OSCE contact line monitoring ends without incident

  04 December 2018    Read: 1981
OSCE contact line monitoring ends without incident

The ceasefire monitoring on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, held in accordance with the mandate of Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on December 4, ended with no incident, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

The monitoring was held in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli district.

The Personal Representative’s field assistants Ognjen Jovic and Simon Tiller carried out the monitoring from the territory of Azerbaijan.

The Personal Representative’s field assistants Michael Olaru, Ghenadie Petrica and Martin Schuster held the monitoring on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan occupied and controlled by the armed forces 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.

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