Baku, Azerbaijan, May 5
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian military 67 times violated the ceasefire on various parts of the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry on May 5.
The armed forces of Armenia stationed in the Aygepar and Mosesgeh villages of the Armenian Berd district opened fire at the Azerbaijani military positions located in the Alibeyli and Aghdam villages of Tovuz district of Azerbaijan.
Aside from that, the Armenians stationed in the Dovekh village of Armenia's Noyemberyan district opened fire on the Azerbaijani military positions in the Kemerli village of Azerbaijan's Gazakh district.
Armenians stationed on nameless heights in the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia opened fire at Azerbaijani army positions on nameless heights of the Gadabay district of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani military also came under fire from Armenians' positions near the Talish and Gulustan villages of Goranboy district, Chilyaburt and Goyarkh villages of Terter district, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli and Marzili villages of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, Horadiz, Gorgan, Garakhanbeyli and Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of Fizuli district and the Mehdili village of Jabrail district.
Armenians were also firing from positions on nameless heights in 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.