Armenian parliament won't consider recognition of Karabakh

Armenian parliament won't consider recognition of Karabakh

The bill on recognition of independence of the self-proclaimed "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic", supported by the government of Armenia, was not included in the agenda of the extraordinary session of parliament, which will take place on May 10th.

15 questions and four international agreements will be discussed at an extraordinary session, the bill on recognition of Nagorno Karabakh is not among them, BBC writes.

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.