Azerbaijan, Baku, 6 March / Trend corr. G.Jabiyev / The ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) believes that serious internal tension in Armenia was the reason for the intensive violation of the ceasefire agreement on the contact line between Azerbaijan and Armenia. "The Armenian Government wishes to draw the attention of the world community away from the curent situation in the country which resulted after the presidentisal elections," Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Chairman and Executive secretary of YAP, stated.
The Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire regime in various directions on 4 March.
Ahmadov believes that this move by the Armenian Government cannot draw away the attention of the world community from Armenia's internal problems. The latest events on the contact line cannot remove the tension that exists in Armenia. "Lives lost and gunfire retaliationwhich Armenia faced after the violation of the ceasefire agreement will become factors which will increase the internal tension in Armenia", Ahmadov said.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988, due to the Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, the Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven neighbouring districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement which ended the active hostilities. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding the peaceful negotiations.