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.

Russian, French FMs discuss Karabakh conflict

Russian, French FMs discuss Karabakh conflict



Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault, RIA Novosti news agency reported with reference to the Russian foreign ministry.

"The sides discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh region," the Russian foreign ministry said.

The Russian foreign ministry added that the ministers discussed the tasks of Normandy format's support for the work on the implementation of the Minsk agreements to overcome the Ukrainian crisis.

"The sides also discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement and some aspects of the bilateral Russia-France contacts," the Russian foreign ministry 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 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.