Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 110 times in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 23
During the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces 110 times violated ceasefire on various directions of the contact line between the troops of Azerbaijan and Armenia, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry Apr. 23.
Armenian military was using 60-millimeter mortars and large-caliber machine guns.
Azerbaijani positions located on nameless heights and in the villages of Gizilhajili, Kamarli and Gaymagli of the Gazakh district were shelled from the Armenian positions located in the Paravakar and Berkaber villages of Armenia's Ijevan district, Dovekh and Barekamavan villages of Armenia's Noyemberyan district.
Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Alibayli and Aghdam of the Tovuz district were fired at by Armenians stationed in the villages of Aygepar and Mosesgeh of Armenia's Berd district.
Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights in Azerbaijan's Gadabay district were fired at by the Armenian military stationed on nameless heights in Armenia's Krasnoselsk district.
Armenian army also opened fire from positions near the Goyarkh, Chilaburt, Yarimja villages of the Terter district, the Shikhlar, Javahirli, Sarijali, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Garagashli, Marzili and Yusifjanli villages of the Aghdam district, the Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, the Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district and the Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district.
Armenians also opened fire upon the Azerbaijani army positions from nameless heights in the Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 120 strikes upon Armenian 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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.