Armenian armed forces violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 60 times within 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 10
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 64 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said July 10.
Armenian armed forces located on the nameless heights of Armenia's Ijevan district, in the village of Dovekh of Noyemberyan district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located on the nameless heights and in the village of Kemerli of the 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.
Armenian armed forces located in the villages of Aygepar and Mosesgekh of Armenia's Berd district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Alibayli and Aghdam of the Tovuz district.
Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located near the villages of Tapqaraqoyunlu of the Goranboy district, Chileburt, Goyarkh of Terter district, Shikhlar, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli, Merzili of Aghdam, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Gorgan, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli district and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Khojavend, Fizuli and Qoranboy 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.