Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 19 May 2013 10:20 (UTC +04:00)
Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire.
Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire

Azerbaijan, Baku, 19 May / Trend /

Armenian Armed Forces fired at positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces from positions outside the occupied villages Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy, Gorgan, Horadiz, Asagi Abdulrahmanli of the Fizuli region last night, the press service of the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan told Trend on Sunday.

The shooting was countered 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 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.