Armenia has broken day-old cease-fire '115 times'

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry says the country has respected the cease-fire, while Armenia has not

Armenia has broken day-old cease-fire '115 times'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Armenian Army has already violated yesterday’s Karabakh cease-fire 115 times, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday in a statement. 

The statement came a day after Azerbaijan and Armenia halted military operations along the front line between the countries. 

Armenia broke the cease-fire 115 times along the front line, and Azerbaijan returned fire each time, said the ministry. 

The ministry said Azerbaijan had abided by the cease-fire, but Armenia had not. 

Over the weekend, 12 Azerbaijani troops and more than 100 Armenian soldiers were killed in fighting over Karabakh, which was seized by ethnic Armenian separatists in the early 1990s.

Armenian militia has occupied Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region since 1993, similar to how pro-Russian militia have illegally occupied parts of Ukraine since 2014.

Three UN Security Council resolutions (853, 874 and 884) and UN General Assembly resolutions 19/13 and 57/298 refer to Karabakh as being part of Azerbaijan.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) also refers to the territory as under the occupation of Armenian forces. 

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