Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 40 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.24
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces broke the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 39 times in numerous positions on Feb.23, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Feb.24.
Armenian armed forces, located in the villages of Voskepar and Voskevan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Ashagi Askipara and Agbulag of the Gazakh district.
Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Agbulag and Alibayli of the Tovuz district, underwent fire from the positions located in the villages of Chinari and Aygepar of Armenia's Berd district.
Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Tapgaragoyunlu, Talysh of the Goranboy district, Chilyaburt, Chayli of the Terter district, Yusifjanli, Kengerli, Qaraqashli, Merzili, Javahirli of the Aghdam district, Gorgan, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Alkhanli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrakhmanli of the Fizuli district, Mehdili of the Jabrayil district and Kuropatkino of the Khojavend district.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of 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.