Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 30
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 65 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Dec. 30.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Kohnegishlag village of Azerbaijan’s Aghstafa district, Gaymagli, Ashagi Askipara, Kamarli villages of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the Paravakar village of the Ijevan district, Barekamavan, Voskevan and Dovekh villages of the Noyemberyan district of Armenia.
Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions located in the Aghdam, Alibayli, Aghbulag, Kokhanabi villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in the Aygepar, Mosesgekh, Chinari villages and on nameless heights of the Berd district of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gadabay district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages of the Tartar district, Javahirli, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli, Kangarli, Sarijali villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Horadiz village of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand, Fuzuli 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.