Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 34 times in 24 hours
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 34 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Karabakh Today Feb. 9.
The Armenian army was using 60, 82-millimeter mortars and large-caliber machine guns.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in Qaymaqli and Gizilhajili villages of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located in Barekamavan village of the Noyemberyan district and Berkaber village of the Ijevan district of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani army positions located in Alibayli, Aghbulag, Aghdam villages of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district were also shot at from the Armenian army positions located in Aygepar, Chinari, Mosesgekh villages of the Berd district of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani army positions located on the nameless heights and the Qaraveliler village of Azerbaijan’s Gadabay district were also shelled from the Armenian army positions located on nameless heights of the Krasnoselsk district of Armenia.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located near the Armenian-occupied Yusifjanli village of the Aghdam district, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fuzuli district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district, as well as from the positions located on nameless heights of the Goranboy, Terter, Khojavand and Fuzuli districts of Azerbaijan.
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.