Azerbaijan will never forget their sacrifice - VIDEO dedicated to martyrs
21 August 2020
On 12th July, Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire regime using artillery and fired the positions of Azerbaijan in direction of Tovuz district, in the border between the countries. As a result of the Armenian provocation, 12 Azerbaijani servicemen, including a 76-years old civilian were killed, civilian and state property was damaged. Following the incidents, thousands of Azerbaijanis held a march to express their support for the Azerbaijani Army and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.