Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 117 times in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces 117 times broke ceasefire on various parts of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry Feb. 28.

Azerbaijani positions located in the villages of Gizilhajili of the Gazakh district, Kohnegishlag of the Aghstafa district underwent fire from the positions located in the villages of Berkaber and Paravakar of Armenia’s Ijevan district.

The positions of the Azerbaijani army located in Kemerli, Qushchu Ayrim villages of the Qazakh district were also fired at from Dovekh, Voskevan villages of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district.

The positions of the Azerbaijani army located in the Kokhanebi, Aghdam and Alibayli villages of the Tovuz district were also fired at from the Chinari, Mosesgekh villages of Armenia’s Berd district.

Azerbaijani positions located on nameless heights in the Gadabay district were also fired at from nameless heights in Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.

Azerbaijani military was also fired at from positions near the villages of Gulustan of the Goranboy district, Goyarkh, Chilaburt, Chayli, Yarimja of the Terter district, Shikhlar, Bash Garvand, Javahirli, Sarijali, Kangarli, Novruzlu, Nemirli, Shuraabad of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino of the Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan and Ashagi Seyidahmadli of the Fizuli district and Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district.

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

Azerbaijani armed forces inflicted 117 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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