NEW DATE FOR OSCE MONITORING ON CONTACT LINE OF ARMENIAN AND AZERBAIJANI ARMED FORCES NOT SPECIFIED YET

arminfo
2008-06-03 16:59:00

ArmInfo. The new date for the OSCE monitoring on the contact line
of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces is not specified yet,
Colonel Andranik Mkrtumyan, the head of the border representation of
the operations department of RA armed forces' general staff, told
journalists, commenting upon the failure of the June 3 monitoring
because of the Azeri party's fault.

According to Colonel Mkrtumyan, earlier Azerbaijan rejected the
Armenian party's request to hold the OSCE monitoring near the populated
area Chinari, therefore today the monitoring should have been held near
the Armenian village Berkaber. "However, at the fixed time the Azeri
party failed to come to the meeting as the Azeri foreign ministry
hadn't filed a note on security guarantee in due time", Mkrtumyan
said. Replying to ArmInfo correspondent's question how often such
failures happen, Mkrtumyan noted that Azerbaijan often shifts the
place of the monitoring, but this was the first case when people came
to the place of the monitoring and the latter wasn't carried out.