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.

Armenia deceiving world by renaming fictitious regime in Karabakh

Armenia deceiving world by renaming fictitious regime in Karabakh



Yerevan’s attempt to rename the fictitious regime in the Armenia-occupied lands of Azerbaijan to the “Artsakh Republic” under the fictitious process of “constitutional change” is yet another policy by Yerevan to deceive the international community and the OSCE Minsk Group’s co-chairs, says Hikmat Hajiyev, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman.

Speaking to Trend Nov. 5, Hajiyev said that after the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents' meetings in Vienna and St. Petersburg, Armenia was expected to take constructive and concrete steps, but with such provocative actions, Yerevan is pursuing a policy aimed to inflict harm to the negotiations held for a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

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.