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.

Armenians desecrate bodies left on battlefield, says Azerbaijani military prosecutor

Armenians desecrate bodies left on battlefield, says Azerbaijani military prosecutor



Armenian armed units desecrated the dead bodies left on the battlefield during the provocation on the frontline on Apr. 2-5, deputy prosecutor general, military prosecutor of Azerbaijan, lieutenant-general of justice, Khanlar Valiyev said.

He made the remarks Apr. 15 at a meeting with an EU delegation headed by the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia, Herbert Salber.

During the meeting, Valiyev presented the facts of involvement of the Armenian high-ranking officials in the occupation of Azerbaijani territories and the serious crimes committed by them.

The EU delegation was also presented the evidence of violence against the Azerbaijani civilians committed by the Armenian servicemen, who violated the law on armed conflicts, and the evidence about the desecration of the bodies left on battlefield.

On the night of April 2, 2016, all the frontier positions of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire from the Armenian side, which used large-caliber weapons, mortars and grenade launchers. The armed clashes resulted in deaths and injuries among the Azerbaijani population. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-attack, which led to liberation of several strategic heights and settlements.

Military operations were stopped on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies on Apr. 5 at 12:00 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours) with the consent of the sides, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry earlier said. Ignoring the agreement, the Armenian side again started violating the ceasefire.

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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.