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.

US permanent representative to OSCE: Status quo on Karabakh conflict neither acceptable nor sustainable

US permanent representative to OSCE: Status quo on Karabakh conflict neither acceptable nor sustainable

12.02.2015

US permanent representative to OSCE: Status quo on Karabakh conflict neither acceptable nor sustainable

APA. The status quo on the Nagorno-Karabakh is neither acceptable nor sustainable and there can be no military solution to the conflict, US Permanent Representative to the OSCE Daniel B. Baer said at the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday.

He said that as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the US will continue to work closely with the sides to achieve a lasting, negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict based on the principles of international law, the UN Charter, and the Helsinki Final Act.

Baer said with regret that violence along the line of contact and the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border has escalated over the past several months. “The US reiterates the concerns of the Minsk Group co-chairs and condemns the use of mortars and other heavy weaponry that has caused civilian casualties. We echo the co-chairs’ appeals to the sides to take immediate steps to reduce tensions and protect lives,” he added.

The US strongly supports the co-chairs’ efforts to facilitate an intensified dialogue between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents and to establish structured negotiations in order to make progress towards a peaceful settlement, Baer stressed.