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.

Lavrov: Diplomacy can help move settlement of Karabakh conflict from dead point

Lavrov: Diplomacy can help move settlement of Karabakh conflict from dead point



Diplomacy can help move the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict from a dead point, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a joint press conference with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Nov. 20.

“We show common positions on international platforms with regard to the inadmissibility of attempts to violate, ignore the principle of equal rights of states. Of course, we touched upon the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Nobody is interested in the conflict,” said Lavrov.

“We need to search for solutions. As co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group, we will continue to seek for mutually acceptable peaceful solutions, taking into account the hints that emerged during the recent meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Moscow,” added the foreign minister.

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.