Armenia continues to break ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.11
Armenian armed forces have 19 times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, using large caliber machine guns, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Sept. 11.
Armenian armed forces, located in Paravakar and Vazashen villages in Armenia’s Ijevan district, on the nameless heights in Berd district opened fire at Azerbaijani position located on the nameless heights in Gazakh district, in Munjuglu village of Tovuz district.
The positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces were also fired from positions of Armenian military units located near to the occupied Horadiz, Gorgan, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of Fuzuli district, in Kuropatkino village of Khojavend district, as well as, nameless heights in Goranboy and Fuzuli 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.