Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 35 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.27
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces broke the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 37 times in numerous positions on Feb.27, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Feb.27.
Armenian armed forces, located in Barekamavan village of Armenia's Noyemberyan district and the nameless heights of the Ijevan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the nameless heights and Qaymaqli village of the Qazakh district.
Armenian armed forces, located in the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselsk district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the nameless heights and Qaraveliler village of the Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Talysh, Tapgaragoyunlu of the Goranboy district, Yusifjanli, Bash Garvend, Sarijali, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Javakhirli, Shirvanli of the Aghdam district, Chilyaburt, Chayli, Qekarkh, Qizil Oba of the Terter 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, Goygol 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.