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.

Any activity in occupied Azerbaijani lands illegal: Deputy FM

Any activity in occupied Azerbaijani lands illegal: Deputy FM

27.12.2016

Trend:

Any activity conducted in the occupied Azerbaijani territories is illegal, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov told reporters in Baku.

He was commenting on the reports about the restoration of a mosque by Iranian specialists in the occupied territories.

“Armenia by all means tries to carry out illegal activities in the occupied Azerbaijani territories and to settle there Armenians from abroad. These actions contradict international law,” said Khalafov.

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.