Azerbaijani soldier dies preventing Armenia’s provocation
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
Azerbaijani Armed Forces soldier Sultan Shahveledov was killed during the prevention of an Armenian provocation, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said June 16.
The Defense Ministry leadership has offered condolences to the family and friends of the martyr.
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.