Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.7
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 57 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Jan.7.
Armenian armed forces, located at the nameless heights of Gadabay district, and from the positions, located in the village of Paravakar of Armenia's Ijavan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Kehnegishlag of Agstafa district.
At the same time, Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Gaymagli and Kemerli of Azerbaijan's Gazakh district took fire from the positions located in the villages of Dovekh and Barekamavan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district.
At the same time, Armenian positions located in the village of Mosesgerh and at the nameless heights of Armenia's Berd district, opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Kokhanebi and Alibayli of Tovuz district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Goyarkh, Chilaburt of Terter district, Yusifjanli, Merzili, Novruzlu, Garagashli, Javahirli, Sarijali, Shikhlar of Aghdam, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli district and from the positions located at the nameless heights of Goranboy, Khojavand and Fuzuli 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.