Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan about 50 times in a day
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 17
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, Armenian military 47 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan said Jan. 17.
Armenian armed forces stationed in the Berkaber village of Armenia's Ijevan district fired at Azerbaijani military positions in the Gizilhajili village of Gazakh district.
Armenians stationed in the Chinari village of Berd district and on the nameless heights fired at the Azerbaijani armed forces' positions located in the villages of Aghbulagh and Kokhanebi of Tovuz district.
Azerbaijani positions were also fired at from positions near the villages of Goyarkh, Chilebord, and Chayli of Terter district, the villages of Yusifjanli, Shikhlar, Kengerli, Javahirli, Marzili, Sarijali of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, the villages of Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmedli of Fizuli district, and Mehdili village of Jabrail district.
Aside from that, the Azerbaijani armed forces' positions came under fire from the positions on the nameless heights of Goranboy, Khojavand, Fuzuli 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.