Armenia violates ceasefire as Azerbaijan soldier killed by sniper shot

A soldier of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Vusal Aliyev, was killed by a sniper shot from the Armenian side July 5 at 12:30 p.m. (GMT + 4 hours), the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

Despite the latest agreement reached at the tripartite negotiations, the Armenian side, having violated the ceasefire, once again committed a provocation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border.

The Ministry of Defense said that the responsibility for consequences of these provocations lies on the criminal military-political regime of Armenia.

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.

Source: Trend