Armenia again breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 29
Armenia’s armed forces have 22 times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Aug. 29.
Armenian army was using large-caliber weapons.
The Armenian armed forces stationed in the Barekamavan village of the Noyemberyan district and on nameless heights of the Berd district of Armenia opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in the Gaymagli village of the Gazakh and in the Kokhanabi village of the Tovuz district.
Positions of the Azerbaijani army also underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near the Chilaburt village of Azerbaijan’s Terter district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Ashagi Seyidahmadli village of the Fizuli district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy and Jabrayil 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.