The co-chairs of the Minsk Group crossed the front line (UPDATED)

Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group today crossed the front line during the monitoring of contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces near the village of Bala Jafarli in Gazakh region. According to the press service of the Defense Ministry, at the moment of crossing the Armenian shots rang out. In Armenia, the co-chairs will continue talks with the Armenian leadership. The purpose of this mediators' visit is preparation of the forthcoming meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Paris at the end of Oktober.-16D-

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2014 October 16 (Thursday) 11:23:19

In accordance with the mandate of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman, on October 16 will be a regular monitoring on the contact line of troops near the village Bala Jafarli in the Gazakh region on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

From the Azerbaijani side, the monitoring will be conducted by field assistants of the Personal Representative, Jiri Aberle and Peter Svedberg, and from the Armenian side – by field assistants Hristo Hristov and Simon Teller, the press service of the Defense Ministry stated.

During the monitoring, the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Igor Popov (Russia), Pierre André (France) and  assistants of the Russian and American mediators, David Salvo and Elena Kravchenko will pass from Azerbaijan to the opposite side. --03D06-

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