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.

OSCE MG activity can't be considered satisfactory: Azerbaijani official

OSCE MG activity can't be considered satisfactory: Azerbaijani official



Vice Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Bahar Muradova told Trend Nov. 13 that the results of the OSCE Minsk Group's activity cannot be considered satisfactory.

"It looks like the OSCE Minsk Group is busy fulfilling its mission, since much is said about the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, numerous trips and meetings are organized, however, if one evaluates the results of the group’s activity, for sure it cannot be considered satisfactory," she said.

Muradova stressed that if no concrete result is achieved in the conflict settlement, Azerbaijan will naturally be dissatisfied with the activity of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.

“Therefore, the Azerbaijani delegation to the OSCE PA once more specifically expressed its position at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council,” Muradova said.

She noted that the relevance of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict attracts even more attention after the developments around the Kurdish autonomy of Iraq as well as Spain's Catalonia.

It should be noted that during a regular meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, the Azerbaijani delegation made a statement that Azerbaijan expects the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to take effective steps to intensify the negotiations on settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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.