OSCE Mission Monitoring Postponed At Request Of Karabakh Side

OSCE MISSION MONITORING POSTPONED AT REQUEST OF KARABAKH SIDE

PanARMENIAN.Net
05.10.2006 13:00 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "We regret that the OSCE did not create the necessary
conditions for the inclusion of the NKR representatives in the group
of the OSCE Mission on the assessment of the ecological situation
on the territories suffered from the fires. However, it does not
exclude the possibility of the participation of Karabakh experts in
the realization of the monitoring, especially when in connection with
the necessity of joining of NKR representatives to the Mission its
conducting is postponed for a day".

NKR Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgy Petrossian stated answering the
question of journalists on the actions of the official Stepanakert
in connection with the departure of the OSCE expert group from Baku
to the fire zone.

Georgy Petrossian also informed that the NKR MFA had sent a note to
the OSCE in which the position of the republic’s leadership on the
issue of the participation of experts from the NKR in the monitoring
was expressed. "One part of the territories on which the assessment
is to be conducted, is under the jurisdiction of the NKR and it is
a serious argument for our participation in the monitoring realized
by the Mission on the opposite side", the Minister stressed.

According to the information of the NKR authorities, an alarming
ecological situation is formed on the territories occupied by
Azerbaijan: a mass cutting down of wood in the Shahoumian region
is carried out, the ecological balance is seriously affected in the
eastern part of the Martouni region where the structure of soil and
micro flora are damaged, reported the NKR MFA press service.

On October 5 morning the OSCE Mission with the participation of the NKR
experts began its activity on assessment of the ecological situation
on the territories of the Azerbaijani Republic and Nagorno Karabakh
Republic armed forces contact-line. Currently the monitoring is being
carried out on the territories of the Azerbaijani side.

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