Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 27
Armenian armed forces have 10 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry June 27.
Azerbaijani positions located in the Kohnegishlag village of the Aghstafa district and in the Gizilhajili and Kemerli villages of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Berkaber and Paravakar of Armenia’s Ijevan district.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near the Garakhanbeyli village and from the nameless heights in Khojavand 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.