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.

Azerbaijan prevents Armenia's attempt to violate state border

Azerbaijan prevents Armenia's attempt to violate state border



The Armenian side, which has recently incurred heavy losses and seeking payback, increased the number of provocations on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, the press service of Azerbaijan’s defense ministry reported March 28.

On March 27, Armenian armed forces violated the state border of Azerbaijan on the territory of Gazakh district and tried to enter the country's territory.

Azerbaijani armed forces’ units identified the enemy’s movement direction and took the appropriate measures to prevent the offensive, and as a result, the invaders, who have incurred losses, had to retreat.

It is reported that officer and soldier of Azerbaijani armed forces, lieutenant Galib Zulfugarli and private soldier Gafarali Hajiyev were killed as a result of the clashes.

The leadership of Azerbaijani defense ministry expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved relatives and friends.

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.