Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 80 times within 48 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.23
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces broke the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 34 times in numerous positions on Feb.21, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Feb.23.
Armenian armed forces, located in the village of Vazashen of Armenia's Ijevan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located on the nameless heights of Gazakh district.
Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Aghdam of Tovuz district, underwent fire from the positions located in the Mosesgerh village of Armenia's Berd district.
Armenian armed forces, located on the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselskiy district, also violated ceasefire by opening fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located on the nameless heights of Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near the villages of Talish, Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy, Yusifjanli, Sarijali, Shuraabad, Javahirli, Merzili of Aghdam, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Gorgan, Garakhanbeyli of Fizuli and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goranboy and Khojavend districts.
Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 50 times as of Feb.22.
Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy, Chileburt, Goyarkh, Chayli of Terter, Yusifjanli, Kengerli, Sarijali, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Javahirli, Shirvanli, Novruzlu of Aghdam, Gorgan, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavend, Fizuli and Jabrayil 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.