Azerbaijan discloses number of servicemen killed and wounded during ceasefire

  26 February 2020    Read: 1017
 Azerbaijan discloses number of servicemen killed and wounded during ceasefire

About 800 Azerbaijani military servicemen have been killed and wounded as a result of ceasefire violation by Armenia since its announcement day, said Emil Taghiyev, head of the special investigation department at the Military Prosecutor’s Office, AzVision.az reports. 

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, 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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