OSCE Monitors Report ‘No Ceasefire Violations’ on Frontlines

The OSCE conducted a monitoring on the border of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan on October 20, 2016 (Source: ArmRadio)
The OSCE conducted a monitoring on the border of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan on October 20, 2016 (Source: ArmRadio)

The OSCE conducted a monitoring on the border of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan on October 20, 2016 (Source: ArmRadio)

HADRUT, Artsakh (NKR.am)—The OSCE Mission on October 20 conducted a planned monitoring of the border between the armed forces of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the direction of the Hadrut region, near the settlement of Ashaghi Abdurahmanli.

The monitoring passed in accordance with the agreed schedule. No violation of the ceasefire regime was registered.

However, on the night of October 19th, the Artsakh Defense Ministry registered Azerbaijan violating the ceasefire 35 times, firing in the direction of Artsakh about 6100 times. The Ministry also reported that the adversary fired a DShk-like machine gun 1160 times.

From the positions of Karabakh’s Defense Army, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistant of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Jiri Aberle (Czech Republic), staff member of the Office of the CiO Personal Representative Peter Svedberg (Sweden), and representative of the OSCE High Level Planning Group, Major Christian Hirsch (Austria).

From the Karabakh side, the monitoring mission was accompanied by representatives of the Nagorno-Karabakh Foreign and Defense.

From the opposite side of the border, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistant of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Khristo Khristov (Bulgaria), Personal Assistant of the CiO Personal Representative Simon Tiller (Great Britain), and representative of the OSCE High Level Planning Group, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Nepokritikh (Russia).

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