Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 28 times in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 21
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 28 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops using large-calibre weapons, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry reported Oct. 21.
The Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Barekamavan village of Noyemberyan district.
The Azerbaijani army positions were also fired from the Armenian positions located near the occupied Chilaburt village of Tartar district, Ashagy Seyidahmedli and Garakhanbayli villages of Fizuli district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goygol, Goranboy, Fizuli 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.