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.

Moscow to hold consultations on Karabakh conflict

Moscow to hold consultations on Karabakh conflict



The scheduled consultations on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be held with participation of the OSCE Minsk Group in the Russian foreign ministry on September 8, said Maria Zakharova, Russian foreign ministry’s spokeswoman, Trend’s correspondent reported from Moscow Aug. 31.

"The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen from Russia, the US and France, as well as personal representative of the chairperson-in-office will participate in the meeting," she said.

Zakharova added that during the meeting, special attention will be paid to the pace of implementing the agreements reached at the summits on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement in Vienna on May 16 and in St. Petersburg on June 20.

“The main purpose of the event is to coordinate the efforts on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement,” Zakharova 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.