OSCE ceasefire monitoring ends without incident

  15 January 2019    Read: 1329
  OSCE ceasefire 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 January 15, ended without incident, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

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

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