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.

Zakharova: Russia to continue contributing to Karabakh conflict settlement

Zakharova: Russia to continue contributing to Karabakh conflict settlement



Russia will continue to contribute to the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said answering Trend correspondent’s question at a press conference May 4.

"For my part, I would like to say that we are demonstrating a very consistent position on this issue,” she said. “In general, we do not abandon it, so we will continue to assist the sides.”

“But we must wait until the political situation in Armenia stabilizes,” Zakharova added. “Armenia is now experiencing a difficult political period. I think we need to wait until the political situation finally stabilizes, when people, political forces and political movements make a decision on the composition of the governing bodies and we hope this will be within the constitution.”

“Afterwards, there will be all the opportunities for solving foreign policy problems, including the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” she said.

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.