Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 6
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
A twenty-year-old Azerbaijani soldier, Farhad Rahimov was wounded as a result of a cease-fire violation by the Armenian Armed Forces, the Azerbaijani defense ministry told Trend on Aug. 6.
Rahimov was slightly wounded. First aid was rendered to the soldier. The doctors assessed his condition as normal.
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.