As of May 28 morning, the water level in the village of UST-Ânsk of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) per day dropped by nearly 1.5 metres and is at $ 960 cm, with critical-940 cm. Water logged still 25 yard areas. As correspondent BakuToday in far eastern Russia, regional emergency Center for the Elimination of the accident involving 70 participants, 16 units of equipment.
Committee of emergency situations and civil defense (COES) of Tajikistan requests the authorities of that country to provide fuel for flood relief, and also help the affected population with food and other necessities. About this BakuToday 30 April it was reported in the press service of the Ministry.
"I agree with French OSCE MG co-chairman Bernard Fassier that military solution to the Karabakh conflict is unacceptable. The sooner the conflict is settled, the better it is for Armenia and Azerbaijan and for the whole region," Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov told journalists while commenting on the co-chairs' statements made at the press conference in Baku.
The minister once again reiterated the need for adoption of the main principles of settlement by the sides, on the basis of which a future peace agreement will be signed.
Azerbaijan on Monday described the constitutional referendum held in its breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh as a "farce."
Some 98.6 percent of votes cast in Sunday's poll approved a constitution declaring the Armenian-backed Nagorny Karabakh an independent state.
"In the end it will have negative rather than positive consequences.
Such a referendum does not contribute to a peaceful resolution," Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists on Monday.
"The passing of a legal resolution would need the participation of …
Russia was reportedly completing on Thursday the transfer of military equipment from one of its two Soviet-era bases in Georgia to Russian troops stationed in Armenia.
Russian news agencies said a convoy of 13 military trucks and armored vehicles left the Russian base in Akhalkalaki, southern Georgia, early in the morning and was expected to cross the Armenian border in the afternoon.
Trend 01/07/2006 13:01 - The Co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group have led the peaceful dialogue to a certain stage after which the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia should make a decision, Mathew Bryza, the USA state secretary advisor on Europe and Eurasia, co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group, told in his interview with Radio Liberty, Trend reports.
"My words may urge people to create a condition for healthy debates in the region," told Brysa.
Turan 11/04/2006 20:28 - The process for settlement of the Karabakh conflict continues, Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group Bernar Fassier said at a press conference today.
He also said that his visit to the region was agreed on by Azerbaijan and Armenia's leadership, and he will leave Baku for Yerevan.
After his trip there the co-chairmen will gather in Moscow to discuss the results of their visits to the region, Fassier said, recalling that the American and Russian cochairmen, Steven Mann and Yuri Merzliakov, are also coming to the region.
The Georgian Defense Ministry deployed 250-strong unit in the Georgian village of Eredvi, east of breakaway South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali on February 8, according to the Russian and South Ossetian sides. But Tbilisi has strongly denied the report as "disinformation."
Turan 03/02/2006 - Present visit of co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group to the region is next step for preparation to the meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in Paris on February 10, Azerbaijan's Deputy Foreign Araz Azimov told at the press-conference.
Turan 01/02/2006. "Nagorno Karabakh will never be separated from Azerbaijan. Not today, not tomorrow, not in 10, 15, or 100 years. During my presidency, I will not sign any agreement otherwise," stated Ilham Aliyev yesterday at a Cabinet of Ministers meeting.
He further stated that a future settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh will have to be in favor of Azerbaijan.
"Nagorno Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory, and Azerbaijani people should return there," he noted.
Russia's defense minister refused to rule out Tuesday the possibility that peacekeepers from the country could be involved in efforts to resolve a long-standing conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Sergei Ivanov, who is also a deputy prime minister, said: "Above all, political and diplomatic efforts have to be made to resolve the conflict, after which it will be possible to speak about a peacemaking operation, including with a role for the Russian Armed Forces".
Azerbaijan is satisfied with the results of discussions in PACE sub-committee on Nagorno Karabakh, said Samed Seidov, head of Azerbaijani delegation in PACE, while commenting on results of sub-committee's session in Paris on January 9.
The report of Lord Russell-Johnston about the current state of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict has been heard at the session.
There are no grounds for optimistic statements suggesting that an agreement on peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagonro Karabakh will be signed in 2006, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has said.
AssA-Irada 23/12/2005 08:06 - Russian mediator has said the parties to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict -- Azerbaijan and Armenia - have agreed on stationing peacekeepers.
"The sides have agreed not to make public details of the agreement", Russian co-chair of the mediating OSCE Minsk Group Yuri Merzlyakov told local ANS TV channel.
The talks among foreign ministers of states included in the OSCE, the world's largest security organization, held in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, concluded without passing a final statement.
AssA-Irada 07/12/2005 10:09 - A
high-ranking European official has cited progress in the settlement of
the long-standing Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno Karabakh.
The OSCE fact-finding mission, which has visited the adjacent regions, as well as the high-level meetings, in particular, those between the two countries' presidents, "have raised hopes once in a long time for finding a solution to the conflict", OSCE chairman-in-office, Slovenian foreign minister Dimitrij Rupel said in his opening remarks at the foreign ministers' council meeting on Monday.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) thanked the Azeri government for its pledge to contribute $3 million to its three-year relief operation for internally displaced people in Azerbaijan, at a rate of $1m per year.
Some 2,100 tons of wheat flour, oil and sugar, amounting to $800,000 were distributed among 130,000 rural displaced households living in very poor conditions in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan became a donor to WFP for the first time this year.
Islamic Development Bank is to disburse a long-term credit for financing project on social infrastructure for IDPs in Azerbaijan, a government source said.
The project executor is IDP Social Fund. IDB is to allocate $10,270,000 and the Azeri government $4,270,000 for the project. The credit will be extended for 25 years and project period is three years.
Presently negotiations on the project between the Bank and government are under completion, and by early December they are to sign a credit agreement, a government source emphasized.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have made contradictory statements on their presidents' weekend meeting in Russia which international mediators hoped will mark a turning point in their protracted search for a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Presidents Robert Kocharian and Ilham Aliev did not speak to journalists after their talks in the Russian city of Kazan on Saturday and it is not known if they reached any formal or informal agreements on Karabakh.
A political scholar sees no grounds for expecting positive results from the upcoming meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in Kazan, Russia.
"The meeting will not be any more important than the previous ones," analyst Rasim Musabayov told AssA-Irada.