Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 22 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
Russia is making every effort to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and one can hope for better results in the near future, Federation Council Deputy Head Svetlana Orlova told journalists in Baku.
"Personally, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, as the head of the country, is making his best to resolve the conflict," she added.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
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