By Rashid Shirinov
Armenian armed forces have once again opened fire at Azerbaijani civilians living in the frontline settlements. The shelling resulted in burning of a construction facility and hundreds of haystacks of villager.
The Armenian militaries fired frontline Azerbaijani villages, including Orta Garvand village of the Agdam region in the afternoon of June 27. The fire caused serious damage to the household of villager Vilayat Hasanov as his construction facility and 480 haystacks was burned to the ground.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and prevented its spread. Preliminary calculations indicate that damage worth $1,765 was caused to Hasanov’s household.
By committing such provocations, the Armenian side deliberately seeks to cause harm to Azerbaijani people by making life at the border difficult and risky for them. Villages in Agdam, Fizuli, Jabrayil, Tartar and other Azerbaijani regions frequently face such destructive acts by Armenian soldiers.
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 146 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops. The aggressors were using large-caliber machine guns and grenade launchers.
Armenia broke out a lengthy war against Azerbaijan by laying territorial claims on its South Caucasus neighbor. Since a war in the early 1990s, Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan's territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions. More than 20,000 Azerbaijanis were killed and over 1 million were displaced as a result of the large-scale hostilities.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding districts.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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