The Armenian ngo "Peace Dialogue" has issued the second part of its report on casualties in the Armenian Armed Forces in the period 2010-2015. The report focuses on suicides and murders, and says that in this period.
The report says the armed forces suffered a total of 206 fatal casualties, of which 48 were the result of suicides and 43 the result of murders. That number does not include the fatalities that were the result of ceasefire regime violations on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the line of contact. In percentage these numbers are equivalent to 23% and 21% of total non-combat casualties during the last 6 years.
The figures reflect casualties in both the army of Armenia and that of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
"As expected the declaration from the 5th Eastern Partnership summit did not change in any significant way the approach of the EU to the eastern neighbourhood. However the declaration has something for everybody, and there are interesting nuances in the text that can form the basis in the future for the next steps in the EU's engagement with the region", commonspace.eu political editor said in a comment.
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.