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 (nə-gôr′nō-kär′ə-bäk′, -bäKH′)
A mountainous region of western Azerbaijan. It was ceded to Russia by Persia in the early 1800s and organized as an autonomous region within Azerbaijan by the Soviets (1923). Conflict between Azeris and the majority ethnic-Armenian population in the 1980s resulted in Nagorno-Karabakh's unilateral declaration of independence in 1991. A ceasefire was declared in 1994.
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The information about the distribution of the letter as a UN document that Armenian media named as a document of the so-called Nagorno-Karabakh Republic does not reflect the truth.
Robert Kocharyan and Serzh Sargsyan support Bako Sahakyan, incumbent president of the non-recognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. However, Bako Sahakyan announced that he will not put his candidacy in "presidential elections" in 2020.
Illegal postage stamps by the so-called Armenian "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" organization are contrary to the requirements of the Universal Postal Convention, "the statement said.
The separatist entity is referred to by Armenia as the 'Nagorno-Karabakh Republic'.
However, the "Nagorno-Karabakh leadership" and Robert Kocharian, the Armenian Prime Minister and former President of the so-called Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, opposed the proposal.
Earlier, the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh republic's army said to have received an order from the political leadership to agree on a ceasefire.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is an ethnic conflict between the Republic of Armenia and Azerbaijan over the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The conflict, which erupted in 1988, escalated into a full-fledged war in the 1900s as border skirmishes have continued to take place despite an official ceasefire signed in 1994.
The delegation also paid a visit to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Azerbaijan sent a note of protest to the
"The document does not recognize the independence of the so-called "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" despite the Armenian media's efforts," he added.
The president of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which unilaterally declared independence from Azerbaijan in 1991, voiced confidence in the local economy and criticized Azerbaijan's ''militaristic approach'' over stalled peace talks in a recent interview with Kyodo News.
(3) Subsequent to the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic gained de facto independence in 1991, on the heels of a destructive war with newly independent Azerbaijan.