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.

UN Sec-Gen expresses hope for progress in Karabakh conflict settlement

UN Sec-Gen expresses hope for progress in Karabakh conflict settlement



UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed hope for progress in the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency cited May 12 the congratulatory message to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the occasion of his election to the post of prime minister.

Guterres added that the UN resolutely and consistently supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through peaceful negotiations.

"I hope that during this sensitive period for the process of peaceful settlement, these efforts will be more effective and will lead to positive results that will help establish lasting peace and ensure prosperity for all the peoples of the South Caucasus," the message says.

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.