Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24
Armenian armed forces have 17 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, says Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry.
Azerbaijani positions located in Gizilhajili village of Gazakh district and Kohnegishlag village of Aghstafa district underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Berkaber and Paravakar of Armenia’s Ijevan district.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Aghdam, Aghbulag and Alibayli of Tovuz district were fired at from the positions located in the villages of Chinari and Mosesgeh of Armenia’s Berd district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located in the villages of Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli and Ashagi Veyselli of Fizuli district and from the nameless heights in Goranboy and Jabrayil districts.
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.