Baku, Azerbaijan, July 31
An Azerbaijani soldier was killed by the enemy.
The Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire once again and fired on the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces at 5:00 p.m. today, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend on July 31.
As a result of violating the security rules, twenty-two-year-old Azerbaijani soldier Garayagdy Ahmadov drafted from the Aghdam region was killed by the enemy.
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.