Shots Fired from Azerbaijan Toward Karabagh ahead of OSCE Visit


STEPANAKERT (Armenpress) — On June 10, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabagh and Azerbaijan in the Hadrut direction near Horadiz settlement on Tuesday.

As press-service of the NKR Foreign Ministry reported, from the positions of the NKR Defense Army, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistant of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Yevgeny Sharov (Ukraine) and staff member of the Office Peter Svedberg, as well as by representative of the OSCE High-Level Planning Group (HLPG) Lieutenant-Colonel Dan Harvey (Ireland).

From the opposite side of the line of contact, the monitoring was conducted by Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk and his Field Assistant Khristo Khristov (Bulgaria), as well as by representative of the OSCE High-Level Planning Group (HLPG) Colonel Ilhami Deghirmenchioghlu (Turkey).

Before the start of the monitoring, shots were fixed from the Azerbaijani side towards the Karabagh positions, but the monitoring passed in accordance with the agreed schedule. However, the Azeri side did not lead the OSCE mission to its front-lines.