Both sides in the Karabakh conflict reported cease fire violations overnight from Wednesday to Thursday 6/7 April. The military authorities of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic said that one of their soldiers was killed in the incident. The two sides had earlier agreed to a cessation of hostilities after mediation efforts by Russia.
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