Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 6
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
An Azerbaijani serviceman, Private Farid Aghayev was severely wounded on evening Feb. 5 in a shoot-out between the units of the Azerbaijani and the Armenian armed forces, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Feb. 6.
The ministry said the soldier's life could not be saved despite the timely provision of aid to him.
The ministry expressed deepest condolences to the family and friends of Private Aghayev.
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.