The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 42 times throughout the day using large-caliber machine guns, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry reported on January 11.
The Armenian armed forces, stationed in Armenia`s Shavarshavan village in Noyemberyan district, Chinari village in Berd district subjected to fire the positions of the Azerbaijani armed forces located in nameless hills in Gazakh district and Kokhanabi village in Tovuz district.
The ceasefire was also violated in Goyarkh and Chilaburt villages in Tartar district, Shikhlar and Garagashli villages in Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village in Khojavand district, Horadiz village in Fuzuli district, as well as nameless hills in Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand, Jabrayil and Fuzuli districts.
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.
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