On January 19, in accordance with the earlier achieved agreement with the NKR authorities, the OSCE mission conducted а regular monitoring of the line of contact of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the south-eastern direction of the Kuropatkino settlement of Martuni region, NKR.
From the positions of the NKR Defense Army, the monitoring mission was headed by Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk. The monitoring group included Field Assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Antal Herdich (Hungary), William Pryor (Great Britain) and Zhaslan Nurtazin (Kazakhstan).
From the opposite side, the monitoring was held by Coordinator of the OSCE Office Lieutenant-Colonel Imre Palatinus (Hungary) and Field Assistant of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Hristo Hristov (Bulgaria).
During the monitoring, no violation of cease-fire regime was registered. However, the Azerbaijani side, unlike the Karabakhi one, did not lead the OSCE mission to the earlier agreed point of its front-lines, as a result of which the monitoring was to be conducted from a farther distance.
The monitoring mission from the Karabakhi side was accompanied by representatives of the NKR Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs, repots NKR MFA Press Service.