Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan


Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.5

Armenian armed forces have broken the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 100 times in various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies in the last 24 hours, Azerbaijani defense ministry said Dec.5.

Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Gushchu Ayrim, Kemerli of Gazakh, Aghdam and Kokhanebi of Tovuz district, took fire from the positions located in the village of Berkaber of Armenia’s Ijevan district, Voskevan and Doveh of Noyemberyan, Mosesgerh and Chinari of Berd district.

Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the village of Talish of Goranboy district, Goyarkh, Chileburt, Yarimja, Chayli of Terter, Shikhlar, Javahirli, Kengerli, Sarijali, Novruzlu, Shuraabad, Garagashli, Merzili, Yusifjanli of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of Khojavend, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of Fizuli and Mehdili of Jabrayil district.

Azerbaijani armed forces carried out 105 strikes on enemy 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 the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.


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