October 26, 2013 - 14:56 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The October 17 OSCE mission monitoring of the contact line between Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces had to be stopped over shots fired, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office said.
As Andrzej Kasprzyk said in an interview with the Nagorno Karabakh Public TV, commenting on recent deadly incident on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, “I wasn’t there. I was informed of the incident 40 minutes after it occurred and the shelling still continued. I managed to take measures for the fire to be stopped by getting in touch with people who could actually affect the situation,” he noted.
Kasprzyk believes the monitoring on the line of contact to be positively affecting the situation by sometimes restraining the violence. “Monitoring is the first action, followed by a line of others, the results of which are classified, with special reports drawn only for the eyes of the OSCE Secretary General, Chairperson-in-Office and Minsk Group co-chairs,” he said.
“OSCE mission succeeds in preventing further escalation of conflict where it could be flared in the light of increasing military rhetoric,” he said, according to aysor.am.
The monitoring of the contact line between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces was suspended Thursday, October 17, due to shots fired from the Azeri side.
The violations were registered by the monitoring group on both sides. Personal representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, ambassador Andrzey Kasprzyk decided to stop the monitoring over security reasons.
An Armenian serviceman was killed with 3 more injured in an Azeri shelling on Armenian territory.
The incident occurred Tuesday, October 22 at Paravakar section of Berd-Ijevan highway (Tavush province bordering with Azerbaijan.) People in the military as well as civil vehicles were injured.
The shelling left Gagik Poghosyan, born 1994, dead, with his peers, Araik Zhahmaryan and Martin Petrosyan injured.