The three diplomats representing the co-Chair countries of the OSCE Minsk Group on Thursday arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh for meetings with officials of the self declared Nagonro Karabakh Republic (NKR). The diplomats met with NKR President Bako Sahakyan.
A statement posted on the NKR website said that "the meeting addressed issues related to the large-scale military operations launched Azerbaijan against the Artsakh Republic.
President Sahakyan called the treacherous aggression of Azerbaijani as one of the greatest perils to stability and peace in the South Caucasus and the neighboring regions, qualifying it a serious challenge to the civilized world too.
Bako Sahakyan underlined that the Artsakh Defense Army averted and would always rebuff any encroachment on our republic's independence, sovereignty and security, adding that he expected from OSCE Minsk Group tough and targeted response and steps towards the destructive policy of Azerbaijan."
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov (Russian Federation), Pierre Andrieu (France), James Warlick (USA), personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk are now in Yerevan for further discussions with the Armenian leadership.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: picture courtesy of the NKR Press Service
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