Baku, Azerbaijan, April 24
Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 30 times in different directions on April 23, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on April 24.
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the village of Qizilhajili of the Qazakh region from the positions located in the villages of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan region.
The Azerbaijani Armed Forces were also fired upon from the positions located near and the nameless heights of the villages Qarakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli of the Fizuli region, Marzili, Yusifjanli, Shirvanli, Garagashli, Shikhlar of the Aghdam region, Tapqaraqoyunlu, Qulustan of the Goranboy region, Chilyaburt of the Terter region, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand region.
The Azerbaijani Armed forces silenced the opposing side with return fire.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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.
translated by NH
edited by CN