Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 10 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.17
Armenian armed forces have broken ceasefire with Azerbaijan 14 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said on Oct.17.
The armed forces of Armenia, located in the village of Mosesgerh of Armenia's Berd district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the Alibayli village of Tovuz district.
The armed forces of Armenia, located in the village of Dovekh of Armenia's Noemberyan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the Kemerli village of the Qazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near the villages of Yusifjanli of the Aghdam district, Ashagi Veyselli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Gorgan of the Fizuli district and at the nameless heights of the Khojavand district.
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.