Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 37 times in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 37 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend Feb. 19.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in Farakhli, Jafarli villages and on nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district, Kohnegishlag village of the Agstafa district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Shavarshavan village and on nameless heights of Noyemberyan district, Paravakar, Azatamut villages of the Ijevan district of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in Kokhanabi village of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in the Chinari village of Armenia’s Berd district.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh village of the Tartar district, Marzili, Garagashli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Gorgan, Horadiz and Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Khojavand 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.