Officials from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have ended today a first-ever international inspection of Armenian-controlled Azerbaijani territories around Nagorno-Karabagh to investigate Azerbaijan’s allegations that they are being illegally populated with Armenians. The last region they visited was Lachin. They went back to Karabagh capital Stepanakert and were expected to leave today.
The fact-finding team was led by a senior German Foreign Ministry official, Emily Habber, and accompanied by the French, Russian and U.S. co-chairs of the OSCE’s Minsk Group. The US co-chairmen, Steven Mann, had to fly to Washington on the third day of the mission.
Mission members spoke with Armenian refugees in Lachin but refused to talk to journalists. They are expected to sum up what they have seen and present a report in spring.