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.

FM: Italy to support OSCE Minsk Group for definitive solution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

FM: Italy to support OSCE Minsk Group for definitive solution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

11.01.2018

Trend:

Italy will support the work of the OSCE Minsk Group to find a definitive solution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ,OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Italy’s Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said at the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Jan.11.

"Our attention will remain high and unchanged on all of the protracted conflicts," he added.

The minister noted that as the 2018 OSCE Chair, Italy intends to intensify the dialogue between the OSCE countries within the framework of the OSCE chairmanship, which is one of the key principles.

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.