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OSCE completes monitoring mission in Nagorno-Karabakh with no incidents

May 11, 2016, 13:49 UTC+3 BAKU

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry says the OSCE completed its monitoring mission on the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh without any incidents

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BAKU, May 11. /TASS/. The Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) has completed its monitoring mission on the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh without any incidents, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry’s press service said on Wednesday.

"Monitoring, held on May 11 in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the current OSCE chairman on the contact line in the settlement of Tapgaragoyunglu in Azerbaijan’s Geranboysky district, was completed without any incidents," the press service said.

On Saturday, April 2, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh rapidly deteriorated when the parties to the Karabakh conflict accused each other of violating truce along the front line. The claims came from defense authorities of Armenia and of Azerbaijan.

On April 5 Azerbaijan’s Chief of Staff Col. Gen. Nadjmeddin Sadykov and his Armenian counterpart Col. Gen. Yury Khachaturov in Moscow with Russia’s mediation. At the talks the sides reached an agreement on cessation of hostilities at the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces. On the same day, the defense ministries of the two countries announced that the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh would start at 12am local time.

Though the ceasefire mostly holds, both sides continue to report occasional violations of ceasefire on the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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