Armenian armed forces breach ceasefire

The ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line was broken by the Armenian armed forces again, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said August 15.

Armenian armed forces fired at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces from the positions located in the villages of Yusifjanli and Shuraabad of the Aghdam region.

The opposing side was silenced with return fire.

Over 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions, has been occupied by Armenian armed forces since a lengthy war between the two South Caucasus countries in the early 1990s. The UN Security Council has passed four resolutions calling for an Armenian pullout, but they have not been enforced to date.

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