Armenian armed forces violate ceasefire in several directions
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 29 / Trend /
Armenian armed forces violated the cease-fire from positions in the villages Ashagi Abdulrahmanli, Goradiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Asagi Veyselli of the Fizuli region, Merzili, Garagashli of the Aghdam region, Gulistan of the Goranboy region and positions in the nameless heights of the Gyoygyol and Hojavend regions on Friday and last night.
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.