Armenia 16 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 14
Armenia’s armed forces have 16 times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Sept. 14.
The Armenian armed forces stationed in Vazashen village of the Ijevan district, Chinari village of the Berd district and on the nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights of the Gazakh district, Kokhanebi village of the Tovuz district and the nameless heights of the Gadabay district.
Positions of the Azerbaijani army also underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near Shikhlar village of Azerbaijani Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Qarakhanbayli village of the Fizuli district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district and the nameless heights of the Khojavand 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.