Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 25 times

  18 July 2019    Read: 1466
 Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 25 times

Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 25 times, using heavy machine guns and sniper rifles, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on July 18. 

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 Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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