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Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan

6 July 2016 10:50 (UTC+04:00)
Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Armenian armed forces have 14 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry reported on July 6.

Armenian armed forces, stationed in the Barekamavan village of Armenia’s Noyemberyan district and in the Berkaber village of Ijevan district opened fire at Azerbaijani positions located in the Gaymagli and Gizilhajili villages of the Gazakh district.

Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near the Chilaburt village of the Terter district, Horadiz and Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district and on nameless heights of the Goranboy district.

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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