Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23
Armenian armed forces have 15 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said May 23.
Azerbaijani positions, located in the village of Kohneqishlaq of the Agstafa district, were shelled from the positions located on the nameless heights and the village of Paravakar of Armenia's Ijevan district.
Azerbaijani positions, located in the villages of Aghdam and Agbulag of Tovuz district, were shelled from the positions located near the villages of Mosesqekh and Chinari of Armenia's Berd district.
Further on, Azerbaijani positions were shelled from the nameless heights of Khojavand and Fizuli districts.
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.