The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

OSCE concerned over armed clashes between Armenia, Azerbaijan

OSCE concerned over armed clashes between Armenia, Azerbaijan

04.02.2016

APA. Armed clashes along the line of contact and the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan give us cause for concern, OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in article entitled “Why the OSCE is indispensable for security in Europe” published by the Huffington Post.

According to the Steinmeier, the unresolved conflict like in Nagorno-Karabakh continues to bring hardship to the people affected and stagnation to the regions involved.

"OSCE wants to stabilize the ceasefires, build trust and improve the day-to-day lives of the people by taking small but tangible steps, such as improving economic exchange," he said.  "As regards the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, armed clashes along the line of contact and the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan give us cause for concern. Germany is campaigning for an intensification of the negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group. One important step to this end would be the creation of a mechanism to investigate violations of the ceasefire," the OSCE chief added. 

Steinmeier mentioned that as the country holding the OSCEchairmanship, Germany will seek to foster consensus within the organization.