Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Armenian armed forces have 17 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry June 28.

Azerbaijani positions located in the village of Kohnegishlag of Aghstafa district, as well as in the village of Gushchu Ayrim of Gazakh district took fire from the positions located near the village of Paravakar of Armenia’s Ijevan district and Voskevan of Noyemberyan district.

Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions near the village of Garakhanbeyli and from the nameless heights of Khojavend and Fizuli 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.

Source: Trend