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 Foreign Ministry: Moscow making great efforts to resolve Karabakh conflict

Russian Foreign Ministry: Moscow making great efforts to resolve Karabakh conflict

04.07.2016

Trend:

Russia is making great efforts to resolve the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Mariya Zakharova, spokesperson for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, told reporters in Yerevan July 4, Aysor.am reported.

To that end, she said, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the meeting of Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Council of Foreign Ministers.

“We are making great efforts so that the settlement [of the conflict] would bring success,” said Zakharova.

The meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Council of Foreign Ministers is underway in Yerevan.

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.