Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 15
Armenian armed forces have 18 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said in a message June 15.
Armenian armed forces stationed in the Paravakar village of Armenia's Ijevan district opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces in the Kohnegishlag village of the Aghstafa district.
Azerbaijani positions, located in the villages of Aghbulag and Alibayli of the Tovuz district underwent fire from the positions located in the villages of Chinari and Mosesgeh of Armenia's Berd district.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani positions located on nameless heights of the Gadabay district were fired at from the positions located on nameless heights of Armenia's Krasnoselsk district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz and Gorgan of the Fizuli district and from the nameless heights in Goranboy, 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.