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 making serious efforts for Karabakh conflict settlement

Russia making serious efforts for Karabakh conflict settlement



Russia is making serious efforts for settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

Mammadyarov made the remarks at a press conference held after negotiations with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.

He noted that everything depends not only on Azerbaijan or on mediators, but also on Armenia, which has to start moving towards a solution.

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.

Mammadyarov also said more than 200 bilateral documents have been signed between Russia and Azerbaijan over the past 25 years.

“It is important that Russia and Azerbaijan cooperate not only on the state level, but also on the regional level,” added the minister.