Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan nearly 100 times
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.25
Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 98 times in various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies in the last 24 hours, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said Nov.25.
Armenian armed forces located in the village of Voskevan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district and Mosesgerh of Berd district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Gushchu Ayrim of Gazakh district and Aghdam of Tovuz district, as well as on the nameless heights of Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the village of Talish of Goranboy district, Yarimja and Goyarkh of Terter district, Shikhlar, Javahirli, Kengerli, Sarijali, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Garagashli, Merzili, Yusifjanli of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Azerbaijani armed forces carried out 104 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.