Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 2
Armenia’s armed forces have 12 times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Oct. 2.
The Armenian armed forces stationed in Paravakar village and the nameless heights of the Ijevan district, Barekamavan village of the Noyemberyan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located on nameless heights and Bala Jafarli, Qaymaqli villages of the Gazakh district.
Positions of the Azerbaijani army underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near the Gorgan village of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on the nameless heights of the Goranboy, Jabrayil 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.