Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
Armenian armed forces have 8 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said the message from Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry June 17.
Armenian armed forces were using heavy machine guns.
Armenian armed forces, stationed in Paravakar village of Armenia's Ijevan district and on nameless heights of the Ijevan district, opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Kohnegishlag in Aghstafa district on nameless heights of the Gazakh district.
Armenian armed forces, stationed in the Chinari village of Armenia’s Berd district opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Agbulag in Tovuz district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani troops underwent fire from the positions located near the village of Horadiz Fuzuli district and on nameless heights of the Goranboy districts.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near Chileburt village of the Terter district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Horadiz village of the Fizuli district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil viilage and nameless heights of the Goygol, 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.