OSCE MISSION TO OBSERVE BORDER CLOSE TO BERKABER VILLAGE

Aysor
March 31 2010
Armenia

Today, March 31, the OSCE mission is planning a regular scheduled
observation at Armenia-Azerbaijan border close to Berkaber village
of Ijevan region of Tavush province of Armenia.

The Nagorno-Karabakh (armed) conflict broke out back in 1991, when,
subsequent to the demand for self-determination of the Nagorno-Karabakh
people, Azerbaijani authorities attempted to resolve the issue
through ethnic cleansings, carried out by Soviet security forces
(KGB special units) under the pretext of the implementation of the
passport regime and by launching of large-scale military operations,
which left thousands dead and caused considerable material damage. A
cease-fire agreement was established in 1994.

Negotiations on the settlement of the conflict are being conducted
under the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen (Russia,
USA, France) and on the basis of their Madrid proposals, presented
in November, 2007.

Azerbaijan has not yet implemented the 4 resolutions of the UN
Security Council adopted in 1993, by continuing to provoke arms race
in the region and openly violating on of the basic principles of the
international law non-use of force or threat of force.