Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 65 times in one day

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 8 May 2015 11:09 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8


Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian military 65 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry on May 8.

Armenia's armed forces stationed in the Chinari and Mosesgeh villages of the Berd district of Armenia opened fire at the Azerbaijani military positions in the Kokhanebi and Aghdam villages of the Tovuz district of Azerbaijan.

Armenians stationed in the Dovekh village of the Noyemberyan district of Armenia opened fire at Azerbaijani army positions in the Kemerli village of Azerbaijan's Gazakh district.

Aside from that, Armenians, from their positions on nameless heights in the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia opened fire at Azerbaijani positions on nameless heights of the Gadabay district of Azerbaijan.

The Azerbaijani army position also came under fire of Armenians from positions near the Talish, Gulustan villages of Goranboy district, Chilyaburt village of Terter district, Sarijali, Shuraabad, Javahirli, Kangarli, Shikhlar, Yusifjanli, Merzili villages of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of Fizuli district and Mehdili village of Jabrail district.

Armenians were also firing from nameless heights in the Goranboy, Khojavand, Fuzuli and Jabrail 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.