Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 August/ Trend , corr Sh. Jaliloglu/ No incident took place during the monitoring in the contact line of the Azerbaijani-Armenian Armed Forces on 27 August.
Before the monitoring, Hasan Sariyev, head of the City Administration of Agdam region of Azerbaijan informed the participants of the monitoring about the frequent violation of ceasefire by Armenians by firing at the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and settlements. "A total of three civilians have died as a result of it since May. Besides, fire set by Armenians to the occupied lands of Azerbaijan, especially in the direction of Agdam region have burned 340 ha of area and it has caused damage worth AZN 426,000," Sariyev said.
Monitoring at the contact line of the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia near Barda-Agdam highway was carried out in line with the mandate of personal envoy of OSCE chairman in office.
The monitoring was carried out by Piter Ki and Antal Herdich, field assistants to the current OSCE chairman by Azerbaijani side. The monitoring was carried out by Irji Aberle and Vladimir Chountulov from the opposite side, recognized as Azerbaijani lands on the international level.
Armenia has occupied 20% of Azerbaijan's lands including Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding seven regions. The occupation began in 1988. Azerbaijan lost the Nagorno-Karabakh, except of Shusha and Khojali, in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian Armed Forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and Nagorno-Karabakh's seven surrounding regions. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful, but fruitless negotiations.
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