Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 100 times in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 16
Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces 100 times violated the ceasefire on various parts of the contact line between the troops of Azerbaijan and Armenia, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry March 16.
Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Qizilhajili, Jafarli, Qaymaqli of the Qazakh district were shot by Armenians stationed in the villages of Barekamavan of Armenia's Ijevan district, Paravakar, Berkaber, Azamut of the Noyemberyan district.
Armenian military stationed in the villages of Aygepar, Mosesgeh of Armenia's Berd district opened fire at the Azerbaijani army positions in the villages of Alibayli, Aghdam of the 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 Gulustan village of the Goranboy district, Yarimja, Chilaburt, Goyarkh villages of the Tartar district, Novruzlu, Javahirli, Sarijali, Shuraabad, Kangarli, Qaraqashli, Merzili, Yusifjanli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli 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, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces inflicted 105 strikes upon Armenia's 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.