Armenia’s PM talks to Putin, Blinken on Azerbaijan truce
16 September 2022 | 11:29 am
A tentative truce appears to be holding, but Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's office said the situation was still "very tense." Over 200 soliders died in fighting this week.
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Speaking at the 25th anniversary ceremony of the International Criminal Court, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said "no one should be able to lead a war of aggression and get away with it in the 21st century."
International pressure on South Africa has eased now that the Russian leader will attend the BRICS summit via video link only. The decision leaves ties between the only African nation in the alliance and Russia intact.
Antony Blinken became the first US secretary of state to visit Tonga, as Washington continues to increase its diplomatic efforts in the Pacific. Blinken warned the island kingdom about "Chinese ambitions" in the region.
The pledge comes after Moscow pulled out of a grain deal that had allowed the transport of millions of tons of Ukrainian food exports through the Black Sea.
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Russian investigators have confirmed Yevgeny Prigozhin, a prominent military figure in the Ukraine war and a close ally of Vladimir Putin, is dead. It comes two months after he staged a mutiny against the miltary.
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Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region has been cut off from much-needed supplies since December, when Azerbaijan closed the one road connecting the region to ally Armenia, saying it was an arms smuggling route.
Azerbaijan launched an "anti-terrorist" operation in the Armenia-backed breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Baku's government said a truce and talks were contingent on the enclave's unconditional surrender.
Baku's Defense Ministry earlier blamed six deaths in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region on Armenian separatists. It comes three years after a war with neighboring Armenia over the region.
Not for the first time, EU leaders are facing growing calls to take a firmer line with Azerbaijan. With a gas deal in place and myriad geopolitical considerations, hopeful Armenians shouldn't hold their breath.
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