Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s Armed Forces have 44 times violated the ceasefire in different directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Jan. 6.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Aghdam, Kokhanabi, Alibayli and Aghbulag villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district, Garavalilar village of the Gadabay district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the Mosesgekh, Aygepar and Chinari villages of Armenia’s Berd district, as well as on the nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions underwent fire from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh village of the Tartar district, Javahirli, Garagashli, Sarijali and Yusifjanli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Ashagi Seyidahmadli village of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on the 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.