Azeris violate ceasefire during OSCE monitoring

Azeris violate ceasefire during OSCE monitoring

PanARMENIAN.Net - The monitoring of the contact line between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces was suspended Thursday, Oct 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, the NKR Foreign Ministry’s press service said.

Over 14000 ceasefire violations by Azeri armed forces were reported at the contact line in 2012.

Azerbaijan fired over 68700 shots from various caliber weapons towards Karabakh positions, with intensified instances of ceasefire violations reported during state holidays and special events.

914 ceasefire violations were registered in December 2012 when Azerbaijan fired over 170 shots from sniper weapons, with 6 shots fired from large-caliber sniper weapons.

About 1000 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan were reported in November, with 210 shots fired from sniper weapons.

The number of ceasefire violations by Azeris in October totaled 1050, in September - 1185, in August – 1161 and over 1300 and 3750 in July and June respectively.

OSCE

The world\'s biggest regional organization dealing with security issues, OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) unites 56 countries situated in North America, Europe and Central Asia.\r\n\r\nIts member state are: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France Great Britain, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta¸ Moldova, Monaco Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Roumania, San-Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican.\r\n\r\nPartner countries include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Marocco, Mongolia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia.\r\n\r\nArmenia became an OSCE member state on January 30, 1992.

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