Armenians violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 80 times in a day
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
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 on June 16.
Armenians, from their positions in Vazashen village of Armenia's Ijevan district opened fire on Azerbaijani positions on the nameless heights of the Qazakh district of Azerbaijan.
Armenians, from their positions in Aygepar, Mosesgeh and Chinari villages of the Berd district of Armenia opened fire on Azerbaijani positions in Alibayli, Aghdam and Kohanabi villages of the Tovuz district of Azerbaijan.
Armenians, stationed on the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselsk district opened fire at Azerbaijani armed forces' positions on the nameless heights of Azerbaijan's Gadabay district.
Azerbaijan army also came under fire from Armenians positions near the villages of Talysh, Tapqaraqoyunlu of the Goranboy district, Chilyaburt, Goyarkh, Yarimja of the Terter district, Shuraabad, Qaraqashli, Yusifjanli of the Aghdam district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrakhmanli of the Fizuli district and the Mehdili village of Jabrail district.
Armenians were also firing from their positions 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.