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.

Armenia in self-isolation, Azerbaijani foreign ministry says

Armenia in self-isolation, Azerbaijani foreign ministry says

22.03.2016

Trend:

Armenia is in self-isolation and deep political, economic and demographic crisis, Hikmat Hajiyev, the Azerbaijani foreign ministry’s spokesman, told Trend March 22.

Hajiyev was commenting on Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan’s another remark against Azerbaijan.

Hajiyev said that the policy being conducted by the Armenian military-political leadership is contrary to logic and far from civilized behavior and ethics.

"These actions, based on the thought of a field commander and military dictatorship, pose a threat to the entire region,” he said. “Today Armenia is in self-isolation and deep political, economic and demographic crisis due to the militaristic policy of Yerevan’s military dictatorship."

Hajiyev said that Armenia’s intensive violation of the ceasefire along the line of contact and on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border and other provocative actions once again testify to the essence of Yerevan’s regime.

“In this regards, Armenian officials’ statements on ceasefire, regional cooperation and conflict settlement cause laughter and disgust,” Hajiyev said.

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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.