Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 5
More than 30 percent of foreign citizens who illegally visited the occupied territories of Azerbaijan accounts for the media members.
According to the DailyKarabakh.com website, the blacklist of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry includes 529 people from 50 countries. More than 160 of those are the media representatives.
As before, the list is headed by Russia, which is a co-chair country of the OSCE Minsk Group. More than 130 people from Russia have been included to the blacklist of the Foreign Ministry.
Russia is followed by the US, Germany, Italy, France and other countries.
Thirty more people have been added to the list in the past 11 months.
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.