Baku, Azerbaijan, March 3
Military units of the armed forces of Armenia violated ceasefire 20 times throughout the day, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said March 3, Trend reports.
Armenian armed forces, located on nameless hills in Noyemberyan region, in Berkaber village of Ijevan region, in Chinari village of Berd region, and on nameless hills in Krasnoselsk region subjected to fire the positions of the Azerbaijan Army located in Gaymagly, Mazam villages of Gazakh region, in Aghbulag, Munjuglu villages of Tovuz region, and on nameless hills in Gadabay region.
The positions of Azerbaijan Army were also fired from positions of Armenian military units located near the occupied Javahirli, Yusifjanly villages of Aghdam region, Horadiz village of Fuzuli region, Nuzgar village of Jabrayil region, as well as from positions located on nameless hills in Terter and Aghdam regions.
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.