Armenian armed forces violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan 60 times in a day
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 11
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian armed forces 59 times violated the ceasefire on various parts of the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan said Dec. 11.
On that day, Armenian armed forces located in the village of Paravakar of Armenia's Ijevan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces in the village of Kohneqishlaq in the Aqstafa district.
Armenian armed forces located in the village of Barekamavan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces in the village of Qaymaqli in the Qazakh district.
Armenian armed forces, located near the villages of Goyarkh in the Tartar district, Shikhlar, Yusifjanli, Sarijali, Javakhirli, Shirvanli, Qaraqashli in the Agdam district, Kuropatkino in the Khojavand district, Horadiz, Gorgan, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli in the Fizuli district and Tapqaraqoyunlu in the Goranboy district opened fire at the Azerbaijani armed forces.
Aside from that, the Azerbaijani armed forces were fired at from the positions on nameless heights in the districts of Goranboy, Khojavand, Fuzuli and Jabrayil.
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.