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OSCE ceasefire monitoring ends without incidents

16 October 2018 [16:45] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


The ceasefire monitoring exercise on the Azerbaijan and Armenia state border, in the direction of Gazakh district, held in accordance with the mandate of Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on October 16, ended without incidents, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan said in a message on Oct. 16.

The field assistants of the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Gennady Petrika and Simon Tiller conducted the monitoring on the part of Azerbaijan.

The field assistants of the personal representative Mikhail Olaru and Ognjen Jovic conducted the monitoring on the part of Armenia.

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.

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