The OSCE crisis-monitoring conducted on November 25, on the initiative of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic authorities the OSCE mission conducted a crisis-monitoring on the contact line of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani Armed Forces in south-eastern direction of the NKR DA positions, where on the night of November 15-16, 2008, a gross violation of the ceasefire regime by the Azerbaijani side took place. The NKR Ministry of Foreign Affairs without delay notified the OSCE MG co-chairs and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-office of the incident.
From the positions of the NKR Defense Army the monitoring was conducted by coordinator of the OSCE office Imre Palatinus (Hungary) and field assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-office Irzhi Aberle (Czech Republic) and Vladimir Chuntulov (Bulgaria).
The NKR Defense Army representatives showed the OSCE mission the place from where a special unit of the Azerbaijani armed forces tried to attack the positions of the Karabakhi army, as well as presented the chronicle of the incident in details.
The monitoring group members registered all the data to enter in their report. Despite the presence of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-office Andrzey Kasprzyk, who headed the monitoring group from the Azerbaijani side, the latter did not lead the OSCE mission members to their front lines, as a result of which the monitoring groups had to conduct a monitoring from more remote distance.
The monitoring mission from the Karabakhi side was accompanied by representatives of the NKR Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs. The Karabakhi side considers it extremely important to notify all the parties to the conflict, the OSCE MG co-chairs and the OSCE Chairman-in office of the crisis-monitoring results in view of the unprecedented violation of the ceasefire regime – namely during the international mediators’ visit to the region.