Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 80 times in a day
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian military 82 times violated ceasefire on various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry May 15.
The Armenian armed forces stationed in the Vazashen village of Armenia's Ijevan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani armed forces' positions on the nameless heights in Azerbaijan's Gazakh district.
Armenians, from positions in the villages of Aygepar, Mosesgeh and Chinari of the Berd district of Armenia opened fire on the Azerbaijani army positions in the villages of Alibayli, Aghdam and Kokhanabi of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district.
Aside from that, the Armenian military, from positions on nameless heights in the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces on nameless heights in Azerbaijan's Gadabay district.
The Azerbaijani military also came under fire from Armenians stationed near the Tapgaragoyunlu village of Goranboy district, Yarimja, Chilyaburt, Goyarkh, Gizil Oba villages of Terter district, Shuraabad, Shikhlar, Yusifjanli, Kangarli, Garagashli, Bash Garvand villages of Aghdam district, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli villages of Fizuli district and the Mehdili village of Jabrail district.
The Azerbaijani armed forces were also fired at from positions on 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.