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.

U.S. supports Minsk Group efforts to find solution to Karabakh conflict – Tillerson

U.S. supports Minsk Group efforts to find solution to Karabakh conflict – Tillerson


The United States supports efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group to find a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakhconflict, said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

“We must make progress in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” Tillerson said addressing the OSCE Ministerial Conference in Vienna on Thursday, APA reported.

“We are pleased by the commitments made by the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia at the summit in October to intensify the negotiations and to reduce the tension along the line of contact. Substantive progress can be made when there is a political will,” added the U.S. secretary of state.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.

A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, KalbajarAghdamFuzuliJabrayilGubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.