Eurowings starts Germany-Armenia flights

Eurowings starts Germany-Armenia flights

August 7, 2021 – 12:58 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Eurowings launched its new direct flights from Cologne/Bonn to the Armenian capital Yerevan on August 6.

Every Friday, an Airbus A320 will be takingoff for Armenia at 2.20 pm, arriving at 8.40 pm. The return flight departs on the same day at 9.30 p.m. and lands at Cologne/Bonn Airport at 00.20 am the next day. All flight times are local times, the airline said in a news release.

Marcelo Wende, Director of Armenia International Airports CJSC, said: “We are happy that Eurowings is entering the Armenian market. We congratulate the airline and wish them successful operation and safe flights. From

Russia concerned over military incidents at Azerbaijani-Armenian border: Foreign Ministry

Moscow is seriously concerned over the increasingly frequent incidents at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Russian Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman Alexander Bikantov said Thursday, adding that tensions at the border keep escalating despite all steps taken. 

“I can note that the Russian side is seriously concerned over the armed incidents at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border that have become increasingly frequent lately. The fact that these incidents cause human casualties on both sides causes particular concerns,” he said.

“Unfortunately, despite all steps taken, tensions at the border do not recede. In this regard, we call on all sides to avoid actions that may cause further degradation of the situation,” the diplomat continued.

Bikantov undersco

Iran’s Ambassador visits the Armenian-Azerbaijani line of contact

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Armenia Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri and Military Attaché of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Republic of Armenia, Colonel Bahman Sadeghin visited the Gegharkunik region accompanied by representatives of the Ministry of Defense.

The commander of the military unit, Major General Arayik Harutyunyan briefed the ambassador on the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, after which a visit was organized to Verin Shorzha section of the border.

The Am

Putin congratulates Pashinyan on appointment as Armenia’s Prime Minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Nikol Pashinyan on his appointment as prime Minister of Armenia.

“I hope that the activities of your government will contribute to the further development of friendly, allied Russian-Armenian relations, as well as the consolidation of peace, security and stability in the South Caucasus,’” Putin said.

“For our part, we are ready to continue the constructive dialogue and joint work on issues on the bilateral and regional agenda,” the Russian President added.

He wished Pashinyan every success

MEPs issue statement on deadly clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Chair of the Delegation for relations with the South Caucasus, MEP Marina KALJURAND, the European Parliament’s Standing Rapporteur on Armenia, MEP Andrey KOVATCHEV, and the European Parliament’s Standing Rapporteur on Azerbaijan, MEP Željana ZOVKO, have issued a joint statement on the deadly clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

 “We deplore the death of three Armenian servicemen on 28 July in clashes with Azerbaijani forces at Armenia’s Gegharkunik province border after Armenian positions and several villages were reportedly fired at since early morn

Germany concerned by escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The renewed violent escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan is deeply concerning, Matthias Lüttenberg, Director for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in an Twitter post.

“Germany calls on both sides to reinstate the ceasefire and to do everything in their power to protect human lives,” he said.

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House of Representatives passes Pallone Amendment, cutting U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan

U.S. House passed the Pallone Amendment, cutting U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan, the Armenian National Committee of America reports.

The Pallone Amendment states, “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act [H.R.4373] under ‘International Military Education and Training’ and ‘Foreign Military Financing Program’ may be made available for Azerbaijan.”

The provision does not block discretionary military equipment which may be transferred by the Department of Defense under U.S. laws Section 333. 

Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) welcomed the House passage of the Amendment.

Pallone Amendment (H.R.4373) talking points:

Stop U.S. Arms and Aid to Azerbaijan:

Congressmen call to block transfer of U.S. drone technology to Turkey

Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) are leading a bi-partisan call on the State Department to suspend export licenses for U.S. drone technology to Turkey, pending an official investigation into the destabilizing role of Turkey’s drone programs in the Caucasus, South Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and around the globe.

On Friday, Representatives Cicilline and Bilirakis urged U.S. House members to join them in cosigning a letter calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to issue a report on the broader ramifications of Turkey’s drone industry; whether they include U.S. technologies that violate currently imposed sanctions; and whether Turkey’s actions constitute yet another violation of NATO rules and bylaws.  

“Over the last year, Turkish drones have been deployed by Azerbaijan against Armenian civilians in Artsakh, Syria; against Kurdish forces that have partnered with the U.S. in the war against ISIS; and in Libya’s civi

Iran says ready to assist Armenia, Azerbaijan in achieving lasting peace

Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman has stressed the need to achieve lasting peace in the South Caucasus region, Mehr News Agency reports.

 Referring to the continuing sporadic border clashes between the border forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed his regret over the casualties during the continuing sporadic border clashes between the Armenian and Azerbaij

Senator Chris Van Hollen criticizes Turkey’s “malign actions” against Armenians

US Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has criticized Turkey’s “malign actions” against Armenians, the Armenian Assembly of America reports.

The remarks were made during the full Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. Policy on Turkey with Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

During the hearing, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) referred to the Artsakh war and Turkey’s counterproductive role in the South Caucasus.

In his opening remarks, Chairman Menendez cited the “pattern of Turkish aggression that has become the norm.”

He stated: “Last summer, Erdogan provided military

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