Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 68 times in numerous positions in the last 24 hours, the Azerbaijani defense ministry told Trend May 2.
Armenian armed forces located in the villages of Barekamavan of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district, Vazashen of the Ijevan district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the village of Gaymagli, on the nameless heights and in the village of Kohnegishlag of Agstafa district.
Also, Armenian armed forces located near the villages of Aygepar, Mosesgeh, Chinari of Armenia’s Berd district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in the villages of Alibayli, Aghdam, Kohanabi, Agbulag of the Tovuz district. Moreover, Armenian armed forces opened fire from the nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district at the positions of Azerbaijani army located on the nameless heights of Gadabay district.
Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the village of Talish of the Goranboy district, Chileburt, Goyarkh, Yarimja of the Terter district, Shuraabad, Shikhlar, Kengerli, Garagashli, Yusifjanli of the Aghdam district, Horadiz, Garakhanbayli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district, Mehdili of Jabrayil district, as well as nameless heights in the Goranboy, Khojavand, 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.