Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan nearly 50 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.15
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces have broken ceasefire with Azerbaijan 49 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Jan.15.
Armenian armed forces located in the villages of Paravakar, Vazashen of Ijevan district of Armenia, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Kehnegishlag of Agstafa district and at the nameless heights of Gazakh district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Kokhanabi and Agbulag of Tovuz district took fire from the positions located in the village of Chinari of Armenia's Berd district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Chileburt of Terter district, Tapgaragoyunlu of Geranboy district, Yusifjanli, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Kengerli, Javakhirli of Aghdam, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Garakhanbayli of Fizuli and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located at the nameless heights of 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.