Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
Armenian armed forces have 8 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 16.
Armenian armed forces stationed in Chinari village of Armenia's Berd district opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces in Agbulag village of the Tovuz district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near Chilyaburt village of the Tartar district, Yusifjanli village of the Aghdam district, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district and from the nameless heights in the Goranboy, Fizuli and Khojavend 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.