Baku, Azerbaijan, July 30
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
An Azerbaijani soldier was wounded as a result of the ceasefire violation by the Armenian armed forces last night, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said on July 30.
Twenty-two-year-old soldier Tural Mustafayev drafted from the Agstafa region was wounded as a result of the ceasefire violation. The first aid was rendered to the soldier. Afterwards, he was hospitalized. He is in a grave but stable condition.
The Armenian armed forces violated ceasefire 111 times in different directions on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.
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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.