Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 35 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 31
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 37 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani defense ministry said on Mar.31.
Armenian armed forces, located in the village of Aygepar of Armenia's Berd district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Alibayli of the Tovuz 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 of the Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near the villages of Tapgaragoyunlu, Gulustan of the Goranboy district, Chileburt, Gekarkh of the Terter district, Javahirli, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Shirvanli, Yusifjanli, Novruzlu of the Aghdam district, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district and Kuropatkino of the Khojavand district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent 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 the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.