Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22
Armenian armed forces have 20 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said May 22.
Armenian army was using large-caliber machine guns.
Armenian armed forces stationed on nameless heights of Armenia's Ijevan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located on nameless heights of the Gazakh district.
Armenian army also violated ceasefire from the positions near Goyarkh, Yarimja villages of the Terter district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz villages of the Fizuli district.
Further on, Azerbaijani positions were shelled from the nameless heights of the 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.