Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8
Armenian armed forces have 127 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry May 8.
Armenian military was using 60-millimeter mortars and large-caliber machine guns.
Armenian armed forces stationed in the village of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Gizilhajili of the Aghstafa district.
Azerbaijani positions in the village of Alibayli of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district were fired from the positions located in the village of Aygepar 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 the positions near the Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Javahirli, Sarijali, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Marzili, Garagashli, Yusifjanli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli 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 128 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.