Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.17
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan in the village of Kokhanebi of the Tovuz region over the last 24 hours from the positions in the nameless heights of Armenia's Berd region, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said Sept.17.
The Azerbaijani positions were also fired on from the positions in the nameless heights of the Goranboy region and Yusifjanli village of the Aghdam region.
The violation 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.