NKR: A Monitoring Conducted


Azat Artsakh Daily,
16 July 08
Republic of Nagorno Karabakh [NKR]

On July 16, 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. 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 Andrzej 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 had repeatedly taken place through official Baku’s fault.
The monitoring mission from the Karabakhi side was accompanied by
representatives of the NKR Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs.