Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 28
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 145 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend Feb. 28.
The Azerbaijani army positions located on nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district and on nameless heights and in Aghdam, Munjuglu villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights and in Paravakar village of Ijevan district, in Mosesgeh, Aygedzor villages and on nameless heights of Armenia’s Berd district.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian army positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages of the Tartar district, Garagashli, Shikhlar villages of the Aghdam district, Garakhanbayli, Horadiz and Ashagi Veyselli villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Tartar, Aghdam 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.