Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.27
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Armenian armed forces continue to violate the ceasefire with Azerbaijan in numerous positions, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said Apr.27.
Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located near the villages of Goyarkh of the Terter district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavend district, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of 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.