Armenia continues to violate humanitarian ceasefire - Azerbaijani MoD

Politics Materials 28 October 2020 10:29 (UTC +04:00)
Armenia continues to violate humanitarian ceasefire - Azerbaijani MoD

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.28


Armenian Armed Forces fired at Azerbaijani settlements and positions of the Azerbaijani army units on the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border with small arms at different times of the night and in the morning on October 28, Trend reports citing the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

According to the ministry, from Berd, Chambarak, Vardenis, and Goris cities of Armenia, the territories of Azerbaijani Tovuz, Gadabay, Dashkasan, and Gubadli districts were fired upon.

As reported, from 07.35 (GMT+4) to 09.00 in the morning, Armenian troops also fired at the territory of the Aghjabadi district.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

Despite the fact that so far the parties have reached an agreement on a humanitarian ceasefire three times, Armenia continues to violate this agreement.

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, the 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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.