Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 36 times in numerous positions within 24 hours, the Azerbaijani defense ministry said Apr.18.
Armenian armed forces located in the village of Dovekh of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district, as well as the village of Chinari of Armenia’s Berd district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Kemerli of Gazakh district and the village of Agbulag of Tovuz district, respectively.
Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near the villages of Chileburt, Geyarkh, Chayli of the Terter district, Shuraabad, Javakhirli, Sarijali, Shikhlar, Yusifjanli, Marzili of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of Khojavend district, Horadiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Ashagi Abdurahmanli of the Fizuli district and Mehdili of the Jabrayil district.
Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Goranboy, Khojavend, Fizuli and Jabrayil 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.