Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 2
By Samir Ali – Trend:
Azerbaijani Armed Forces resolutely avert any provocation of the Armenian armed units on the frontline, and the operative situation on the contact line of the two countries’ troops is under full control, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense told Trend Dec. 2.
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.