Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan around 40 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.22
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces have broken ceasefire with Azerbaijan 39 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Dec.22.
Armenian armed forces located in the village of Aygepar and Mosesgerh of Armenia's Berd district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Alibeyli and Kokhanebi of Tovuz district.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Kohnegishlag of Aghstafa district, took fire from the positions located in the village of Paravakar of Armenia's Ijevan district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Chayli of Terter district, Yusifjanli, Merzili, Garagashli of Aghdam, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Gorgan of Fizuli district.
At the same time, Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located at the nameless heights of Goranboy, Khojavend and Fizuli 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 the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.