Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 6 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Armenian armed forces once again violated the ceasefire regime, as they opened fire on the occupied village of Marzilli in the Agdam region on Jan. 6 at 8:15 a.m. As a result, a soldier of the Azerbaijani army, Huseynov Ulvi, was severely wounded, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
The 20 year-old soldier had joined military service in Jan. 2010 through the Garadagh Military Commissariat. He received wounds in his chest and right arm, with his condition stated to be critical.
The fire has now been suppressed.
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 with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, comprising Russia, France, and the U.S., currently engaged in peace negotiations.
Armenia has yet to implement the U.N. Security Council's 4 resolutions on the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.