Armenian military fires at Azerbaijani positions over 70 times in a day
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 28
Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire 74 times on various parts of the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry on Apr. 28.
The Armenian military stationed in the Paravakar village of Armenia's Ijevan district, opened fire on the Azerbaijani armed forces' positions in the Kohnegishlag village of Azerbaijan's Aghstafa district.
Meanwhile, the Armenians stationed on nameless heights in the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located on nameless heights in the Gadabay district of Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani military also came under fire from Armenians stationed near the Talish, Tapgaragoyunlu, Gulustan villages of Goranboy district, the Chilaburt, Goyarkh villages of Tartar district, the Kangarli, Garagashli, Shikhlar, Sarijali, Novruzlu, Yusifjanli, Marzili villages of Aghdam district, the Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, the Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli villages of Fizuli district, and the Mehdili village of the Jabrail district.
Aside from that, Armenians were firing from the positions on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Khojavand and Fizuli 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.
Edited by CN