Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Armenian Armed Forces violates ceasefire more than 20 times for 10 days
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.11 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in different directions more than 20 times over the past ten days, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry's spokesman Eldar Sabiroglu said commenting on allegations about non-observance of ceasefire by Azerbaijan, voiced by Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan at the meeting with the OSCE co-chairmen.
Sabiroglu said that Ohanyan cannot even admit losses as a result of ceasefire violation by Armenian Armed Forces.
"In contrast to Ohanyan's persuasions, over the past ten days Armenian snipers have been particularly active. Azerbaijan constantly informs the international organizations about it. The world community is well aware of the current events. Armenian minister, despite this, again tried to deceive the co-chairmen during the meeting with them," Sabiroglu said.
Sabiroglu noted that lies and baseless statements became norm for Armenian Defense Minister.
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 and the surrounding regions.