Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
Armenian armed forces, located near the village of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan region, have once again violated the ceasefire over the last 24 hours with Azerbaijan near the village of Qizilhajili of the Gazakh region, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said on Sept.27.
Azerbaijani positions were also fired on from the positions in the nameless heights and near the villages of Yusifjanli of the Aghdam region, Tapqaraqoyunlu of the Qoranboy region, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand region, Qizil Oba of the Tartar 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.