Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.16
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 87 times in various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Oct.16.
Armenian military used heavy machine guns and mortars to shell Azerbaijani troops' positions.
Armenian armed forces located in the village of Chinari of Armenia's Berd district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Kokhanebi of Tovuz district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near the villages of Tapgaragoyunlu, Talish of Goranboy district, Yusifjanli, Kengerli, Novruzlu, Merzili, Shikhlar, Javahirli, Sarijali, Shuraabad, Garagashli of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Horadiz, Gorgan, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurrahmanli of Fizuli and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Another ceasefire violation came from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goranboy, Khojavend, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces carried out 90 strikes on enemy positions.
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.