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The Russian border guards in Armenia detained a Turkish citizen, who illegally crossed the Armenian-Turkish border and attempted to fish in Armenia. The man was detained on the bank of Akhurian River.

He confessed to committing this offense.

Tension over Karabakh could devolve into a large- scale military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, says the report published by U.S. intelligence.

The conflict could draw in Russia to support its regional ally, the document says. It mentions that both sides’ reluctance to compromise, Azerbaijan’s steady military modernization, and Armenia’s acquisition of new Russian equipment sustain the risk of large-scale hostilities in 2018.

Presidential nominee from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia Armen Sarkissian soon will meet with incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan.

The next President of Armenia will be elected by the National Assembly on March 2.

Russia and Turkey plan to the sing a contract for the supply of the second batch of S 400 systems in 2012, a source told TASS agency.

According to the source, the new document is planned to stipulate local manufacturing as Turkish companies will produce certain components of the S-400 systems, “which are not of crucial importance.”

The Russian state agencies refused to comment on the reports.

Armenian Ombudsman has addressed Prosecutor General asking to launch proceedings in connection with the incident at Yerevan municipality.

On Wednesday, police said they are preparing materials in connection with the brawl during which the representatives of the Republican Party of Armenia faction attacked opposition municipal legislator Marina Khachatryan.

ALPINE SKIER LACKS EQUIPMENT

Armenia's sole alpine skier at the 2018 Winter Olympics Ashot Karapetyan said he is not training because he does not have appropriate equipment.

He said the Armenian Olympic Committee did not provide him with new skis before the Olympics. The Committee ordered new skis that have not been transported to Pyeongchang yet.

“If I do not get new skis, I will refuse to participate in competitions,” he said.

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