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Artsakh Blockade Flash Update with Gev Iskajyan - Ep 204, Jan 14, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - Jan 14, 2023



  • Rolling Blackouts Continue
  • Internet Connection Difficulties
  • Over 200 Businesses Closed
    • Thousands laid off
    • Kashen Mine remains Closed
  • Status in the Regions and Towns
  • Concerns over Tax Revenue  Shortfalls
  • Concerns about Rumors and Disinformation

Episode 204 | Recorded: January 14, 2023

Edgar Elbakyan: Artsakh Under Blockade: Day 13 [EP192]

Posted on Saturday, Dec 24, 2022 | Category: Artsakh, Politics, 168am | Series: cog, video


  • Edgar Elbakyan, a political scientist and social thinker based in Yerevan, Armenia. He is a co-founder of the Armenian Project non-profit organization, which contributes to enhancing Armenian national civil society.

“The problem is not resources or power, the problem is how you put forward your goals”


The blockade of Artsakh is now 13 days old. More than 120,000 people remain trapped in the Republic of Artsakh (or Nagorno-Karabakh). Supermarket shelves are empty. Essential medicine is running out.

On Friday, December 23, that’s yesterday, a meeting between Bairamov

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Varuzhan Geghamyan: Artsakh Under Blockade: Day 11 [EP191]

Posted on Friday, Dec 23, 2022 | Category: Artsakh, Politics, 168am | Series: cog, video

“Turkish threats are going to disappear only when there is no Armenia” - Varuzhan Geghamyan


  • Varuzhan Geghamyan, an assistant professor at Yerevan State University and teaches on Turkey’s modern history and the history of Azerbaijan.


We continue our coverage of the crisis in Artsakh by developments in the UN Security Council as well as Turkish and Iranian concerns in the region.

More than 120 thousand people, including 30 thousand children, are under siege. Today is the 11th day of the crisis.

This interview is a continuation of the collaboration between Groong and

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Arthur Khachikyan: Artsakh Under Blockade: Day 6 [EP185]

Posted on Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 | Category: Artsakh, Politics, 168am | Series: cog, video


  • Arthur Khachikyan, PhD is an International Relations expert from Stanford University, specializing in Intervention. He currently teaches at the Russian Armenian University in Yerevan.


We’re going on to Day 6 of the Artsakh Blockade by Azerbaijan, and Groong and 168 Hours are teaming up to bring you more English-language coverage on the developments of this very serious issue, a major humanitarian crisis in Artsakh in progress.

“We somehow have this complex. We think we’re the sleeping beauty and the west is going to come and save us. And every time that it doesn’t happen,

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