Armenia again violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan

  22 May 2018    Read: 2126
Armenia again violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenian Armed Forces have violated the ceasefire along the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 88 times, reports the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.

The Armenian side used heavy machine guns.

Armenian Armed Forces, located in Dovekh village and on nameless hills in Noyemberyan region, on nameless hills in Berd region, and on nameless hills in Krasnoselsk region subjected to fire the positions of the Azerbaijan Army located in Kamarli, Gaymagly, Gushchu Ayrim villages of Gazakh region, in Munjuglu village and on nameless hills in Tovuz region, and on nameless hills in Gadabay region.

The positions of Azerbaijan Army were also fired from positions of Armenian military units located near the occupied Chilaburt village of Terter region, Nemirli, Taghibeyli, Shikhlar, Bash Garvand, Garagashly, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Marzili villages of Aghdam region, Kuropatkino village of Khojavend region, Ashaghy Veysalli, Gobu Dilagharda, Garvand, Garakhanbayli, Horadiz villages of Fuzuli region, Nuzgar and Mehdili villages of Jabrayil region, as well as from positions located on nameless hills in Goranboy, 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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