Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 March / Trend I. Izzet /
The situation on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops remains tense.
Armenian Armed Forces fired from their posts situated in nameless uplands of Armenia's Berd region at Azerbaijani positions in Kohanebi village of Tovuz yesterday. The fire was also coming from positions near the occupied villages Mehdili of Jabrail region, Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy region, Javakhirli, Sarijali and Kangarli of Aghdam region as well as from positions in nameless uplands of Khojavend and Fizuli regions, the Defense Ministry reported.
Attacks were suppressed by return fire.
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.