Baku, Azerbaijan, June 26
Armenian armed forces have 12 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, says Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry.
Armenian armed forces, stationed in the village of Aygovit of Armenia’s Ijevan district, opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Balajafarli of Gazakh district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near the village of Chileburt of Terter district, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli and Ashagi Veyselli of Fizuli district.
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.