Book on Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict published in Chisinau
A book by Moldovan scientist Ruslan Shevchenko on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict has been published in Chisinau, AzerTag state news agency reported.
Called "Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. History and present days", the book was edited by Azerbaijani professor Namig Aliyev.
The book provides an insight into the history and consequences of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The author also highlights long-lasting negotiations to settle the dispute, calling them "unfruitful". Shevchenko also criticizes the international community's "double standard approach" to the conflict.
The book also features resolutions of international organizations supporting Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and condemning Armenia's policy of aggression.
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 two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.