Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian armed forces violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 74 times on various parts of the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan said Nov. 14.
Armenian soldiers, stationed near the villages of Aygepar, Mosesqekh in the Berd district and Paravakar in the Ijevan district of Armenia opened fire at the Azerbaijani armed forces' positions near the villages of Alibayli, Aghdam of the Tovuz district and Kohneqishlaq of the Agstafa district.
Armenians also opened fire from positions near the villages of Chayli, Chilyaburt, Qeyarkh of the Tartar district, Yusifjanli, Marzili, Shikhlar of the Aghdam district, Qarakhanbayli, Qorqan, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand district, Mehdili of the Jabrayil district.
The Azerbaijani positions were also fired at from the nameless heights in the Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrail districts.
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 US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.