Baku, Azerbaijan, July 11
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan in numerous directions, the message of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
The Armenian armed forces opened fire from the positions near the village of Chinarly of Armenia's Berd region, at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the Agbulag village of Tovuz region.
The Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located in the nameless heights and near the villages of Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmedli of Fizuli region, Shikhlar village of Aghdam 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.