Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 140 times in 24 hours
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 22
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 140 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said June 22.
The Armenian armed forces were using 60-mm and 82-mm mortars (52 shells).
The Azerbaijani army positions in Mazam, Bala Jafarli villages of the Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Berkaber village and on the nameless heights of the Ijevan district of Armenia.
Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani army positions in Aghdam, Kokhanebi, Esrik Jirdakhan, Munjuglu villages of the Tovuz district were shelled from the Armenian army positions located in Chinari village of the Berd district of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani army positions on the nameless heights of the Gadabay district also underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on the nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were shelled from the Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages of the Tartar district, Bash Garvand, Javakhirli, Sarijali, Novruzlu, Marzili villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Ashaghi Veysalli, Garvand, Qarakhanbayli, Gorgan, Horadiz villages of the Fuzuli district and Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on the nameless heights in Goranboy, Tartar, Aghdam, Khojavand and Fuzuli districts.
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.