Baku, Azerbaijan, June 5
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has dismissed the information spread by Armenian media outlets about Azerbaijan's actions during the latest monitoring of OSCE on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops near the village of Garadaghli of Aghdam district June 5.
The information spread by Armenian media that allegedly, during the OSCE monitoring, Azerbaijan didn't ensure the due access of OSCE observers to the front line is a lie and disinformation, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend.
The observers who participated in the monitoring, have great experience and have been engaged in this activity for many years, said the ministry. Given that they well know the relief, it is impossible to take them to the new coordinates instead of those planned by them, according to Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
By spreading such false statements, the Armenian side once again tries to involve the international organization in its provocations, cast shadow on the activities of OSCE observers who carry out the international mission, said the ministry.
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that the OSCE monitoring held on the contact line of the troops ended without incidents and the observers Hristo Hristov and Peter Svedberg expressed gratitude to the Azerbaijani side for the conditions created for carrying out their mission.
Namely, the Armenian side hampered the planned holding of the monitoring on the contact line of the troops on Jan.14 and Jan.29.
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.
Edited by CN