One Armenian soldier was killed and another injured this morning in an incident on the border between Armenia and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported that it was told by the Armenian Defense Ministry's press service that the casualties were caused by Azerbaijani sniper fire. Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry denied the Armenian statement, calling it "disinformation."
source: commonspace.eu with RFE/RL and other media outlets.
Armenia is marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first Republic in May 1918. Alexandre Petrossian, a young political analyst based in Yerevan, reflects on the difficulties encountered by the founding fathers, and the achievements of the first republic