Baku, Azerbaijan, July 2
The ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken from different directions 20 times over the past day, the Azerbaijani defense ministry reported on July 1.
Armenian armed forces located in the village of Paravkar of Armenia's Ijevan region opened fire at Azerbaijani soldiers located in the village of Kohnegishlag in the Agstafa region last night. Furthemore, Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the village of Kokhanabi of the Tovuz region took fire from the Armenian positions located at the nameless heights of the Berd region.
The Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the nameless heights in the Kemerli village of the Gazakh region were fired upon from the positions in the nameless heights and in the Doveh village of Armenia`s Noyemberyan region.
Furthermore, the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces took fire from positions near the villages of Marz, Shihlar, Shuraabad, Dzhavahirli villages of the Agdam region, Ashagi Veysalli of the Fizuli region, Chayli village of the Terter region and the nameless heights in the territories of Khojavand and Goygol regions.
The Armenian 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 CN