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.

Czech Republic supporting Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity

Czech Republic supporting Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity

21.07.2017

Trend:

The Czech Republic is supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, said Czech Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vitezslav Pivonka in an interview with Trend.

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic considers any military solution to the conflict as unacceptable, noted the diplomat.

As the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, the Czech Republic supports a peaceful solution that will be based on a compromise reached by both parties of the conflict and that will be consistent with the principles of international law, added the ambassador.

Prague also considers it important to conduct direct negotiations between the conflict parties, said Pivonka.

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.