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OSCE to monitor contact line between Azerbaijani, Armenian troops

June 21, 2016, 13:17 UTC+3 BAKU

The monitoring will take place on June 22

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BAKU, June 21. /TASS/. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will monitor ceasefire observance on the line of contact on the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia on June 22, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

"In accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the current OSCE chairperson-in-office it is planned to monitor the line of engagement between the Armenian and Azerbaijani troops near the village of Agdam in Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district on June 22," the ministry said, adding that the monitoring on both sides of the contact line will be conducted by field assistants to the personal representative of the current OSCE chairperson-in-office.

The situation along the line of engagement of the conflicting parties in Nagorno-Karabakh deteriorated dramatically overnight to April 2. Following fierce armed clashes along the contact line, the parties to the conflict accused each other of violating the truce.

A trilateral statement adopted at a meeting of the Russian, Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in St. Petersburg on June 20 confirmed the parties’ commitment to normalizing the situation along the contact line.

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