Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan
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  • calendar-gray 27 November 2016

Baku – APA. Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 24 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry on Nov. 27.


Armenian army was using grenade launchers.


The Azerbaijani army positions located in Kokhanabi and Aghdam villages of Tovuz district underwent fire from the Armenian army positions located on the nameless heights and Mosesgekh village of Berd district.


Moreover, the Azerbaijani army positions were also fired from Armenian positions located near the Armenian-occupied Marzili, Shikhlar, Garagashli villages of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, Gorgan, Garakhanbayli villages of Fuzuli district, Mehdili village of Jabrayil district, as well as the nameless heights in Tartar, Khojavand and Fuzuli districts.


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. 


Ceyhun Aliyev

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