Armenian troops violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan 33 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 33 times throughout the day, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry reported.

The ceasefire was violated in Gizilhajili village of Gazakh region, Aghdam village of Tovuz region, Yusifjanli, Shikhlar, Bash Garvand, Kengerli villages of Aghdam region, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Garakhanbayli villages of Fuzuli region, Kuropatkino village of Khojavend region, Mehdili village and nameless hills of Jabrayil region on July 7 and on the night of July 8.

The Armenians were silenced with a retail fire, the ministry said.

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 the U.N. Security Council’s four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.