Armenian troops breach ceasefire 98 times throughout the day

The situation on the contact line between Azerbaijan and Armenia has remained tense as the Armenian Armed Forces shattered ceasefire a total of 98 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry reported.

The ceasefire was violated in Talish, Gulustan villages in Goranboy region, Chilaburt, Yarimja, Giziloba villages in Tartar region, Javahirli, Kangarli, Sarijali, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli, Shikhlar, Garagashli, Merzili villages in Aghdam region, Kuropatkino village in Khojavand region, Gorgan, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages in Fuzuli region, Mehdili village in Jabrayil region, as well as nameless hills in Goranboy, Khojavand, Fuzuli and Jabrayil regions.

In view of the operational situation, Azerbaijani armed forces carried out 104 strikes on enemy positions.

Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a lengthy war that ended with the signing of a fragile ceasefire in 1994. More than 20,000 Azerbaijanis were killed and over 1 million were displaced as a result of the large-scale hostilities. Since the war, Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions. Armenia continues the occupation in defiance of four UN Security Council resolutions calling for immediate and unconditional withdrawal.

Peace talks brokered by mediators from Russia, France and the U.S. have produced no results so far.

SOURCE: AZER NEWS