Baku, Azerbaijan, April 13
By Samir Ali, Azad Hasanli - Trend:
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has refuted the information about the shelling of a civilian truck in Armenia’s border village.
"The information that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces opened fire at a civilian truck in Armenia’s Baghanis border village is false," Spokesman for the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry Vagif Dargahli told Trend April 13.
Earlier, Spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan wrote on his Facebook page that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces opened fire on a civilian truck near Baghanis border village in Armenia’s Tavush province.
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.