Settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be discussed in Moscow
A press conference titled 'The fragile truce in the Karabakh conflict zone: how to keep the peace?' will be held in Moscow on April 8.
The conference will be attended by the head of the Lomonosov MSU Center for Caucasus Studies, Ismail Agakishiyev, the Deputy General of the Information and Analytical Center for the Study of the former Soviet Union, Yevgeny Nikolaychuk, the historian and political analyst, Candidate of Historical Sciences Oleg Kuznetsov, and the writer and historian Alexander Goryanin.
The press conference will be held at the press center of the Information Agency 'National News Service': 39 Narodnogo Opolcheniya Street, building 2.
The press conference will start at 14:30.
A webcast will be available on the website www.nsn.fm.
Accreditation of journalists is available at +7(495) 925-04-49 and +7 (916) 107-77-34.
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.