Armenian sources report that an Armenian soldier, Karen Paruyr Hovhannesyan, was killed on Wednesday, 12 August around midday by a sniper bullet in the Karabakh conflict zone. He was the latest casualty in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan which continues to claim a weekly toll of victims despite the official cease-fire in place.
Both sides continue to report incidents in various locations on the line of contact in the Nagornoi-Karabaklh conflict zone and on the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the last hours.
photo: A sniper in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone (archive picture).
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