Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17
Armenian armed forces have 120 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry May 17.
Armenian military was using large-caliber machine guns.
Armenian armed forces stationed in the village of Berkaber of Armenia's Ijevan district and in the villages of Barekamavan and Voskevan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Gizilhajili, Gaymagli and Gushchu Ayrim of the Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions in the village of Alibayli of the Tovuz district were shelled from the village of Aygepar of Armenia's Berd district.
Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights in Azerbaijan's Gadabay district were also shelled by the Armenian side stationed on nameless heights in Armenia's Krasnoselsk district.
Armenian army also violated ceasefire from the positions near the Chilaburt, Goyarkh villages of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Bash Gervend, Javahirli, Sarijali, Kangarli, Yusifjanli, Namirli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district, and the Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district.
Further on, Azerbaijani positions were shelled from the nameless heights in the Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 125 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.
Edited by SI