20 years have passed since ceasefire was declared between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Bishkek protocol signed between the sides on May 8, 1994, came into force on May 12 and active military operations on the line of the contact were temporarily stopped.
Russia offered Azerbaijan and Armenia to sign ceasefire agreement on May 4, 1994. Russia presented the draft agreement on ceasefire at the meeting of CIS Interparliamentary Assembly in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, but Armenia-Azerbaijan talks did not produce results. The main divergence was that along with Azerbaijan and Armenia, Armenian community of Nagorno Karabakh was regarded as an equal side.