Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan up to 80 times within 24 hours

Armenia armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 78 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said May 29.

Armenian armed forces, located in the nameless heights and the villages of Aygepar, Chinari of Armenia’s Berd district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Alibayli, Agbulag and Munjuglu of the Tovuz district.

Armenian armed forces, located in the nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district, opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the nameless heights of the Gadabay district.

Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Talysh of the Goranboy district, Chayli, Chilyaburt, Goyarkh of the Terter district, Shuraabad, Shikhlar, Yusifjanli, Sarijali, Javakhirli, Kengerli, Qaraqashli, Marzili, Shirvanli of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district and Mehdili of the Jabrail district.

Moreover, Azerbaijani positions took fire from the positions located in the nameless heights of Jabrail, Goranboy, Khojavend and Fizuli districts.

The opposing side was silenced with return fire.

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 two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council’s four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

SOURCE: CIHAN