Ani Avetisyan

Ani was writing stories and photographing for four years before moving into the world of facts and numbers, first working as a data journalist, then as a fact-checker. Open-source investigations and data visualisation are her passions. Ani is interested in everything South Caucasus, politics, and 20th century world history.

Kremlin propaganda turns up the heat on Armenia

In the wake of Nagorno-Karabakh’s surrender to Azerbaijan, the Kremlin has intensified its criticism of Armenia’s leadership. 

‘If I had wings, I would fly away’: Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians seek evacuation

Much of Nagorno-Karabakh’s population is seeking to leave the region as it comes under Azerbaijani control. 

Armenia slams Russia for ‘absolute indifference’

The statement came after Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that Armenia was to blame for the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. 

Arayik Harutyunyan resigns as president of Nagorno-Karabakh

The second most senior official, State Minister Gurgen Nersisyan, also resigned.

Azerbaijan blocks French convoy from reaching Nagorno-Karabakh, sends its own

This comes as Baku attempts to send its own humanitarian convoy through Azerbaijani-controlled territory.

Azerbaijan arrests three Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians for ‘insulting’ Azerbaijani flag 

Three young men have been detained for ten days, after attempting to cross the Lachin checkpoint. 

Militia entered Nagorno-Karabakh parliament to ‘back President Harutyunyan’

Members of the state-controlled militia reportedly questioned MPs about who was ‘demanding Harutyunyan’s resignation?’

Armenian woman arrested after violent footage involving a minor spreads online

The video appeared to show a woman abusing her own child, with the victim calling her ‘mum’. 

First death from starvation reported in blockade-struck Nagorno-Karabakh 

A 40-year-old man is reported to have died of ‘chronic malnutrition’ and ‘protein and energy deficiency’.

EU says ‘no Armenian military buildup’ on Azerbaijan border 

The EU monitoring mission’s statement came after Baku accused Yerevan of ramping up their military presence along the border with Azerbaijan.