Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 60 times in a day
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 9
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces 61 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Jan. 9.
Armenia's armed forces, stationed in the village of Dovekh of Armenia's Noyemberyan district, opened fire on Azerbaijani armed forces' positions located in the village of Kemerli of Gazakh district.
Armenians also opened fire from their positions in the village of Aygepar of Armenia's Berd district at the Azerbaijani military positions in the village of Alibeyli of Tovuz district.
Azerbaijani military also came under fire from positions near the Chilebort village of Terter district, Yusifjanli, Marzili, Novruzlu, Javahirli, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Sarijali, Kangarli villages of Agdam district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeily, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of Fizuli district and Mehdili village of Jabrail district.
Armenians were also firing from positions on the nameless heights of the Goranboy, Khojavand 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.
Edited by SI