OSCE Monitoring Interrupted Due to Shots Fired from Azerbaijan

An undated photo of OSCE vehicles somewhere along the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border

STEPANAKERT—On Wednesday, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the “line of contact” between the armed forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan in the Hadrut region near Horadiz village.

From the positions of the Artsakh Defense Army, Field Assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Khristo Khristov (Bulgaria) and Jiri Aberle (Czech Republic) participated in the monitoring.

From the opposite side, Field Assistant of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Yevgeny Sharov (Ukraine), as well as Personal Assistant Simon Tiller (Great Britain) and staff member of the Office Peter Svedberg (Sweden) participated in the monitoring.

The Karabakh side led the OSCE mission to its front lines. However, due to shots fired from the Azerbaijani side, the Field Assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, for safety reasons, found it expedient to stop the monitoring.

From the Karabakh side, the monitoring mission was accompanied by representatives of the Artsakh Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense.


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  1. Areg said:

    Good now these barbarian Azerbaijani Turks are attacking the OSCE monitoring group members. Maybe OSCE will now know who is who and who is the Turk. The Turk will always remain a Turk, the same Genocidal, barbarian, blood thirsty, savage Turk. This is not an hatred but a fact of this no good worthless so called nomads whom our God created them on this earth by mistake to suck everybody’s blood.

    Shame on you West for supporting these animal Turks and Turkey for your dirty political gains and world domination. The Turk will one day turn around and bite you and then maybe you will learn that you were mistaken. Hopefully you will learn this before it is too late for our humanity.

  2. Hratch said:

    It’s interesting how Mother Russia is always silent on all things concerning Artsakh. I’ll let you ponder the rest……..

  3. bigmoustache said:

    and let me guess, theyre going to give the same statement blaming both sides. enough is enough were fed up with hearing that same story over and over again and im fed up with these old soviet dinosaurs running our country.