Armenian armed forces violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan 56 times in a day
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 20
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian armed forces 56 times violated the ceasefire on various parts of the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan said Dec. 20.
On that day, Armenian armed forces located in the villages of Chinari, Mosesgeh and Aygepar of Armenia's Berd district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces in the villages of Kokhanabi, Agbulag, Aghdam and Alibayli in the Tovuz district.
Armenian armed forces opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located near the villages of Tapgaragoyunlu of the Goranboy district, Chilyaburt, Gizil Oba of the Terter district, Yusifjanli, Javakhirli, Marzili, Kengerli, Novruzlu of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district and Mehdili of the Jabrayil district.
The Azerbaijani armed forces were fired at from the nameless heights in the districts of the Goranboy 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 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.