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. doing its utmost to help settle Karabakh conflict – envoy

U.S. doing its utmost to help settle Karabakh conflict – envoy


As an intermediary country, the U.S. is doing its utmost to bring together the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in order to find a peaceful settlement, U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta said on Wednesday, APAreports.

The ambassador noted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“It is important to remember all these events and the past, and to draw a lesson from all this. It is even more important to build a better future. As an intermediary, we are doing our utmost to bring together the conflicting parties in order to find a peaceful settlement,” he said.

Ambassador Cekuta added that the U.S. will continue to provide assistance to Azerbaijani IDPs.

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.