Baku, Azerbaijan, June 12
The armed forces of Armenia, located near the villages of Yusifjanli, Shuraabad, Sarijali of Aghdam and Kuropatkino of Khojavend region, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces last night, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on June 12.
The opposing side was silenced with return fire.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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.
Edited by S.I.