Baku, Azerbaijan, June 22
Armenian armed forces 16 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 22.
Armenian armed forces stationed near the Chinari and Mosesgeh villages of Armenia's Berd district opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces in the Aghdam and Aghbulag villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located in the Horadiz village of the Fizuli district and the nameless heights in Goranboy and Fizuli 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.