The differences between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh may at times seem never-ending, but in their response to what appears to be an ongoing cyber conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijani hackers, residents of both countries are standing united in a push for peace.
At this position, roughly 300 to 400 meters from the Azerbaijani lines, exchanges of gunfire are a daily occurrence, soldiers said. A seven-person unit that is refreshed every seven days mans the post. An Azerbaijani sniper recently killed a Karabakhi soldier not far from here.
"The constitution is not the answer to all our problems. The constitution is a chance," declared de facto President Arkady Ghoukassian at a December 11 press conference following the territory's adoption of the constitution. "Now that we've adopted a constitution, we have a much better chance to become a democratic country according to European standards . . .
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will not necessarily remain unresolved even if Armenia and Azerbaijan fail to hammer out a framework peace accord this year, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza told RFE/RL's Armenian Service on July 29.
In an interview with RFE/RL on June 22, the US official tasked with mediating peace talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave indicated he and fellow diplomats had done as much as they could to foster a peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan.