PASHA Bank has no plans to open new branches abroad – CEO

Azerbaijan’s PASHA Bank doesn’t plan to open new branches abroad, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of PASHA Bank Javid Guliyev said at a press conference on the 2022 results, Trend reports.

According to him, the bank is working to create synergy between the head office of PASHA Bank and branches in Georgia and Türkiye.

“We are actively working to create close contact and synergy between the head office of PASHA Bank and branches in Georgia and Türkiye. This will enable us to achieve better performance both in Azerbaijan and in the countries where we have branches,” he added.

Source: Trend News Agency

MoD: News that Azerbaijani Army fired at Armenian units from mortars is false

“The information disseminated by the opposing side that on May 18, the Azerbaijan Army Units using mortars allegedly subjected to fire the Armenian armed forces units is completely false,” Defense Ministry stated, APA reports.

“We categorically deny this information,” said the Ministry.

Turkiye will modernize Azerbaijan’s Su-25 fighter jets

Azerbaijani servicemen participate in “KURTARAN-2023” military exercise in Türkiye

Azerbaijani Defense Minister and First Deputy Defense Minister met with National Defense University of Türkiye-PHOTO

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

London delivered more than 300 armored vehicles to Ukraine

More than 300 armored vehicles, which London promised to deliver to Kyiv earlier, have been delivered to Ukraine, stated in the written response of Minister of State for the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom James Heappey to the parliamentary inquiry, APA’s Britain bureau reports.

Note that the total amount of military aid provided by London to Kyiv after the Russian Federation launched its attacks on Ukraine reaches GBP 4.6 bln (USD 5.8 bln at the current exchange rate). According to this indicator, Great Britain ranks second among all allies of Ukraine (after the United States). The military equipment delivered by London to the Armed Forces of Ukraine ar the followings: “Storm Shadow” air-launched missiles with a range of 250-300 km, M270 anti-aircraft missile systems and “Brimstone” precision guided missiles, and 14 “Challenger 2” main battle tanks.

Erdogan: I will rest at home today

Brazilian presidential adviser Amorim met with Zelensky and Melnyk in Kyiv

Meeting on grain corridor kicked off in Istanbul

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

UK Defense Secretary confirms Ukraine uses Storm Shadow cruise missiles

Ukraine has started using long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles, shipped by the UK, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said during a press conference with his Norwegian counterpart Bjorn Arild Gram in London, livestreamed by Sky News, APA reports citing TASS.

“It is my understanding that it has been used since we announced its deployment to Ukraine,” Wallace said.

Turkish presidential candidate says 2nd round likely

23 people died as a result of shelling in Kherson

Record £1.9 billion UK-Poland missile export deal set to bolster European security

On May 11, Wallace confirmed the fact of shipment of Storm Shadow air-based missiles to Ukraine, which have range of about 250 kilometers.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

The crisis among the Karabakh separatists is escalating

“The Speaker of the Karabakh Parliament” Artur Tovmasyan proposed to create a “state defense committee” in Karabakh. According to an Armenian media report, he turned to “President” Araik Harutyunyan with such a proposal. Tovmasyan made such a proposal at today’s session of the “parliament”, which supported this idea.

According to Tovmasyan, Ruben Vardanyan and Samvel Babayan should be included in the future State Defense Committee. Otherwise, Tovmasyan suggested Harutyunyan to resign or get a vote of confidence from the people. If Harutyunyan is not trusted, then Tovmasyan is ready to resign himself.

Thus, the struggle for power between the various clans in Karabakh is intensifying. Former “defense Minister” Samvel Babayan openly stated that he wants to become a “state minister” and held a rally of his supporters in Khankyandi on Wednesday.

Former “state Minister” Ruben Vardanyan urges Yerevan not to remain indifferent to the fate of the Armenians of Karabakh and to support their struggle for “liberation”. Separatist leader Araik Harutyunyan is rushing between Moscow and Yerevan, hoping that Russia will take Karabakh under its protectorate.

In the near future, a change of power or an armed confrontation between various clans should be expected in Karabakh.

Source: Turan News Agency

The delegation of the Milli Majlis will take part in the session of the NATO PA

The delegation of the Milli Majlis will take part in the spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Luxembourg on May 19-23, the message of the Azerbaijani Parliament. The makepup of the delegation: Ziyafet Askerov, Siyavush Novruzov, Malakhat Ibrahimgizi, Kamran Bayramov and Elshan Musayev.

The spring session of the NATO PA will hear reports on the development of transatlantic economic relations and stability, food security and conflicts, the future of NATO’s open door policy, etc.

Source: Turan News Agency