Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian Armed Forces broke ceasefire with Azerbaijani side again last night, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on May 8.
The armed forces of Armenia, located at the nameless heights in Armenia's Berd region, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the village of Kokhanebi of Tovuz region.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located near and at the nameless heights of the villages of Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli of Fizuli region, Yusifjanli of Aghdam, Chilaburt of Terter, Kuropatkino of Khojavend and Mehdili of Jabrayil region.
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 L.Z.
Edited by S.I.