Baku, Azerbaijan, July 7
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 69 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said July 7.
Armenian armed forces located in the villages of Paravakar, Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan district, Shavarshavan, Doveh of Noyemberyan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Kohnegishlag of Aghstafa district, Gizilhajili, Ferehli, Kemerli villages and on the nameless heights of Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights of Gadabay district underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselskiy district.
Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located near the villages of Gulustan, Talish, Tapgaragoyunlu of Goranboy district, Chileburt, Gizil Oba of Terter, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Sarijali, Bash Gervend, Kengerli, Yusifjanli, Javahirli, Merzili of Aghdam, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Gorgan, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goygol, 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.