Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 2
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 35 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Jan. 2.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Gaymagli, Jafarli, Gizilhajili villages and on nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the Barekamavan village of the Noyemberyan district, Azamut, Berkaber villages and on nameless heights of the Ijevan district of Armenia.
Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions located in the Aghbulag village of the Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in the Chinari village of the Berd district of Armenia.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages of the Tartar district, Yusifjanli village of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Ashagi Seyidahmadli and Horadiz villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Khojavand 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.