Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 14
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 22 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend Feb. 14.
The Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of the Ijevan district of Armenia.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located near the Armenian-occupied Chilaburt village of the Tartar distirct, Marzili, Yusifjanli villages of the Aghdam district,Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Tartar, Khojavand, Jabrayil and Fuzuli districts of Azerbaijan.
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.