Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1
By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
Loud statements of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are not constructive, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Artyom Kozhin told at a press conference June 1 answering to a question of Trend correspondent.
"Loud statements that do not fit onto the appropriate rails, in particular laid by the OSCE, are probably not constructive," 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 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.
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