Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 12
Armenian armed forces have 36 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said the message from Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry June 12.
Armenian armed forces were using large-caliber machine guns.
Armenian armed forces stationed in Dovekh and Shavarshavan villages of Armenia's Noyemberyan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in Kemerli and Farakhli villages of the Qazakh district.
Armenian army also violated ceasefire from the positions near Chilyaburt village of the Tartar district, Merzili village of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district.
Further on, Azerbaijani positions were shelled from the nameless heights in the Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli 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.