Armenia 119 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hours

  17 December 2017    Read: 881
Armenia 119 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hours

Military units of the Armed Forces of Armenia violated ceasefire 119 times throughout the day, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Dec. 17.

Armenian Armed Forces, located in Berdavan, Barekamavan villages and on nameless hills in Noyemberyan region, in Mosesgekh, Chinari and Aygedzor villages of Berd region subjected to fire the positions of the Azerbaijan's Armed Forces located in Kamarli, Gaymagly villages of Gazakh region, in Aghdam, Aghbulag and Munjuglu villages of Tovuz region.

The positions of Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces were also fired from positions of Armenian military units located near the occupied Goyarkh, Chilaburt villages of Terter region, Shikhlar, Saryjaly, Novruzlu, Yusifjanly villages of Aghdam region, Ashaghy Veysalli, Gobu Dilagharda, Garakhanbayli, Gorgan and Kurdlar villages of Fuzuli region, and Nuzgar village of Jabrayil region, as well as from positions located on nameless hills in Terter, Aghdam, Khojavend and Fuzuli 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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