed that the co-founders of the Dream Foundation supported the reconstruction of the Martuni stadium damaged by the war.

Armenian military expert: We must voice our complaints to all international organizations ‘day and night’

Panorama,  Armenia
  

Armenian military expert, Turkologist Karen Hovhannisyan calls for efforts to bring Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to account for the war crimes committed during last year's 44-day war in Artsakh.

“Baku dictator and war criminal Aliyev must become the first war criminal convicted during his lifetime. Today, we must put this issue on the agenda and voice our complaints to all international organizations day and night,” he wrote on Facebook late on Sunday.

The expert said the accusations against Aliyev should include not only the targeted attacks on civilians and hospitals in Artsakh, but also the orders for murder and destruction on religious grounds.

“The names of the killed civilian captives released a few days ago make it clear that many of these people were elderly couples, who did not manage to flee their homes, which belonged to them since the Soviet period. And those people were tortured and killed on religious grounds and for their nationality.

“In addition, there is much evidence that servicemen of Azerbaijan’s regular army not only tortured the surviving and captured Armenian soldiers, but also mutilated and burnt the bodies of the dead servicemen,” the expert said.

“Such a practice of terrorist groups carried out by the Azerbaijani forces during the martial law, that is, when Aliyev was the commander-in-chief, suggests that it was Aliyev who gave all these orders, and the videos that are repeatedly spreading on the internet are evidence of the fulfillment of these orders.

“Today we must create big problems for Azerbaijan in this regard, as well as demand the establishment of multidisciplinary expert commissions from international organizations for every inch of the border drawn using GPS,” Hovhannisyan said. 

MP Edmon Marukyan urges former authorities to withdraw from electoral processes

Panorama,  Armenia
    

Opposition lawmaker Edmon Marukyan, the leader of the Bright Armenia Party, reiterated his call for Armenia’s former authorities to withdraw from the election race to pave the way for a change of government in the country.

“Nothing has changed. I reiterate that if the former authorities want a change of government in the country, they must withdraw from the electoral processes,” the MP told a parliamentary briefing on Monday.

In Marukyan’s words, as a matter of fact, all political forces planning to participate in the snap parliamentary elections announce that they are going to win the elections.

“No force says during the campaign that it is vying for 6th place, have you seen such a force? In this regard, I would like to say that the content offered to the people is very important. We must realize that in 2018 the people rejected not just one person, Serzh Sargsyan, but stood up against an entire system. That is, there can be no return to the past, an alternative is needed,” he said.

Marukyan said the statements made by his party are very clear.

“In its 30 years of independence, this country has been ruled by the former authorities for 27 years, while Nikol Pashinyan has ruled it for 3 years. Now, over these 3 years, Nikol Pashinyan has proved that he cannot govern the country and conduct an effective personnel policy, therefore, an alternative is necessary,” he said.

Separately, Marukyan referred to the media, stating many of them do not invite him to an interview, while journalists noted that he habitually turns down such proposals.

“I usually accept them, rather than reject,” he said. 

MP Edmon Marukyan urges former authorities to withdraw from electoral processes

Panorama,  Armenia
    

Opposition lawmaker Edmon Marukyan, the leader of the Bright Armenia Party, reiterated his call for Armenia’s former authorities to withdraw from the election race to pave the way for a change of government in the country.

“Nothing has changed. I reiterate that if the former authorities want a change of government in the country, they must withdraw from the electoral processes,” the MP told a parliamentary briefing on Monday.

In Marukyan’s words, as a matter of fact, all political forces planning to participate in the snap parliamentary elections announce that they are going to win the elections.

“No force says during the campaign that it is vying for 6th place, have you seen such a force? In this regard, I would like to say that the content offered to the people is very important. We must realize that in 2018 the people rejected not just one person, Serzh Sargsyan, but stood up against an entire system. That is, there can be no return to the past, an alternative is needed,” he said.

Marukyan said the statements made by his party are very clear.

“In its 30 years of independence, this country has been ruled by the former authorities for 27 years, while Nikol Pashinyan has ruled it for 3 years. Now, over these 3 years, Nikol Pashinyan has proved that he cannot govern the country and conduct an effective personnel policy, therefore, an alternative is necessary,” he said.

Separately, Marukyan referred to the media, stating many of them do not invite him to an interview, while journalists noted that he habitually turns down such proposals.

“I usually accept them, rather than reject,” he said. 

MP Edmon Marukyan urges former authorities to withdraw from electoral processes

Panorama,  Armenia
    

Opposition lawmaker Edmon Marukyan, the leader of the Bright Armenia Party, reiterated his call for Armenia’s former authorities to withdraw from the election race to pave the way for a change of government in the country.

“Nothing has changed. I reiterate that if the former authorities want a change of government in the country, they must withdraw from the electoral processes,” the MP told a parliamentary briefing on Monday.

In Marukyan’s words, as a matter of fact, all political forces planning to participate in the snap parliamentary elections announce that they are going to win the elections.

“No force says during the campaign that it is vying for 6th place, have you seen such a force? In this regard, I would like to say that the content offered to the people is very important. We must realize that in 2018 the people rejected not just one person, Serzh Sargsyan, but stood up against an entire system. That is, there can be no return to the past, an alternative is needed,” he said.

Marukyan said the statements made by his party are very clear.

“In its 30 years of independence, this country has been ruled by the former authorities for 27 years, while Nikol Pashinyan has ruled it for 3 years. Now, over these 3 years, Nikol Pashinyan has proved that he cannot govern the country and conduct an effective personnel policy, therefore, an alternative is necessary,” he said.

Separately, Marukyan referred to the media, stating many of them do not invite him to an interview, while journalists noted that he habitually turns down such proposals.

“I usually accept them, rather than reject,” he said. 

Artur Vanetsyan: We have just four and a half years to reinforce our army

Panorama,  Armenia
     

During one of his regional visits, former Director of Armenia’s National Security Service, Chairman of the Homeland Party Artur Vanetsyan was hosted by a family in Urtsadzor, a village in Ararat Province of Armenia.

The mother of the family raised the safety issue: "I have three children; how can I sleep peacefully at night?"

“Security is an invisible thing; as long as a person is safe, he does not understand that a problem may arise tomorrow. Today, they reshape Syunik as they want, they do whatever they want. It cannot proceed like this. We have just four and a half years to re-equip and reinforce our army and to restore the security system in order to be able to withstand all threats,” he said.

Commenting on his decision to step down as National Security Service chief, Vanetsyan said after correctly assessing the situation, he realized that he could not remain in office, adding otherwise people would have blamed him now.

The program on Vanetsyan’s visit will be aired on ArmNews late on Monday. 

Artur Vanetsyan: We have just four and a half years to reinforce our army

Panorama,  Armenia
     

During one of his regional visits, former Director of Armenia’s National Security Service, Chairman of the Homeland Party Artur Vanetsyan was hosted by a family in Urtsadzor, a village in Ararat Province of Armenia.

The mother of the family raised the safety issue: "I have three children; how can I sleep peacefully at night?"

“Security is an invisible thing; as long as a person is safe, he does not understand that a problem may arise tomorrow. Today, they reshape Syunik as they want, they do whatever they want. It cannot proceed like this. We have just four and a half years to re-equip and reinforce our army and to restore the security system in order to be able to withstand all threats,” he said.

Commenting on his decision to step down as National Security Service chief, Vanetsyan said after correctly assessing the situation, he realized that he could not remain in office, adding otherwise people would have blamed him now.

The program on Vanetsyan’s visit will be aired on ArmNews late on Monday. 

Artur Vanetsyan: We have just four and a half years to reinforce our army

Panorama,  Armenia
     

During one of his regional visits, former Director of Armenia’s National Security Service, Chairman of the Homeland Party Artur Vanetsyan was hosted by a family in Urtsadzor, a village in Ararat Province of Armenia.

The mother of the family raised the safety issue: "I have three children; how can I sleep peacefully at night?"

“Security is an invisible thing; as long as a person is safe, he does not understand that a problem may arise tomorrow. Today, they reshape Syunik as they want, they do whatever they want. It cannot proceed like this. We have just four and a half years to re-equip and reinforce our army and to restore the security system in order to be able to withstand all threats,” he said.

Commenting on his decision to step down as National Security Service chief, Vanetsyan said after correctly assessing the situation, he realized that he could not remain in office, adding otherwise people would have blamed him now.

The program on Vanetsyan’s visit will be aired on ArmNews late on Monday. 

Artur Danielyan: Propaganda aimed at ‘disintegrating Syunik’ will start soon in Armenia

Panorama,  Armenia
       

The Founder of Adekvat Union Artur Danielyan writes on Facebook:  "The Saudi import to Turkey fell by 93.7% this year to compare with last year's data. This means, the Saudis actually cease economic relations with the Turks.

In parallel to this, the Head of Political Planning Department at the Saudi Foreign Ministry stated that there is a hope to settle relations with Iran. The two countries had broken diplomatic relations 5 years ago when in the territory of Yemen Iranian SKADs fell over the Saudis.

The Saudi official stressed that the progress is conditioned with progress possible in the Iranian nuclear deal," Danielyan wrote, adding: "In general, this means that two polars  – Israel-Russia-Azerbaijan and US-China-Iran are being formed now. This is the most serious geopolitical event of the past 500 years. And we are in the center of this. Let me be clearer, propaganda aimed at 'disintegrating Syunik' will start soon in Armenia. That propaganda will have nothing in common with Armenia. We will prevent it and that is it."

Artur Danielyan: Propaganda aimed at ‘disintegrating Syunik’ will start soon in Armenia

Panorama,  Armenia
       

The Founder of Adekvat Union Artur Danielyan writes on Facebook:  "The Saudi import to Turkey fell by 93.7% this year to compare with last year's data. This means, the Saudis actually cease economic relations with the Turks.

In parallel to this, the Head of Political Planning Department at the Saudi Foreign Ministry stated that there is a hope to settle relations with Iran. The two countries had broken diplomatic relations 5 years ago when in the territory of Yemen Iranian SKADs fell over the Saudis.

The Saudi official stressed that the progress is conditioned with progress possible in the Iranian nuclear deal," Danielyan wrote, adding: "In general, this means that two polars  – Israel-Russia-Azerbaijan and US-China-Iran are being formed now. This is the most serious geopolitical event of the past 500 years. And we are in the center of this. Let me be clearer, propaganda aimed at 'disintegrating Syunik' will start soon in Armenia. That propaganda will have nothing in common with Armenia. We will prevent it and that is it."