The OSCE hopes that the negotiations for the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will gain pace, whilst the security situation on the line of contact and the state borders remains stable. This was stated by the OSCE Chairmanship Special Representative for the South caucasus, Ambassador Rudolph Michalka when making opening remarks at the 3rd Oxford Conference on Contemporary South Caucasus issues held at oxford University on 12 November.
The conference was organised by LINKS and the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre in the framework of the European Union's EPNK programme with the theme "Regional Co-operation in the South Caucasus: elusive but necessary".
You can watch the video of Mr Rudolph Michalka's intervention on the commonspace youtube channel here
Five ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participatied in the annual Romanian-led naval exercise Sea Shield in the Black Sea April 5-13.
The newspaper claims that the leaders summit in Vienna on 29 March ended in an "impasse". "However, both sides managed to achieve some positive changes in Moscow", according to Kommersant