Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 20 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Nov. 30.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in Gizilhajili village of Gazakh district, Kohnegishlag village of Agstafa district of Azerbaijan underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Berkaber, Paravakar villages of the Ijevan district of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in Munjuglu village of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of the Berd district of Armenia.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were fired at from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Chilaburt village of the Tartar district, Shikhlar village of the Agdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Horadiz village of the Fuzuli district, as well as on nameless heights of the Tartar and Fuzuli 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.