Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 55 times in one day
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 10
By Ilhame Isabalayeva - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces 56 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Jan. 10.
Armenian military opened fire at Azerbaijan's armed forces from the positions near the Chilabord, Goyarkh, Gizil Oba villages of Tartar district, Tapgaragoyunlu village of Goranboy district, Yusifjanly, Marzili, Namirli, Javahirli, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Sarijali, Kengerli, Garagashli villages of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli villages of Fizuli district and Mehdili village of Jabrail district.
Azerbaijani military also came under fire from the positions on nameless heights in Goranboy, Khojavend and Fizuli 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