Artsakh Blockade Flash Update With Gev Iskajyan - Ep 236, Mar 12, 2023 [EP236]

Posted on Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 | Category: Politics, Artsakh | Series: artsakhblockade

Artsakh Blockade Flash Update with Gev Iskajyan - Ep 236, Mar 12, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - March 12, 2023



  • Gas cutoff again.
  • Aftermath of Azerbaijan Killing 3 Artsakh Policemen
  • Potential for New Aggression
  • No “Peace” without “Rights and Security for Artsakh”?

Episode 236 | Recorded: March 12, 2023

Show Notes

Gas & Electricity

Gas was cut off yesterday again.


  • What’s the state of shops and businesses?
  • Is the food situation stable?
  • What is the current regime of electricity brownouts?

Political Developments

On our last call we discussed that Artsakh reps met with Azerbaijani government officials to discuss logistics and infrastructure, but Azerbaijan misrepresented those discussions as being about “integration of Karabakh Armenians into Azerbaijan”. That was flatly denied and rejected by both Arayik Harutyunyan, as well as the Armenian government in Yerevan.

Both Arayik Harutyunyan and Pashinyan also warned of Azerbaijan preparing for further aggression and violence. This week we had the terrible shootings of three Artsakh policemen and the wounding of another by Azeri forces.


  • Can you describe the atmosphere in Stepanakert and Artsakh in general following this?

Yesterday Armenia’s national security chair Armen Grigoryan said that Armenia won’t sign a peace treaty without rights and security for Artsakh.


  • What does this mean for Artsakh?


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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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