The widespread destruction unleashed by the Armenian troops on residential neighborhoods, cultivated areas and natural habitats included 150,000 residential buildings, 693 schools, 695 medical facilities, 800 km of highways, 160 bridges, 280,000 hectares of forest, and 464 historical museums and monuments.
The damage inflicted on Azerbaijan is estimated at USD 100 billion. Moreover Armenia has illegally appropriated the region’s rich natural resources. Read More
In spite of the occupation and ethnic cleansing perpetrated against Azerbaijanis, approximately 30,000 Armenians still live in Bakı, Gəncə and other cities and towns of Azerbaijan. This alone bears witness to the high level of ethnic and religious tolerance in multi-ethnic Azerbaijan. In Armenia, on the other hand, where Azerbaijanis had lived for centuries, not a single Azerbaijani remains after the mass expulsions.
Peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan under the aegis of the OSCE have been underway since 1992. Azerbaijan has declared its willingness to grant Nagorno-Karabakh a high degree of self-rule within the borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan. However, Armenia’s strategy of consolidating the occupation continues to impede the achievement of peace between the two countries.