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.

Russian journalist illegally visits occupied Azerbaijani territories

Russian journalist illegally visits occupied Azerbaijani territories


APA. Correspondent of Russia’s LifeNews online television, Elizaveta Khramtsova paid an illegal visit to Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region occupied by Armenia

The correspondent prepared a report on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the independence of self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh republic.  

Recalling that Nagorno-Karabakh republic has not de jure been recognized by the international community, Khramtsova called this territory a “de facto state”.

“The armed conflict with Baku continues on the border with Nagorno-Karabakh. The border line is covered by landmines. Soldiers ofNagorno-Karabakh army are defending their republic for more than 20 years,” she said.

The correspondent noted that for the first time Karabakh became a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan in 1918 when the Armenian-populated territory was included in a part of the newly-formed Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

The conflict ended with the establishment of the Soviet Union and revived again on the eve of its collapse, she added.

The correspondent, speaking about the industrial development in Nagorno-Karabakh, said that the products produced here are sent to Yerevan for being labeled “Made in Armenia”.

She also touched on the presence of gold fields and building materials in the occupied territories.