Azerbaijan, Baku, June 7 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Serious and intense violation in the recent time of ceasefire by the Armenian side negatively affects the negotiation process, deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament Bahar Muradova told reporters on Thursday.
"This is an indication that Armenia, which is one of the parties to the negotiations, takes destructive position and its position in the negotiation process is at odds with the real position," she said.
Recent activities of the Armenian side cast a shadow on the achievements and the prospects, Muradova said.
Due to the fact that in recent days the frequent violation of the ceasefire coincided with the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the region, deputy speaker said that recent events have forced to put forward different ideas.
"But it is obvious that the Armenians continue to turn to the heralds of the interests of others," she said.
Recently, the ceasefire has intensively been violated on the front line. At 06:30 on June 5 Armenian sabotage group's efforts to enter Azerbaijani Armed Forces' positions in Ashagi Eskipara village in the Gazakh region failed and it retreated by suffering losses. As a result of the fight, 4 soldiers of Azerbaijani Armed Forces were killed. Another Azerbaijani soldier was killed as a result of fire opened from nameless heights in Gazakh region.
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.