Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 31 /Trend, M. Aliyev/
The Armenian armed forces opened fire at positions of the Azerbaijani army in the village of Gizilhajili of Gazakh region from positions in the village of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan region yesterday and last night.
The positions of the Azerbaijani army were also subjected to fire from Armenian armed forces situated near the villages of Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmedli of Fizuli region, Kuropatkino of Khojavend region and Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy region, the report of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan said on Wednesday.
The shooting was met with 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.