Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 26 times in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 26 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Oct. 27.
Armenian army was using large-caliber machine guns.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in Bala Jafarli, Gushchu Ayrim villages of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the nameless heights of the Ijevan district and Voskevan village of the Noyemberyan district of Armenia.
Azerbaijani army positions located in Agbulag village of the Tovuz district underwent fire from the Armenian positions located in Aygedzor village of Armenia’s Berd district.
Azerbaijan’s army positions located on nameless height in the Gadabay district also went under fire from nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.
The Azerbaijani army positions also took fire from the Armenian positions located near occupied Chilaburt, Geyarkh villages of Azerbaijan’s Tartar district, Garakhanbayli village of Fizuli district, Mehdili village of Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goygol, Goranboy, Tartar and Fizuli 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.