OSCE Minsk Group's co-chairman from Russia goes to US Washington for meetings on Karabakh
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.23
The Minsk Group co-chair from Russia Igor Popov went to Washington, US for meetings on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on October 23, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS, Trend reports.
"Our special envoy Popov went to Washington," the deputy minister said. "On October 23, he will have professional, in-depth contacts with US representatives on Karabakh. There will also be a meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs."
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.
Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.
The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.
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, the 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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.