OSCE Chairman’s representative to visit contact line between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk will visit the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in the area where the helicopter was shot down, News.am reported citing a source in diplomatic circles.
According to the source, a visit will take place in the coming days.
Kasprzyk will be accompanied by field assistants.
On Nov. 12, at 13:45 (UTC/GMT +4 hours) a Mi-24 helicopter flying 1,700 meters northeast of the Kengerli village of Aghdam district attacked positions of the Azerbaijani army. One helicopter was shot down by the Azerbaijani side. The debris of the downed helicopter fell on an area, located 500 meters away from the frontline.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
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