Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces violated ceasefire with Azerbaijan 34 times in different locations of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops on July 19.
According to the Trend report quoting the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan, Armenian soldiers stationed in the village of Berkaber of Armenia’s Ijevan District, opened fire at Azerbaijani army’s positions, located in the village of Gizilhajili of Gazakh District.
Azerbaijani armed forces’ positions also came under fire from positions on the nameless heights and near the Horadiz and Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district, the Marzili and Yusifjanly villages of Aghdam district, the Chilebord and Gizil Oba villages of the Tartar district, the Tapgaragoyunlu village of Goranboy district and the Kuropatkino village of Khojavend district.
The opposing side was silenced with return fire.
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 U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions. According to a report by the Defence Ministry’s press service, Armenian armed units fired from their posts in nameless uplands in Ijevan and Noyemberyan regions in Armenia on the positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces in nameless uplands in Gazakh region.
Armenain armed units also fired on the Azerbaijani positions from their posts near Gorgan, Ashaghi Veysalli, Ashaghi Abdurahmanli villages of Fuzuli region, Yusifjanli village of Aghdam region, Mehdili village of Jabrayil region and in nameless uplands in Goranboy region.
The enemy was silenced by retaliation fire.