OSCE MISSION HELD OFF-SCHEDULE MONITORING OF NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND AZERBAIJANI ARMED FORCES’ CONTACT LINE
July 16 2008
Today, in accordance with the earlier achieved agreement with the NKR
authorities, the OSCE mission conducted an off-schedule monitoring
of the contact-line of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces
near the settlement of Yusifjanlu, the NKR Aghdam region.
According to the information DE FACTO received at the NKR MFA Press
Office, from the positions of the NKR Defense Army the monitoring
was conducted by Field Assistants of the Personal Representative of
the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Peter Kee (Great Britain), Antal Herdich
(Hungary) and Irzhi Aberle (Czech Republic).
Despite the preliminary agreement, Personal Representative of the
OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzey Kasprzyk did not participate in the
monitoring from the Azerbaijani side.
No violation of cease-fire regime was registered. At that, the
NKR MFA representative, accompanying the OSCE mission, directed
the monitoring group members’ attention to the discrepancy of the
Azerbaijani side’s reports on the fire allegedly set by the Armenian
side to the territory, where the monitoring was conducted. This fact
was fixed by the monitoring mission. The NKR Ministry for Foreign
Affairs considers the Azerbaijani side’s misinformation as an attempt
to frustrate the OSCE monitoring, what repeatedly took place through
official Baku’s fault.
The monitoring mission from the Karabakh side was accompanied by
representatives of the NKR Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs.