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OSCE Minsk Group is holding a meeting in Vienna, the organization's source told RIA Novosti April 5.The source said that the aggravated situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia and ways of its resolving is being discus...

OSCE MG holding meeting in Vienna

OSCE Minsk Group is holding a meeting in Vienna, the organization’s source told RIA Novosti April 5.

The source said that the aggravated situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia and ways of its resolving is being discussed there.

“Perhaps, OSCE Minsk Group is trying to work out some common approaches,” the source added.

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.

On the night of April 2, 2016, all the frontier positions of Azerbaijan were subjected to heavy fire from the Armenian side, which used large-caliber weapons, mortars and grenade launchers.

The armed clashes resulted in deaths and injuries among the Azerbaijani population. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-attack, which led to liberation of several strategic heights and settlements. More than 370 Armenian soldiers, 12 tanks, 12 armored vehicles and 15 artillery guns have been destroyed from April 2 until today.

Source: Trend

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