Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan

  20 March 2020    Read: 1261
 Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 25 times, using sniper rifles, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported Friday.

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 the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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