Artsakh Blockade Flash Update With Gev Iskajyan - Ep 233, Mar 2, 2023 [EP233]

Posted on Thursday, Mar 2, 2023 | Category: Politics, Artsakh | Series: artsakhblockade

Artsakh Blockade Flash Update with Gev Iskajyan - Ep 233, Mar 2, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - Mar 2, 2023



  • Day to day Conditions
  • Meeting of Artsakh and Azerbaijani Reps
  • What is Artsakh Discussing at the Meeting
  • What Concessions are being Discussed?
  • New State Minister Gurgen Nersesyan
  • More Azeri Shootings in Martakert and Askeran

Episode 233 | Recorded: March 2, 2023

Show Notes

The news yesterday was that another meeting took place between Artsakh and Azerbaijani representatives.

  • What is your view of the meetings between the two sides, who are reportedly discussing humanitarian and operational issues?

Today, president Arayik Harutyunyan introduced the new state minister, Gurgen Nersesyan, who is replacing Ruben Vardanyan. He has the helm of all Artsakh ministries except foreign affairs and defense. Those roll up directly to president Harutyunyan.

  • What’s your impression of Nerseyan, what do we know about him?

We’ve read that the chair of the Artsakh national security council, Samvel Shahramanyan, is leading the negotiations with the Azeris, who have appointed MP Ramin Mammadov as their rep. Together with Shahramanyan is Sergey Martirosyan, who has ties to Russian General Rustam Muratov.

  • Who are they?

The Azeri side has presented these meetings as being about “reintegrating Karabakh Armenians back into Azerbaijan”. There have been multiple official rejections of this view from Artsakh, and statements that Artsakh is not discussing its status with Azerbaijan, and the current talks are not a replacement for peace negotiations.

  • What’s the view from inside?


We hope you found our #ArtsakhBlockade Flash Update helpful. We invite your feedback and your suggestions. You can find us on most social media and podcast platforms. Thanks to Laura Osborn for the music on our podcasts.


Gev Iskajyan

Gev Iskajyan

Gev Iskajyan is the ANC Representative in Artsakh, Nagorno Karabakh.


Asbed Bedrossian

Asbed Bedrossian

Asbed is founder of the Armenian News Network Groong and co-founder of the ANN/Groong podcast.

Hovik Manucharyan

Hovik Manucharyan

Hovik Manucharyan is an information security engineer who moved from Seattle to Armenia in 2022. He co-founded the ANN/Groong podcast in 2020 and has been a contributor to Groong News since the late 1990s.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by Hovik Manucharyan on the ANN/Groong podcast are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of his employer or any other organization.

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