Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire in several directions
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 14 /Trend/
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at positions of the Azerbaijani Army in the village of Gushchuayrim of Gazakh region from the positions situated in the Voskevan village of Noyemberyan region of Armenia yesterday and the tonight, the Defence Ministry of Azerbaijan told Trend.
The positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces were also subjected to fire of the Armenian forces from positions near the villages of Merzili, Shikhlar, Garagashli, Novruzlu of Aghdam region, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli, Garakhanbayli, Gorgan of Fuzuli region, Kuropatkino of Khojavend region.
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.