European Parliament to discuss situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

European Parliament to discuss situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

The European Parliament will discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at the plenary session, which will be held in Strasbourg on April 11-14

It is expected that the discussion will be attended by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, Trend reports.

Recall, on the night of April 2 all frontier positions of Azerbaijan were exposed to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and guns. In addition, Azerbaijani settlements near the front line, densely populated by civilians, were shelled.

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% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US, are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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