OSCE to continue to closely cooperate with sides to de-escalate Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 4

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The information about several incidents along the frontline causes concern, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk said on Aug. 4.
"Every incident is a tragedy for the families and other involved people," he said.

"In accordance with my mandate, I will continue to closely cooperate with the sides, as well as at the highest level to help them to de-escalate the situation," he said. "My team and I will continue our monitoring, organized in cooperation with the sides. The last monitoring was held on Aug. 1."

He stressed that they receive relevant information on violations of the ceasefire and the general situation during each monitoring on the contact line of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, but they are watching the situation only in one certain place.

"We also assist local commanders in resolving the issues of mutual interest and reducing tension," according to the statement. "The monitoring reports are submitted to the OSCE chairman's office and members of the OSCE Minsk Group. The reports about the incidents are also submitted from my office to the OSCE relevant organizations."

He also stressed that they do not publicly report on the course of the relevant control activity or on their conclusions.

"Any press reports about this are not based on information which I receive," he added.

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