Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 19 / Trend /
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Army situated in Gizilhajili village of Gazakh region from the positions in the village of Berkaber of Ijevan region of Armenia yesterday and tonight, the press service of the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan reported
The positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces were also subjected to fire of the Armenian forces from positions near the villages of Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy region, Yusifjanli, Shuraabad of Aghdam region, Goyarkh and Chilebert of Terter.
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.