OSCE ceasefire monitoring ends without incident

Read: 727     12:33     12 March 2019    

The ceasefire monitoring on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, held in accordance with the mandate of Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on March 12, ended without incident, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

The monitoring was held in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli district. 

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

Tags: OSCE   Monitoring   Armenia   Azerbaijan  

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