Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
Armenian armed forces have 23 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 17.
Armenian armed forces stationed in the Dovegh and Barekamavan villages of Armenia's Noyemberyan district opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces in the Kemerli and Gaymagli villages of the Gazakh district.
Azerbaijani positions, located in the Aghdam village of the Tovuz district underwent fire from the positions located in the Mosesgeh village of Armenia's Berd district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near the Chilaburt village of the Terter district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Horadiz village of the Fizuli district and from the nameless heights in Goranboy and Khojavand 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.