Azerbaijan, Baku, May 11 / Trend /
Armenian Armed Forces have once again set fire in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
This time, major fire was observed in the direction of Aghdam. Starting May 10, the soldiers of the Armenian Armed Forces were firing at the villages of Orta Gishlag and Chyragly from the territory of the village of Bash Garvand. Then, they set a fire in the occupied village of Shikhlar, located in neutral territory at the contact line between the Armenian and Azerbaijani troops, EL TV reported on Saturday.
According to local residents, explosions were heard as well.
Recall that the Armenians regularly set large fires in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan in the summer and spring months, which have resulted in the loss of natural resources, flora and fauna.
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.