Armenian Armed Forces break ceasefire
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 17 / Trend /
On Feb.16, the Armenian armed forces opened fire from positions outside the Voskeran village in the Noenberyan region of Armenia to Azerbaijani troops in the Ashagi Askepar village in the Azerbaijani Gazakh region at 15.20- 15.25, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
Further, the Armenian armed forces opened fire from positions outside the Vozashen village in the Ijevan region of Armenia to Azerbaijani troops in the nameless heights in the Azerbaijani Gazakh region at 10:50-10:55 and 02:55- 03:02 Feb.17 , 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 and the surrounding regions