Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire

Photo: Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire / Nagorno-karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 17 / Trend /

Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Army situated on the nameless heights in Tovuz region from the positions on the nameless heights in Berd region of Armenia on Sunday and last night, the press service of the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan reported

The positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces were also subjected to fire of the Armenian forces from positions near the villages of Gulustan of Goranboy region, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagy Seidakhmedli, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli of Fuzuli region as well as from the positions on the nameless heights of Dashkesan region.

The shooting was countered by return fire.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia 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.

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