Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 29 times

  16 December 2018    Read: 1590
  Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 29 times

Military units of the armed forces of Armenia violated ceasefire 29 times throughout the day, using large-caliber machine guns, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Dec. 16.

Armenian armed forces, located on nameless hills in Krasnoselsk region subjected to fire the positions of the Azerbaijan Army located in Goyali village of Gadabay region.

The positions of Azerbaijan Army were also fired from positions of Armenian military units located near the occupied Shuraabad, Taghibeyli, Shikhlar, Garagashly, Kangarli, Yusifjanly villages of Aghdam region, Ashaghy Veysalli, Kurdlar, Horadiz villages of Fuzuli 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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