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.

Existence of Armenian forces in Azerbaijan’s territory is reason for intense situation – Foreign Ministry

Existence of Armenian forces in Azerbaijan’s territory is reason for intense situation – Foreign Ministry

02.04.2016

“As the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry reported, Armenia intensively fired on the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces using heavy weapons, committed diversions. Armenian Armed Forces shelled the settlements near the frontline, where civilians live closely. The acts intentionally committed by Armenian side, killed and injured several civilians, damaged personal property”, Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesman for the Azerbaijani foreign ministry, told APA.
 
According to Hajiyev, International community must strongly condemn the Armenian armed forces’ shelling the civilian facilities on Azerbaijan’s territory, which is a flagrant violation of commitments undertaken by Armenia within the international humanitarian law: “As an aggressive country, Armenian bears responsibility for the current situation. These acts of Armenia coincide with the day of occupation of Kelbejer on April 2, 1993. Though the four resolutions No. 822, 853, 874 and 884, passed by the United NationsSecurity Council, demand withdrawal of occupying forces, Armenian side continues keeping the territories under occupation, intentionally aggravation of the situation and targeting the civilians. Azerbaijani side repeatedly stated that existence of Armenian forces prevents settlement of the conflict and causes the situation to be intensified. In order to achieve settlement of the conflict and restore the peace in the region, the UN Security Council must demand Armenia to withdraw its troops from the occupied territories in accordance with the four resolutions”.