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.

Russia not recognizing “referendum” in Karabakh

Russia not recognizing “referendum” in Karabakh



Russia does not think peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can depend on holding the planned "constitutional referendum", TASS news agency reported citing a message from the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“We do not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state,” the department said.

“We proceed from the fact that its status must be determined through political negotiations as part of the Minsk process. Along with this, we do not believe that peaceful settlement could depend on holding the “constitutional referendum.”