Baku, Azerbaijan, May 7
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 121 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said May 7.
The Azerbaijani army positions in the Mezem, Gushchu Ayrim villages of the Gazakh district, Aghdam, Aghbulag, Kokhanabi and Alibayli villages of the Tovuz district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of the Ijevan district, Berkaber, Shavarshavan villages of the Noyemberyan district and Chinari, Mosesgekh villages of the Berd district of Armenia.
Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian army positions located near the Armenian-occupied Yarimja village of the Tartar district, Javahirli, Marzili, Yusifjanli villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Garakhanbayli, Gorgan, Horadiz, Ashagi Veysalli and Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fuzuli district, as well as from positions located on nameless heights in the Goygol, Goranboy, Tartar, Aghdam and Jabrayil 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.