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.

Azerbaijan dismisses Armenian media claims about situation on frontline

Azerbaijan dismisses Armenian media claims about situation on frontline



Armenian media reports saying that allegedly Azerbaijani armed forces staged a “provocation” in Aghdam section of the frontline early July 8 are false, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry told Trend July 8.

Armenian leadership, aiming to divert the public attention from the unstable political situation in Armenia, attempts to aggravate the situation on the frontline again by spreading such false information, said the ministry.

Azerbaijan, remaining committed to the ceasefire regime, only takes measures to prevent Armenian provocations, added Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.

The Defense Ministry reiterated that the operative situation on the frontline is under the full control of Azerbaijani armed forces. Any provocation staged by Armenia on the frontline will be strongly suppressed, said the ministry, adding that Armenia’s military-political leadership is fully responsible for all the possible incidents.

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.