Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 8 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend Jan. 28.
The Armenian army was using large-caliber machine guns.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Gizilhajili village of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in the Berkaber village of the Ijevan district of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in the Alibayli village of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in the Aygepar village of the Berd district of Armenia.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar 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.