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 once again confirms Karabakh’s occupation

Armenia once again confirms Karabakh’s occupation



Armenian president’s statement, which pushes the South Caucasus region and the Armenian people for a new war, is a characteristic feature of military dictatorship and junta regimes, Hikmat Hajiyev, a spokesman for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry, told Trend Nov. 20.

Hajiyev was commenting on the statement of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at the 11th congress of a volunteer union in Yerevan.

“By such speech, the head of the military junta regime of Armenia has once again proved that he still cannot get rid of illusions related to the beginning of the 90s,” said Hajiyev.

“This person, as the head of a state, which is in a deep political and economic, financial and demographic crisis, promises the Armenian people nothing more than another war instead of making pre-election statements on how to overcome the crisis in the country and repair relations with the neighboring countries,” he added.

Despite the fact that the situation is clear for everyone, the Armenian leadership at the level of president has once again confirmed the occupation and destruction of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the adjoining seven districts of Azerbaijan, Hajiyev noted.

“At the time when Azerbaijan demonstrates a unique model of post-conflict rehabilitation and ensuring long-term peace in the South Caucasus region by restoring Azerbaijani Jabrayil district’s Jojug Marjanli village liberated from the occupation, the Armenian leadership takes pride in its aggressive and destructive policy,” he added.

“There is no doubt that the sooner Armenian leadership understands this, the sooner long-term peace will be ensured in the South Caucasus region and, in particular, the Armenian people will be able to take advantage of regional cooperation,” Hajiyev 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.