Baku, Azerbaijan, March 3
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian military 66 times violated ceasefire on various parts of contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan said March 3.
Armenian armed forces stationed on nameless heights in Krasnoselsk district of Armenia, opened fire on the positions of Azerbaijani military on nameless heights in Azerbaijan's Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani military also came under fire from Armenian armed forces located near the Tapgaragoyunlu village of Goranboy district, Chilaburt, Chayli, Goyarkh villages of Terter district, Yusifjanli, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Sarijali, Shirvanli villages of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Alkhanli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of Fizuli district and the Mehdili village of Jabrail district.
Armenians were also firing from 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.
Edited by SI