Within the context of solution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Ukraine, as the presiding country of the OSCE permanently signals about the necessity to finalize basic principles for settlement of the conflict, to refrain from unilateral steps, to stabilize situation in the contact line, Ukraine's Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Kuchta said in his interview to NEWS.am.
"In addition, our country supports the efforts of co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group to promote peaceful solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," he said.
According to him, the co-chairs have already visited Kiev twice within six months and substantial discussions were held about the process of settlement during these visits.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia 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 the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.