October 2020

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$ 500,000 will be transferred to the "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin in support of Artsakh. The decision was made on September 30 at the meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council chaired by the Armenian Patriarch in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.  ...
 
In the southern part of the Artsakh-Azerbaijani conflict zone, in the area of Varazatumb (Lele Tepe), the units of the Defense Army shot down an enemy combat helicopter, which crashed in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran.      
 
"They (the Turkish authorities) declare that Armenia is a threat to the international energy pipeline, which is absolute nonsense." Interview of President Armen Sargsyan on CNBC American TV.      
 
Journalists of the French Le Monde newspaper were shelled in the Artsakh city of Martuni, two of them were wounded.      
 
The Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Terteryan, addressed a letter to the US President Donald Trump. "On behalf of the Armenians living in America, we call on them to act immediately, without hesitation, to help stop the Turkish-...
 
"It is necessary to do everything to prevent the hostilities taking place today, and it should be done not with formal calls, but with real steps." RA Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan issued a statement.        
 
3 planes, 2 helicopters, 6 ATS in one afternoon... I did not manage to write, it became 3 planes. Artsrun Hovhannisyan    
 
The Artsakh National Assembly appealed to the indigenous peoples of Azerbaijan - Lezgins, Talysh, Avars, Tatars, Udins, Tsakhurs, Ingilos, Rutuls, the Kurds of the Shahdagh group, who are on the verge of assimilation - to avoid conscription from participating in the aggression, including trying to...
 
Local and foreign journalists were shelled in Martuni on October 1, with no casualties among journalists. Doctors saved the life of the Le Monde journalist. The local driver accompanying them was killed.        
 
The RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the joint appeal of the leaders of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries. The RA NSS has issued a statement on the checkpoints. In Artsakh, the management of the "Karabakh Telecom" has been transferred to the Ministry of Economy and...
 
The 42nd Moscow International Film Festival kicked off on October 1 with a scandal. Two days before the opening, during the days of the Azerbaijani aggression in Artsakh, the film "Paradise of Gate" by Armenian film director Jivan Avetisyan was removed from the program.      
 
On the fifth day of the war in Artsakh, the presidents of the Minsk Group co-chairs, France, the United States and Russia, issued a statement calling on Armenians, Azeris to cease hostilities and to resume talks without preconditions with the support of the Minsk Group.      
 
President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan is leaving for the front line. The Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, Archbishop Pargev, appealed the Armenians.      
 
"The sooner the process of international recognition of the Artsakh Republic begins, the sooner the long-awaited and local peace will be established in the region." The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Artsakh Republic issued a statement on October 3.    
 
"The Armenian people live in perhaps the most decisive stage of their millennial history," RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated in his message addressed to all Armenians today at 5 p.m. RA President Armen Sargsyan gave a video interview to the Indian WION TV channel.      
 
Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has stated that she is ready to provide a platform in Tbilisi for any talks on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. The RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the latest developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone at 15:30.  ...
 
The Armenian side stopped the large-scale attack launched by Azerbaijan today and launched a counterattack in one direction. Defense Army:        
 
The situation at the forefront, on the political-diplomatic front.
 
The Defense Army attacked the Ganja military airport.  
 
On October 3, at 18:00 Yerevan time, a prayer service for the national support of Artsakh was held in all functioning churches of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Faithful from the dioceses of Armenia and the Diaspora attended the national prayer service.      
 
The Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostom II addressed a letter to Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, expressing deep sorrow over the tragic loss of human lives in the region. "The Church of Cyprus strongly condemns any act of violence or terrorism against the values of fundamental human values. The...
 
On October 4, the President of Artsakh announced. "By my order, today the Defense Army fired several rockets to neutralize military installations in Ganja. At the moment, I have instructed to cease fire to avoid innocent casualties among the civilian population. "      
 
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RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called on the demobilized to join the Central Military Command and join the Armenian Army.      
 
According to the information received in the morning, Stepanakert is being shelled. Heavy battles are taking place in the southern direction of the Artsakh front. As of 14:24, strong retaliatory blows were inflicted on the enemy, the targets were successfully hit.        
 
On October 2, Deacon Hrayr Lalayan received a shrapnel wound in the forehead. He is currently in the "Izmirlian Medical Center", his life is not in danger.      
 
Following the appeal of the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on October 5,  former servicemen who were demobilized within the last 1 year to voluntarily join the Central Military Commissariat.        
 
During the days of military escalation in Artsakh, the Facebook page "Media Militants Army" was created. Following only official news feeds, the group filters, finds misleading or fake pages and profiles, and then blocks them.        
 
A large enemy fuel storage base was damaged.    
 
In an  interview with the Armenpress news agency on October 7, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, described the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a provocation.      
 
St. Ghazanchetsots Church in Shushi. Historical Overview.
 
Secretary General of the Assembly of European Churches Jorgen Skov Sorensen conveyed a message to the Catholicos of All Armenians regarding the hostilities on the Artsakh-Azerbaijani line of contact.      
 
In addition to the Transcaucasian Turks, there are indigenous people living in Azerbaijan: Talysh, Lezgins, Tatars, etc. Although considered a national minority, those territories are their historical homeland, they are the descendants of Aghvank.      
 
On October 8, during the regular shelling of peaceful settlements, the Church of the Holy Savior Ghazanchetsots in Shushi was targeted and bombed.      
 
The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin condemned the regular shelling of peaceful settlements, the bombing of the Holy Savior Ghazanchetsots Church in Shushi, considering it an outgrowth of extreme religious intolerance.      
 
Ethnographic and historical studies show that thousands of years ago Armenians created historical and cultural treasures in the Gandzak province of Utyats World or Northern Artsakh, which the Azeris renamed Kirovabad, then Ganja.      
 
The Chairman of the Council of the German Evangelical Church, Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm sent a letter of support to the Catholicos of All Armenians. "All our hopes and prayers are with you, every person whose life is endangered by these hostilities."      
 
The President of the Council of the German Evangelical Church, Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm sent a letter of support to the Catholicos of All Armenians, which states in part: "All our hopes and prayers are with you, every person whose life is endangered by these hostilities."  ...
 
On October 8, the number of coronavirus cases in Armenia increased by 718 reaching to 54473.    
 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan spoke about the agreement reached during the negotiation process after the 11-hour talks with the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Russia in Moscow.      
 
According to the RA Ministry of Defense, a working commission has been formed to respond to the issues of concern to the servicemen in the zone of military operations. The commission will operate in the territory of the Military Aviation University of the RA Ministry of Defense, address: Yerevan,...
 
On October 11, during the Sunday Liturgy, a private prayer for peace will be offered in all churches.    
 
Due to the large-scale military operations unleashed by Azerbaijan on September 27, citizens of Artsakh were temporarily transferred to Armenia. he Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia has set up a temporary parking point for the people of Artsakh in order to take care of...
 
In response to the Patriarchal call, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin is already receiving donations, which will be donated to the "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund "We are our borders: all for Artsakh” program.      
 
The National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic called on the authorities of Armenia, Russia and Iran to form a joint Anti-Terrorist Coalition to physically and effectively neutralize the terrorists and their groups that have penetrated into the region.      
 
On October 11, the liturgies in the Armenian churches had a special significance to remind that war is a disaster and peace is a necessity. All those present joined the kneeling prayer of the Armenian Patriarch in the St. Gayane Monastery. Before the prayer, the Patriarch of All Armenians addressed...
 
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The meeting of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrap Mnatsakanyan started in Moscow in the afternoon.    
 
Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan signed the amendments to the Law on Defense adopted by the parliament today, which regulate the participation of commands in the armed defense of the Republic on a voluntary basis.      
 
On October 13, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Italy to Armenia Vincenzo del Monaco visited Etchmiadzin. This was the farewell visit of the Italian Ambassador.      
 
The Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, His Eminence Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, visited the Holy Saviour Ghazanchetsots Church in Shushi, which was shelled a few days ago and offered prayed for the peace, strengthening, victory and unity of Armenia and Artsakh. The Primate visited the military...
 
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has issued a statement on the armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. The pontiff of the Orthodox Church said in particular: "I deeply condole the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, the people of Armenia and Azerbaijan, on the occasion of the new escalation of the...
 
In the Armenian Diocese of Egypt, at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, a requiem service was offeed for the peace of the souls of our soldiers who died for the sake of the Homeland and a republican Prayer for the peace and stability of Armenia.    
 
On September 28, the Artsakh Humanitarian Diocese of Canada established the "Artsakh Humanitarian Foundation" and raised about $ 119,000. The Mother See transfers donations from the dioceses to the "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund.      
 
RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addressed a message to the people of Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora. Before that, the President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan also delivered a video message.    
 
15 million rubles were transferred from the Armenian Diocese of New Nakhichevan in Russia; the Armenian Diocese of Germany transferred 50,000 euros. 60,000 Euros were received from the Armenian Diocese of France; 37,000 Euros from the Armenian Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, and 87,000 Euros...
 
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan submitted a petition to the President of the Republic on awarding the title of National Hero posthumously to the Commander of the N military unit, Colonel Vahagn Asatryan. By the decree of the President of the Artsakh Republic, the Minister of Defense of the Artsakh...
 
Greek Foreign Minister arrives in Armenia. The Armenians of Europe have initiated an unprecedented protest action, demanding the international recognition of Artsakh. The Milan City Council unanimously recognized the independence of Artsakh. As of October 16, 1465 new cases of coronavirus disease...
 
On October 16, dozens of citizens expressed their dissatisfaction in front of the United Nations Office in Armenia. The representatives of the international organization show a neutral attitude when the peaceful settlements of Armenia and Artsakh are subjected to enemy fire, and civilians are...
 
The Social Service Department of the Mother See coordinates the work with hundreds of Artsakh residents temporarily hosted in the diocesan structures.        
 
Under the presidency of Holiness Karekin II, all the diocesan camps and structures have been mobilized to receive and provide safe accommodation to citizens from Artsakh. Our film crew was in the Diocese of Vayots Dzor.      
 
Every day, at 12:00, for ten minutes, the bells ring in Armenian churches for the sake of victory and peace.    
 
Since October 18, at 00:04, the enemy, violating the humanitarian ceasefire, has launched artillery-missile strikes in the northern and southern directions of Artsakh.      
 
The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia has put up for public discussion a project proposing to temporarily ban the import of a number of goods of Turkish origin from the beginning of next year.    
 
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Referring to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan may agree on a ceasefire control mechanism in the region in the near future. As reported by TASS, Lavrov said this at a press conference following a meeting with Council of...
 
On October 19, at 23:00 Yerevan time, the UN Security Council will convene a closed session on Artsakh. The discussion was initiated by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, represented by Russia, France and the United States. Watch the daily news  here.        
 
The lobby of the "Eornekian School" in Echmiadzin, operating under the auspices of the Mother See, has been turned into a workshop. Teachers, parents and volunteers make camouflage nets.      
 
"The enemy is retreating in the southern direction, towards the Khudaferin reservoir, suffering great losses ... We warned you that you are entering hell." The spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Defense Shushan Stepanyan informed.        
 
[field_telecast_image] [title, body, field_start_time, field_lrahos_date] "Even in the 90s, I did not address you with such an appeal. I am applying now " Archbishop Aprgev. Պարգև սրբազան "Whoever is able, take up weapons and come». Primate of the Diocese of Artsakh, His Eminence Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan made an appeal.  
 
[field_telecast_image] [title, body, field_start_time, field_lrahos_date] October 21 The former presidents of the Artsakh Republic visited the Mother See News of the important events of October 21.  
 
The Armenian Relief Fund of the Armenian Apostolic Church has provided humanitarian assistance to the people of Artsakh who moved to Armenia.      
 
The women of Artsakh bake jingyalov bread in the kitchen of the charity canteen of the "Hrach and Susan Tufayan" Yoth Center in Etchmiadzin. They intend to increase the amount to one million drams and transfer it to the "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund.        
 
The "Fairytale" mobile interactive puppet theater was with the children who came to Armenia from Artsakh from the first day of the war. We met them at the Charents Museum of Literature and Art.      
 
Human Rights Watch has published an article on research and monitoring of weapons used in Artsakh, entitled: "Azerbaijan uses cluster munitions".   
 
In an open letter, the Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan asked the Russian President Vladimir Putin to make every effort to end the war in the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict zone and resume political processes.      
 
The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, violating the norms of international humanitarian law, continue to fire at the settlements of Artsakh. Our diplomats continue to work on international platforms.    
 
Today is the 28th day of the war. Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan wrote on his Facebook page. "The wedding ceremony at the Church of the Holy Savior in Shushi is first and foremost a message to the entire civilized world: the cannons must stop firing the day before."      
 
His Eminence Archbishop Michael: "From now on we are all soldiers".    
 
The Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, appealed to the Minsk Group Co-Chairs.
 
Tbilisi Armenians send donations to the people of Artsakh.  
 
On October 25, on the Feast of the Invention of the Cross, a Divine Liturgy was offered in Khor Virap. The Celebrant was Rev. Fr.  Garnik Loretsyan. His son Narek Loretsyan died in Artsakh 13 days ago.            
 
On October 25, local battles are taking place in all directions of the front.    
 
The UN Security Council discussed the need to ensure control over the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. The Iron Cross of King Ashot, sponsor of the Armenian army was brought to Artsakh. Details of the first half of the day in the video.        
 
Armenian clergy's call for unity and struggle.
 
Armenian President Armen Sargsyan met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels.    
 
The welfare of about 70 women and children from Artsakh in the Tsakhkadzor diocesan camp is under the care of the Mother See and the Kotayk Diocese.      
 
On the morning of October 22, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Catholicos of All Armenians conveyed his Patriarchal blessing to six priests leaving for Artsakh. 
 
"I want you all to believe that we will win. "I want you to pray every day in our churches for our martyrs and the soldiers standing on the front lines." Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan sent a video message from the front line.      
 
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Roughly violating the humanitarian ceasefire agreement reached in the United States, the Azerbaijani side fired artillery at the north-eastern military positions of Artsakh at around 8:45, RA Ministry of Defense press secretary Shushan Stepanyan reports.    
 
The psychologist advises on maintaining an "information diet" for children in wartime.    
 
The Saghmosavan Youth Center sheltered about 70 people from Artsakh.   
 
Civilian settlements of Artsakh are being shelled. Heavy battle is taking place in the south-east of Artsakh. 
 
His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received members of the French National Assembly representing the "Forward Republic" party led by President Emanuel Macron.    
 
During the battles, the Minister of Defense of the Artsakh Republic, Commander of the Defense Army Jalal Harutyunyan was wounded. His life is not in danger. By the order of the President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan, Jalal Harutyunyan will be replaced by Mikael Arzumanyan.      
 
On October 27, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II conveyed his Patriarchal blessings to His Grace Bishop Tatev Hakobyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Romania; Rev. Fr. Aristakes Hovhannisyan; Rev. Fr. Sebeos Ghalachyan and Rev. Fr. Ashot...
 
The Nork Youth Center has already delivered 6 trucks of humanitarian aid to the border. Parents, teachers and students are going to send another car.        
 
The children of Artsakh have already made local friends at the "Kokoclub" Art Therapy Center.      
 
The Catholicos of All Armenians received and gave a Patriarchal urge to the 4 newly ordained priests who had passed the 40-day preparation period.       
 
Defense Army units continue to destroy the enemy's subversive groups.
 
At the same time as the Stepanakert maternity hospital was being bombed, the Shengavit Medical Center in Yerevan announced the birth of one newborn from Artsakh. 107 Artsakh children have been born in Yerevan since September 27.  
 
The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated his readiness to negotiate with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan in the Russian capital without preconditions. Reports "Interfax".    
 
At the same time as the Stepanakert maternity hospital was being bombed, the Shengavit Medical Center in Yerevan announced the birth of one newborn from Artsakh. 107 Artsakh children have been born in Yerevan since September 27.        
 
In front of the parliament building in Ottawa, the Canadian-Armenians organized a demonstration, demanding the Government of Canada to recognize the independence of the Artsakh Republic.      
 
According to the Defense Army, after midnight, the enemy forces tried to launch a new attack in the south-eastern direction, which was stopped by army units.    
 
The staff of the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater joined the volunteers making camouflage nets.    
 
His Eminence Archbishop Paren Avetikyan donated 38,093,200 drams, which will be used to alleviate the pain, sorrow and wounds of the families of the killed and disabled heroes.      
 
The Supreme Spiritual Council has issued the following statement: "There can be no guarantee of security for Artsakh as a part of Azerbaijan". Watch the full text of the announcement other events of the day in the video.      
 
The children of Pablo Tichina school in Vanadzor  are making camouflage nets to send to the border.    
 
From the first day of hostilities, the spiritual servants of the Armenian Church have been with the soldiers. Unfortunately, there are also victims among the church servants.    
 
New Artsakh-Armenia programs in "Mkhitar Sebastatsi" educational complex.  
 
Today, the requiem service of Deacon Narek Petrosyan, a servant of the RA Armed Forces, took place in Holy Mother of God Church in Malatia.    
 
The National Security Service referred to the Facebook activity of Vahe Petrosyan, a religious preacher. Islamist-extremist terrorist Mhreb Muhammad Alshkher was captured by the Defense Army units.    
 
The series of photos of Gagik Harutyunyan taken in Nagorno Karabakh from 1992-95, was presented today in a special exhibition.    
 
About 30 publishing houses and cultural organizations responded to the "Book Charity Fair" initiative of the RA Ministry of Education and Science. 50 to 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the "Soldiers' Security Fund".    
 
Today, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Nikol Pashinyan sent a letter to the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, referring to the allied relations between Armenia and Russia and the agreement on "Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance" in 1997 August 29...