OSCE Minsk Group negotiates with separatist leaders of occupied Nagorno-Karabakh
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen Robert Bradtke (U.S), Igor Popov (Russia) and Bernard Fassier (France) held talks with separatist leaders of the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, Mediamax reported.
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 seven 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 peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.