Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
Armenian armed forces have 10 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said May 20.
Azerbaijani positions, located on the nameless heights of Gazakh district and in the villages of Aghdam and Agbulag of Tovuz district, were shelled from the positions located near the village of Barekamavan of Armenia's Noyemberyan district and Mosesgeh and Chinari villages of Berd district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goranboy district.
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.