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.

Armenia's statements on settlement of Karabakh conflict "only by peaceful means” - utter absurdity

Armenia's statements on settlement of Karabakh conflict



Armenia's statements on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict "only by peaceful means" are nothing more than the camouflage of its occupation policy and utter absurdity, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Hikmet Hajiyev told Trend May 20.

He was commenting on murder of a soldier of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces on the Nakhchivan section of the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border.

Hajiyev noted that Armenian foreign minister, who instead of holding meetings with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, visited the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border, encourages tension and provocation.

Hikmet Hajiyev also expressed his condolences to the family of the killed serviceman.

He said that Armenia is fully responsible for the current situation.

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.