Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry situation in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, Russia's Foreign Ministry said May 2.
The sides also continued their discussion of the prospects for a political settlement in Syria, called on the conflicting parties to comply strictly with the established with the assistance of Russia and the United States the cessation of hostilities with the exception of the fight against terrorist groups, the ministry said.
Starting from April 27 evening until 04:00 (GMT + 4) April 28, the Armenian armed forces were firing at the Azerbaijani settlements and the Azerbaijani army positions in the Terter and Aghdam districts of Azerbaijan.
Two people were killed and many more wounded as a result of the Aghdam shelling. At least 84 houses in the district were heavily damaged, some of them completely destroyed.
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.