Armenian Armed Forces break ceasefire
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr.3 / Trend /
April 2, the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at Azerbaijani troops from positions near the Chinarli village of Armenian Berd region to the Kokhanabi and Agbulag villages of the Tovuz region at 14:30-15:00; from positions near the Mehdili village in the Jabrayil region at 11:50-12:00, from positions near the Kurapatkino village of the Khojavend region at 19:35-19:45; from positions near the Goyarkh village of the Terter region at 00:20-00:45 April 3, as well as from positions near the Javahirli village of the Agdam region April 3 at 00:30-00:40, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
The Azerbaijani troops answered their fire. No causalities were reported.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 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 the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.