Baku, Azerbaijan, April 17
Azerbaijani Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov has appealed to Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika because an article with a photo of the flag of the illegal regime created in the occupied Azerbaijani territories and other slogans was published in Russia’s Izvestia newspaper, spread by IZ.RU news portal on April 16, the Azerbaijani General Prosecutor's Office said in a message April 17.
According to the message, unlawful actions against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan are sharply condemned in the appeal.
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.