Baku, Azerbaijan, June 30
The ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken 36 times in numerous positions on June 29, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on June 30.
The armed forces of Armenia, located in the village of Paravakar of Armenia's Ijevan region, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located at the nameless heights in Gazakh region and in the village of Kohnegishlag of Aghstafa region.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani positions, located at the nameless heights in Gadabay region, took fire from the positions located in Armenia's Krasnoselsky region.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani armed forces underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli region, Merzili, Yusifjanli of Aghdam region, Mehdili of Jabrayil, Goyarkh of Terter, Kuropatkino of Khojavend region and the nameless heights in Goygol region.
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.