Updated: The Azerbaiijani Ministry of Defence has said that it has downed an Armenian drone that tried to enter the country's airspace in the direction of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Some Azerbaijani media have released pictures of the downed unmanned aeriel vehicle. Armenia has denied the incident.
The situation on the line of contact in the Karabakh conflict zone and the international border between the two countries has been reasonably calm over the last weeks as Russian led peace efforts have been ongoing.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Azerbaijan released these pictures claiming it is of part of an Armenian drone downed by their forces on 27 August 2016. (picture courtesy of APA)
Mammadov has been part of Azerbaijan's ruling circle for a long time. He has headed the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidential Administration since 1997 and was appointed Assistant to the President for Foreign Affairs in 2017. He was also the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.
Demonstrations and street protests in Armenia gathered momentum on Friday (20 April) with protestors blocking traffic in large parts of the capital Yerevan, before gathering for an evening rally in the centre of the city, an event which observers say attracted up to 50,000 people.