Azerbaijani president congratulates Ukrainian counterpart

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of congratulations to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

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It is gratifying that our interstate relations, built on solid foundations, have risen to the level of strategic partnership.

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Armenian ombudsman held at gunpoint by Azeri soldier

An Azerbaijani serviceman held Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan at gunpoint last week, Tatoyan said in a statement on Monday, August 23, expressing conviction that the presence of the Azerbaijani military on the roads of Syunik is a real threat to the residents of Armenia.

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Azerbaijani troops withdrew from area they occupied on border with Artsakh’s Yeghtsahogh village, mayor says

“Azerbaijani troops had advanced about 1 km, [but] now they have withdrawn to their base deployed in the cattle farm that used to belong to our community. The village was under direct target from that area where the adversary had advanced; now they have retreated,” said the village head.