ARMENIAN PM CALLS FOR EU TO THREATEN AZERBAIJAN WITH SANCTIONS
- Armenian PM Tigran Sargsyan called for the EU to issue a resolution in order to terminate the militarization in the South Caucasus, Tigran Sargsyan told European Voice paper after his two day visit to Brussels.
According to Sargsyan, the EU should issue a resolution dictating that the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute to be solved peacefully.
The Armenian PM considers that the EU should threaten Azerbaijan with sanctions and clarify what those sanctions will be. Tigran Sargsyan told the paper that Azerbaijan is trying to undermine the work of OSCE Minsk Group stressing that Armenia is strong enough to maintain balance in the South Caucasus.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, an Azerbaijani diversion had claimed the lives of three Armenian soldiers and wounded six others - one of whom is an officer - in the early morning hours on Monday.
The killed soldiers are: Hrach Sargsyan, Zohrab Balabekyan, and Karen Davtyan.
The wounded military servicemen are: Lieutenant Mushegh Nurbekyan, and conscripts Igit Hovhannisyan, Maxim Melkonyan, Sedrak Shahbazyan, Artak Mnatsakanyan and Koryun Iritsyan.
- 1818 Birth of Gevorg Hakhverdyan (philologist) in Tbilissi (Georgia). He died in 1861.
- 1860 Constantinople's National General Assembly adopts (and the Patriarch ratifies) the National Constitution of Western Armenia.
- 1921 Stalin, through the illegal decision of the Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party, separates Artsakh (Mountainous Gharabagh) from Armenia and forcibly annexes it to Azerbaijan.