Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 100 times in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 9
Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces 125 times violated the ceasefire on various parts of the contact line between the troops of Azerbaijan and Armenia, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry March 9.
Armenian military stationed in Paravakar village and on nameless heights in Armenia's Ijevan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani army positions in Kohnegishlag village of the Aghstafa district and the nameless heights in the Gazakh district of Azerbaijan.
Armenians also opened fire from their positions in Mosesgeh village of the Berd district upon the Azerbaijani positions in Alibayli village of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district.
Azerbaijani army positions, located on nameless heights in Azerbaijan's Gadabay district, were fired at by Armenians stationed on nameless heights in Armenia's Krasnoselsk district.
Armenian army also opened fire from positions near the Gulustan village of the Goranboy district, the Chilaburt, Goyarkh, Chayli and Yarimja villages of the Tartar district, Yusifjanli, Novruzlu, Javahirli, Sarijali, Shuraabad, Kangarli, Namirli, Shikhlar and Bash Garvand villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli and Ashagi Abdurrahmanli villages of the Fuzuli district and Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district.
Armenians also opened fire upon the Azerbaijani army positions from the nameless heights in the Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fuzuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces inflicted 126 strikes upon the 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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.