The Hill: Time to begin ending Armenia’s occupation

The recent violence proved that the current stalemate can’t last. It is time to begin ending Armenia’s occupation, said in an article of Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, director of internationalcommunications for a leading Israeli think tank, posted on The Hill agency’s website.

“This is a fight over the 20 percent of Azerbaijani’s internationally recognized territory, which has been occupied by Armenia”, mentioned in the article.

She also added, that one in nine people in Azerbaijan are considered internally displaced persons. “The UN Security Council has recognized Azerbaijan’s right to this territory with Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884, among others. Armenia has continued to ignore the resolutions”, she 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.

Source: Trend