The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Armenian army breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Armenian army breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan

02.08.2016

Trend:

Armenian armed forces have 17 times violated the ceasefire on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops over the past 24 hours, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry Aug.1.

Armenians were using large caliber machine guns and sniper rifles while firing at Azerbaijani positions.

Armenian armed forces, stationed in Paravakar village of Armenia’s Ijevan district, Berdavan and Barekamavan villages of the country’s Noyemberyan district opened fire at positions of Azerbaijani armed forces stationed in the nameless heights of Aghstafa district, as well as Kemerli, Gaymagli villages of Gazakh district.

Armenian armed forces, stationed on the nameless heights of the country’s Berd district opened fire at positions of Azerbaijani armed forces in the nameless heights of Tovuz district.

Besides, Azerbaijani positions on the nameless heights of Gadabay district underwent fire from the positions stationed on the nameless heights of Armenia’s Krasnoselsk district.

Azerbaijani positions also took fire from the positions located near Chilaburt village of the Tartar district, Horadiz, Bash Gervend villages of the Fizuli district.

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.