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Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 80 times in a day

06.06.2015 | 11:33

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Over the past 24 hours, the Armenian military 82 times violated ceasefire on various parts of contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on June 6.

The Armenian armed forces stationed in the Vazashen village of Armenia’s Ijevan district, opened fire at the Azerbaijani armed forces in the nameless heights of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district.

The Armenian armed forces stationed in the Aygepar, Mosesgeh, Chinari villages of Armenia’s Berd district, opened fire at the Azerbaijani armed forces in the Alibayli, Aghdam and Kohanabi villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district.

Moreover, the Armenian armed forces from their positions on the nameless heights in the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia opened fire at Azerbaijani positions on the nameless heights in Azerbaijan’s Gadabay district.

Azerbaijani positions also came under fire from Armenians stationed near the Tapqaraqoyunlu village of the Goranboy district, Yarimja, Chilyaburt, Goyarkh villages of the Terter district, Shuraabad, Kengerli, Qaraqashli, Shikhlar, Yusifjanli, Bash Garvend villages of the Aghdam district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district and Mehdili village of the Jabrail district.

Azerbaijani positions also came under fire from Armenians stationed on the nameless heights in the Goranboy, Khojavand, Fuzuli and Jabrail 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.

Trend.az

06.06.2015 11:33

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