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 says Karabakh conflict settlement a priority

Russia says Karabakh conflict settlement a priority

16.11.2017

Trend:

Settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a priority for Russia, said Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a briefing Nov. 16.

“This issue is one of the priorities for us, because we are talking about our neighbors,” said the spokeswoman.

Zakharova noted that Russia closely cooperates with other co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and continues to assist the conflict parties in search of peaceful, mutually acceptable solutions.

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.