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Armenian armed forces have 467 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the contact line of the two countries’ troops in August, according to the results of the APA’s monitoring based on the reports confirmed by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
Armenian military was using large-caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and sniper rifles to shell Azerbaijani army positions.
In August, the Azerbaijani Army fully controlled the operational condition on the frontline and decisively suppressed the enemy’s provocations.
Azerbaijani soldier Ramazan Shindiyev was wounded while preventing the Armenian provocation.
During the reporting period, Armenian armed units opened fired at Azerbaijani army positions located in the districts of Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Terter, Khojavend, Goranboy, Gazakh, Gadabay, Tovuz, Goygol and Aghstafa.
An unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Armenian Armed Forces was destroyed as it attempted to violate Azerbaijani airspace in the territory of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
Armenian army violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 370 times in July.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.
A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.
The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.
Dealing with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the OSCE Minsk Group, which was created after the meeting of the CSCE (OSCE after the Budapest summit held in Dec.1994) Ministerial Council in Helsinki on 24 March 1992. The Group’s members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden.
Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, the US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.
Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council, which were passed in short intervals in 1993, and other resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, PACE, OSCE, OIC, and other organizations require Armenia to unconditionally withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh.
2016.09.01 / 12:37