Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 122 times
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 7
Armenian armed forces have 122 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on various parts of the frontline over the last 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said May 7.
Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Kohnegishlag of Aghstafa district and on the nameless heights of Gazakh district, took fire from the Armenian positions located on the nameless heights and in the village of Paravakar of Armenia's Ijevan district.
Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Alibeyli and Aghdam of Tovuz district, underwent fire from the positions located in the village of Mosesgeh of Armenia's Berd district.
Moreover, Armenian armed forces stationed on the nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselskiy district opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights of Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near the villages of Goyarkh, Yarimja, Chileburt of Terter district, Shikhlar, Bash Gervend, Javahirli, Sarijali, Kengerli, Shuraabad of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli district and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavend, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 123 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.