Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan

  07 September 2020    Read: 1427
 Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenian Armed Forces have violated the ceasefire along the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 50 times, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on Saturday.

Armenia’s Armed Forces were using large-caliber machine guns and sniper rifles.

Armenian armed forces, located in Mosesgekh, Chinari villages of Berd region and on nameless hills in Chambarak region subjected to fire the positions of the Azerbaijan Army located in Aghdam, Kokhanebi, Asrik Jirdakhan villages of Tovuz region and in Garaveliler village of Gadabay region.

The positions of Azerbaijan Army were also fired from the positions of Armenian military units located near the occupied Goyarkh village of Terter region, Yusifjanly, Marzili villages of Aghdam region, Garakhanbayli, Gorgan villages of Fuzuli region, as well as from the positions located on nameless hills in Goranboy, Terter, Aghdam and Khojavend regions.

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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