Armenian troops breach ceasefire over 65 times a day

Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 68 times in different locations of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops last night, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on July 29.

Armenian Armed Forces opened fire at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces located in the villages of Kokhanebi and Alibayli of the Tovuz region from the positions, located in the villages of Chinari, Aygepar and Mosesgeh of Armenia’s Berd region.

Azerbaijani Armed Forces also were fired from the positions located near the villages of Chayli of the Terter region, Shikhlar, Yusifjanly, Marzili, Shuraabad, Bash Gervend of the Aghdam region, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Veyselli, Qarakhanbayli, Horadiz, Gorgan of the Fizuli region, Mehdili of the Jabrayil region and at the nameless heights in the territory of the Goranboy region.

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 U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.