Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire

  26 July 2013    Read: 173
Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire
Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces from the positions situated near the villages of Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli and Gorgan of Fizuli region, as well as from the position on nameless heights of Khojavend region yesterday and last night, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on Friday.

The shooting was countered by return fire.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council`s four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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