Azerbaijan Again Skips OSCE Monitoring Mission

By Asbarez | Friday, 07 June 2019

OSCE monitoring team at Artsakh-Azerbaijan border

OSCE monitoring team at Artsakh-Azerbaijan border

Azerbaijan, once again, skipped a scheduled OSCE monitoring mission on Tuesday, days after its forces opened fire on Artsakh positions killing a Artsakh soldier.

On June 4, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of Artsakh, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the ceasefire regime on the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, in the south-east direction of Martuni town, the Artsakh foreign ministry reported.

From the positions of the Defense Army of the Republic of Artsakh, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistant to the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) Mihail Olaru (Moldova) and staff member of the Office of the CiO Personal Representative Martin Schuster (Germany).

From the opposite side of the Line of Contact, the monitoring was conducted by Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, his Field Assistant Ognjen Jovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Personal Assistant Simon Tiller (Great Britain).

The monitoring passed in accordance with the agreed schedule. However, the Azerbaijani side did not lead the OSCE mission to its frontline positions.

From the Artsakh side, the monitoring mission was accompanied by representatives of the Artsakh foreign and defense ministries.

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