The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen Igor Popov (Russia), Robert Bradtke (U.S), Bernard Fassier (France) and experts accompanying them arrived in the Nagorno-Karabakh under the OSCE field assessment mission to familiarize with the situation, ArmInfo reported.
During the meeting with representatives of the separatist regime in Khankendi, the Minsk Group discussed issues concerning the implementation of the mission.
The OSCE assessment mission examines the situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan upon Baku's initiative. During the last visit, the co-chairs visited these areas and studied the situation. It is expected that the mediators will prepare a report on the situation in the occupied lands.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.