James Warlick to attend event commemorating victims of Khojaly genocide
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 25
The OSCE Minsk Group US co-chairman James Warlick plans to attend an event commemorating the victims of the Khojaly genocide, he wrote on his Twitter account on February 25.
"I plan to attend an event commemorating the victims of the Khojaly tragedy. We mourn all victims of the conflict and will work for peace", he said.
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 two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.