Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 20
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces once again violated the ceasefire over the last 24 hours with Azerbaijan from the positions near the villages of Ashagi Veyselli of the Fizuli region and Kuropatkino of the Khojavend region, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said on Sept. 20.
Azerbaijani positions were also fired on from the positions in the nameless heights of the Goranboy 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.