OSCE Officials Visit Armenian Villages Shelled by Azerbaijan

OSCE and Armenian military officials conduct a regular monitoring visit at the Armenia-Azerbaijan border (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)
OSCE and Armenian military officials conduct a regular monitoring visit at the Armenia-Azerbaijan border (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

OSCE and Armenian military officials conduct a regular monitoring visit at the Armenia-Azerbaijan border (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia)—The Office of the Special Representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Chairman-in-Office held a regular monitoring visit to the state border between Armenia and Azerbaijan near Aygepar village in Tavush.

On the Armenian side, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistants of the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Yevgeny Sharov (Ukraine) and Peter Svedberg (Sweden).

Before the monitoring the OSCE officials were briefed on the situation at the Tavush border and the statistics of ceasefire violations by the Azerbaijani side. The heads of Movses and Verin Karmiraghbyur communities voiced their concerns over the recent shelling of civilians.

During the monitoring, the parties established radio communication and provided security guarantees. No incidents were registered during the monitoring.

The OSCE officials were also accompanied to one of the villages that suffered as a result of recent attacks to register the consequences of the shelling on the ground and to learn about the concerns of the local population.

The Field Assistants of the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office took notes on their visit, which they plan to include in future reports.

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