Personal Representatives of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk considers that Defense Мinistry reports on the great number of ceasefire violations affect the mood of the society.
“We have no influence on the statements of the Ministry of Defense, but the reports on the great number of ceasefire violations affect the mood of the public,” Kasprzyk said in an interview with Radiolur.
“I follow the reports, but I have no opportunity to check the information,” he said, adding that it’s necessary to have observers to confirm or refute the information about the exchange of fire all along the line of contact.
“All I can do it to rely upon official information,” Kasprzyk said.
According to the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the creation of mechanisms of investigation of border incidents is still on the agenda. “The issue is being discussed and we hope to reach an agreement.
According to Ambassador Kasprzyk, the situation at the line of contact is in the spotlight of all those engaged in the settlement of the issue.
“One of the tasks of the OSCE Minsk Group is to help exclude the ceasefire violations. The Co-Chairs’ crossing of the line of contact on foot two times falls into this framework,” he said.
“They crossed the line of contact to familiarize with the situation on the spot and calm down the situation at the frontline. This is the first time they cross the line of contact two times in a week,” he said, adding that “it’s difficult to conduct negotiations when there is unrest at the frontline.”