Azerbaijan, Again, Skips OSCE Border Monitoring

By Asbarez | Thursday, 17 January 2019

OSCE representatives on a monitoring mission on the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border

OSCE representatives on a monitoring mission on the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border

Representatives of Azerbaijan, once again, failed to show up for a scheduled monitoring of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border led by the OSCE.

The OSCE mission has conducted a planned ceasefire monitoring in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact – southeast from the village of Leonarkh, Martakert.

The monitoring was conducted in accordance to an agreement between the government of Artsakh and the OSCE, the foreign ministry of Artsakh said.

Field Assistant to the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Mihail Olaru of Moldova and Personal Assistant to the CiO Personal Representative Simon Tiller of Great Britain conducted the monitoring from the positions of the Artsakh military.

The monitoring passed as planned, but the Azerbaijani side failed to lead the OSCE mission to its frontline positions.

The OSCE mission was accompanied by Artsakh’s foreign ministry and defense ministry officials.

Field Assistant to the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ghenadie Petrica of Moldova and staff member of the Office of the CiO Personal Representative Martin Schuster of Germany conducted the monitoring from the opposite side.

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