Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan nearly 70 times in one day

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 6 March 2015 11:15 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 6

By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:

Over the past 24 hours, Armenian military 69 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on March 6.

Armenian armed forces, stationed in the Chinari and Aygepar villages of Armenia's Berd district, opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions, located in the Aghbulag, Alibeyli and Munjuglu villages of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district.

Azerbaijani positions on nameless heights in Gadabay district also came under fire from Armenian military stationed on the nameless heights in Krasnoselsk district of Armenia.

Azerbaijani military also came under fire from positions near the Tapgaragoyunlu village of Goranboy district, Chilaburt and Chayli villages of Tartar district, Yusifjanli, Sarijali, Javahirli, Kengerli, Shuraabad, Garagashli, Marzili, Shikhlar and Shirvanli villages of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmedli villages of Fizuli district and Mehdili village of Jabrail district.

Aside from that, the Azerbaijani army positions came under fire from Armenians' positions on nameless heights in 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.