Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire at several points
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 18 /Trend, E. Mehdiyev /
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the villages of Qizilhacili in the Gazakh region and Kokhanebi in the Tovuz region from positions located in the village of Berkaber in the Ijevan region and the nameless heights of the Berd region of Armenia last night, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry told Trend on Friday.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces were fired on from positions located near the villages of Garakhanbeyli in the Fizuli region, Shikhlar and Yusifjanli in the Agdam region, Chilaburt in theTartar region and Tapgaragoyunlu in the Goranboy 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.