Baku, Azerbaijan, May 3
Armenian armed forces have 116 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry May 3.
Armenian military was using large-caliber machine guns.
Armenian armed forces stationed in the villages of Paravakar and Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Kohnegishlag of the Aghstafa district and in the village of Gizilhajili of the Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions in the villages of Aghdam, Alibayli and Aghbulag of the Tovuz district were shelled from the villages of Mosesgeh and Chinari of Armenia's Berd district.
Armenian army also opened fire from the positions near the Goyarkh, Yarimja, Chilaburt villages of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Bash Garvand, Javahirli, Sarijali, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Namirli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz and Gorgan villages of the Fizuli district, and the Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district.
Armenians also opened fire upon the Azerbaijani positions from the nameless heights in the Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 118 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.