OSCE MG: Use of drones on Azerbaijani-Armenian troops contact line - provocation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 30
By Anakhanim Hidayatova - Trend:
The reported use of drones above or across the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh is a provocation, the OSCE Minks Group's US Co-chair James Warlick tweeted Jan. 29.
"The sides need to reduce tensions," Warlick noted.
On Jan. 29, the Azerbaijani armed forces destroyed an Armenian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Azerbaijan's air force destroyed the UAV belonging to the Armenian armed forces above the Azerbaijani army positions in the Aghdam part of the frontline at around 14:00 (UTC/GMT +4 hours).
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.