Armenia Asks OSCE to Send Fact Finding Mission to Formerly Armenian Populated Regions

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–During a televised appearance over the weekend–Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said that Armenia has officially asked the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to send a fact-finding mission to Mountainous Karabagh’s northern Martakert–Shahumian–and eastern Martuni regions–once densely populated by Armenia’s who had fled their homes to escape Azeri massacres.

Oskanian told Armenian Public TV that the OSCE fact-finding mission’s report indicates that the issue of refugees has two sides. "Azeris say only they have refugees; however–the majority of those living now in several Armenian-controlled regions around Karabagh are Armenian refugees from northern Martakert and Shahumian who say they are ready to return to their homes."

"After the OSCE fact-finding mission’s report–there are no obstacles and the talks should resume," Oskanian said.

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