Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan

  16 June 2016    Read: 3252
Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Armenian Armed Forces have 8 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said the message from Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry June 16.
Armenian Armed Forces stationed in the nameless heights and Paravakar village of Armenia`s Ijevan district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in the nameless heights of the Qazakh district and Kohneqishlaq village of the Agstafa district.

Armenian Armed Forces stationed in Chinari and Mosesqekh villages of Armenia`s Berd district opened fire at the Azerbaijani positions located in Agbulag and Aghdam villages of the Tovuz district.

Armenian army also violated ceasefire from the positions near Chilyaburt village of the Tartar district, Merzili village of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Garakhanbeyli, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district.

Further on, Azerbaijani positions were shelled from the nameless heights in the Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.

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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