Baku, Azerbaijan, May 31
Armenian armed forces have 33 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said the message of Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry May 31.
Armenian army violated ceasefire from the positions near Goyarkh and Chilaburt villages of Azerbaijan's Terter district, Javahirli and Garagashli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Garakhanbayli, Horadiz villages of the Fizuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights in Goranboy, Khojavand and Jabrayil 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.