On February 22, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the OSCE mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the Martuni direction near the settlement of Kuropatkino.
From the positions of the NKR Defense Army, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Yevgeny Sharov (Ukraine) and Khristo Khristov (Bulgaria) and the member of their office Jonathan Ferraby (Canada).
From the opposite side, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Jiri Aberle (Czech Republic) and William Prior (Great Britain).
No violation of the cease-fire regime was registered during the monitoring. However, the Azerbaijani side did not lead the OSCE mission to its front-line positions, as a result of which the monitoring was conducted from a farther distance.
From the Karabakh side, the monitoring mission was accompanied by representatives of the NKR Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense.