Azerbaijani soldier killed in Armenian ceasefire violation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 13
A serviceman of the Azerbaijani armed forces, Orkhan Guliyev, was killed as a result of the ceasefire violation by Armenia's armed forces on March 13, the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan said.
The ministry noted that the Azerbaijani armed forces fully control the situation on the line of contact between the troops of Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The ministry also expressed its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the soldier.
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 CN