Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 120 times | Lao Tribune

Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan over 120 times

Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 126 times in various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani defense ministry said March 30.

Armenian armed forces located in Berkaber village of Armenia’s Ijevan district opened fire at the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces located in Qizilhajili village of the Qazakh district.

Armenian military stationed in Aygepar village of the Berd district opened fire at the Azerbaijani army positions in the village of Alibayli of the Tovuz district.

Azerbaijani army positions, located on nameless heights in Azerbaijan’s Gadabay district, were fired at by Armenians stationed on nameless heights in Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.

Armenian army also opened fire from positions near Gulustan village of the Goranboy district, Goyarkh, Yarimja, Chilaburt villages of the Tartar district, Shikhlar, Yusifjanli, Javahirli, Sarijali, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Qaraqashli, Merzili villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Qarakhanbayli, Horadiz, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district and Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district.

Armenians also opened fire upon the Azerbaijani army positions from nameless heights in the Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.

Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 126 strikes upon Armenian positions.

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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

Source: Trend