On May 16, in accordance with the agreement with the authorities of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, the OSCE Mission held scheduled monitoring of the Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces' contact-line near the village of Kuropatkino, Martouni region.
From the positions of the NKR Defense Army, the monitoring group comprised Field Assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Hristo Hristov (Bulgary) and Irjie Aberle (Czech Republic), as well as representative of the OSCE High-Level Planning Group (HLPG) Major Vitaly Belokon (Russia).
On the opposite side, the monitoring was led by Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Ambassador Andrzey Kasprzyk (Poland). The monitoring group included Field Assistant of the OSCE PRCiO Antal Herdich (Hungary) and William Prior (Great Britain), as well as the HLPG representative Colonel Andrey Barashkin (Russia).
No violation of the cease-fire regime was registered during the monitoring. However, the Azerbaijani side did not lead the OSCE mission to its front-lines, as a result of which it was conducted from a farther distance.
From the Karabakh side, the monitoring mission was accompanied by representatives of the NKR Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, NKR MFA press service reports.