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.

Kremlin names main task of meeting on Karabakh conflict

Kremlin names main task of meeting on Karabakh conflict



Russian president's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has disclosed some details regarding the upcoming meeting between Russian, Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents.

“The main challenge now is to insure against resumption of hostilities, and not to lose the progress achieved prior to the violence outburst in Nagorno-Karabakh region,” Peskov told reporters June 20, RIA Novosti reported.

He said that the upcoming negotiations will be difficult.

Further speaking, Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in St. Petersburg.

“The Russian president will hold separate meetings: at first with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, then a private meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev,” said Peskov, adding that these meetings will be followed by a working breakfast with all the three presidents.

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.