Armenian Armed Forces violate ceasefire 110 times
The Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire 110 times in the course of 24 hours.
"In accordance with the operative situation, the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan delivered 114 fire strikes on the Armenian positions. The Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire 110 times, including in residential areas," the head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, Vagif Dargahli, said.
Recall, on the night of April 2 all frontier positions of Azerbaijan were exposed to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and guns. In addition, Azerbaijani settlements near the front line, densely populated by civilians, were shelled.
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% 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 Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.