The Armenian armed units shattered ceasefire with Azerbaijan a total of 36 times throughout the day using large-caliber machine guns, Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry reported on January 9.
The ceasefire was violated in Goyarkh and Chilaburt villages in Tartar region, Gorgan and Horadiz villages in Fuzuli region, Javahirli and Yusifjanli villages in Aghdam region, Kuropatkino village in Khojavand region ,as well as nameless hills in Goranboy, Tartar, Khojavand and Fuzuli regions.
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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