OSCE: ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN FRONTLINE INCREASINGLY VOLATILE

Eurasianet
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Posted April 1, 2009

Monitors for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
(OSCE) are expressing concern about an increase in ceasefire violations
along the Azerbaijan-Armenia frontline.

Andrzej Kasprzyk, the personal representative of the OSCE
Chairman-in-Office, told an April 1 news conference that area residents
are suffering from the growing violence. He did not elaborate on
reasons why firefights and artillery duels have been on the rise
lately. But he noted that the security situation has slightly worsened
since 2008.

Kasprzyk said that he would work to arrange meetings of Azerbaijani
and Armenian commanders on the ground to help reduce tension. Over
the past few months, there has been a flurry of media reports from
both sides about ceasefire accord violations.