Baku, Azerbaijan, July 2
Armenian armed forces have 10 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry.
Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Gaymagli and Gushchu Ayrim, as well as on the nameless heights of Gazakh district came under fire from the positions located near the village of Barekamavan of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district, Berkaber village, as well as the nameless heights of Armenia’s Ijevan district.
Azerbaijani positions also came under fire from the positions near the villages of Chilyaburt of the Terter district, Horadiz of the Fizuli district and nameless heights of the Goranboy district.
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.