Armenian armed forces continue to violate ceasefire
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 6
By Elchin Mekhtiyev - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours Armenians opened fire from the positions near the village of Mosesgerkh of Berd region of Armenia at the Azerbaijani armed forces from the positions near Agdam village of Tovuz region, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Sept. 6.
Armenian armed forces also fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces from the positions located in the nameless heights on the territory of Fizuli region and near the villages of Bash Garvend, Sarydzhaly, Shuraabad of Agdam region.
The opposing 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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.