Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan

  31 December 2017    Read: 1578
Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Military units of the Armed Forces of Armenia violated ceasefire 140 times throughout the day, using large-caliber machine guns, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Dec. 31.
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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