Baku, Azerbaijan, May 6
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 55 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said May 6.
The Armenian armed forces located near the village of Vazashen of Armenia's Ijevan district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the nameless heights of the Qazakh district.
The Armenian armed forces located near the villages of Aygepar, Mosesgeh, Chinari of Armenia's Berd district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Alibayli, Aghdam, Kohanabi of the Tovuz district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the village of Tapqaraqoyunlu of the Goranboy district, Qizil Oba, Chileburt, Goyarkh, Yarimja of the Terter district, Shuraabad, Shikhlar, Kengerli, Garagashli, Yusifjanli of the Aghdam district, Horadiz, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrakhmanli of the Fizuli district, Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions took 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.