Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.22
By - Ilkin Izzet Trend:
Armenian armed forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani armed forces at the positions located near the villages Garakhanbeyli of Fizuli region region and Yusifjanli of Agdam region and Kuropatkino of Khojavand region and the the nameless heights, on the eve of last night, the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on Feb. 22.
The shooting was countered by return fire.
Earlier, the U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick said on his account in a social network that Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents re-committed to respecting the Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire during the Olympic Games in Sochi.
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.