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Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan

04 June 2016 [10:16] - TODAY.AZ

Armenian armed forces have 32 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said the message of Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry June 4.

Armenian army violated ceasefire from the positions near the Chilaburt village of Azerbaijan's Terter district, the Yusifjanli village of the Aghdam district, the Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, the Goradiz, Ashagi Seyidahmadli villages of the Fizuli district, the Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district.

Armenians also opened fire upon the Azerbaijani army positions from nameless heights in the Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.

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.

/By Trend/

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