Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
Armenian armed forces have 18 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry May 24.
Armenian armed forces stationed in the village of Voskevan of Armenia's Ijevan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in the Gushchu Ayrim village of the Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions located in the Munjuglu village of the Tovuz district were shelled from the Aygedzor village and nameless heights of Armenia's Berd district.
Armenian army also violated ceasefire from the positions near the Chilaburt village of the Terter district, the Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, the Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz villages of the Fizuli district, and from nameless heights in the territory 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.
Edited by SI