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Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan

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Armenian armed forces have 20 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said in a message June 19.

Moreover, Azerbaijani positions underwent fire from the positions located near Chilaburt village of the Terter district, Yusifjanli, Kengerli, Shikhlar villages of the Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of the Khojavand district, Ashagi Seyidahmadli, Horadiz villages of the Fizuli district, Mehdili village of the Jabrayil district and from the nameless heights in the Goranboy, Fizuli and Khojavand 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.

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2016.06.19 / 10:30
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