Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire on positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces from the positions located near the villages of Qoradiz in the Fizuli region and Tapqaraqoyunlu in the Goranboy region last week, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said on May 2.
The Armenian side was silenced 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