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Discussions related to durable resolution of Karabakh conflict ongoing constantly - OSCE

30 October 2020 [11:12] - TODAY.AZ

Discussions related to durable resolution of Karabakh conflict are ongoing constantly, The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) told Trend.

OSCE noted that since the beginning of the escalation, high-level diplomacy has been taking place and the OSCE is actively engaged at all possible levels.

“The OSCE, in particular, works to provide a negotiating framework for a durable, peaceful resolution to the conflict, and related discussions are ongoing constantly,” added the organization.

The OSCE also said that it has issued several statements expressing deep concern over the continuing violence in the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and reiterating that civilian casualties are unacceptable under any circumstances.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.

Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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, the 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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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