The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Mogherini: EU concerned about rising tensions in Karabakh conflict

Mogherini: EU concerned about rising tensions in Karabakh conflict



The European Union is concerned about rising tensions related to the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said.

She made the remarks during the 22nd OSCE Ministerial Council in Belgrade, Serbia.

Mogherini added that the EU is concerned about low progress in conflict resolution related to Transnistria and further entrenchment of the conflict in Georgia.

She said the organization urges all parties involved in the conflicts to work in good faith towards political solutions that respect OSCE principles and commitments.

Moreover, the European Union remains committed to be actively involved in the process of settling the conflicts, Mogherini added.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.