Armenia again violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces 121 times broke ceasefire with Azerbaijan on various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on February 14.

Azerbaijani positions located on the nameless heights of the Gazakh district and in the Kohnegishlag village of the Aghstafa district underwent fire from the Paravakar village and the nameless heights of Armenia’s Ijevan district.

Azerbaijani positions located in the Alibeyli village and the nameless heights of the Tovuz district also underwent fire from the positions located in the Aygepar, Mosesgeh villages of Armenia’s Berd district, and positions located on the nameless heights of the Gadabay district underwent fire from the positions located on the nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.

Azerbaijani positions also underwent fire from the positions located near the villages of Talish, Gulustan of the Goranboy district, Goyarkh, Chilaburt, Chayli, Yarimja of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Bash Gervend, Novruzlu, Javahirli, Kengerli, Sarijali, Shuraabad, Yusifjanli, Nemirli of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan, Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district, Mehdili of the Jabrayil district.

Armenians also violated ceasefire from the positions located on nameless heights in the Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.

Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 125 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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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