23 January 2015: The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk has expressed concern over the situation in Karabakh conflict zone. "Developments on the contact line are a cause for concern for the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the Minsk Group Co-chairs and for myself," he told APA agency. Kasprzyk said he is receiving reports of increased "use of heavier weapons" in ceasefire violations and an increasing number of incursions across the border and the line of contact. "There is an increase in the number of casualties reported as well", he said.
The meeting in Krakow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan did not lead to a breakthrough, and none was expected. But there appears to be a change of gear in the negotiations, says Dennis Sammut in this week's Monday Commentary