Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire

Photo: Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire / Nagorno-karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.17 / Trend /

Armenian Armed Forces again violated the ceasefire last night by firing at positions of the Azerbaijani Army from territories near the Berkaber village in the Idjevan region and Voskevan village in the Noemberyan region of Armenia, as well as from positions near the occupied Shikhlar village of Azerbaijani Agdam region, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.

The shooting was suppressed by return fire.

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.

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