officer had been sentenced to life for killing the Armenian while both
were attending a NATO course in Hungary. After being freed, the officer
was pardoned upon returning home Friday. Hours later, Armenia broke
diplomatic relations with Hungary.
Armenia’s Parliament voted 96-1
on Wednesday night to end ties with Hungary’s Parliament, saying in a
statement that Hungarian authorities “are also responsible” for the
Tensions are strong between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a region of Azerbaijan
controlled by Armenian troops and ethnic Armenian forces since 1994.
International negotiators said the pardoning harms peace efforts there.