The Helsinki Additional Meeting of the CSCE Council on 24 March 1992, requested the Chairman-in-Office to convene as soon as possible a conference on Nagorno-Karabakh under the auspices of the CSCE to provide an ongoing forum for negotiations towards a peaceful settlement of the crisis on the basis of the principles, commitments and provisions of the CSCE. The Conference is to take place in Minsk. Although it has not to this date been possible to hold the conference, the so-called Minsk Group spearheads the OSCE effort to find a political solution to this conflict.
On 6 December 1994, the Budapest Summit of Heads of State or Government decided to establish a co-chairmanship for the process. The Summit participants also expressed their political will to deploy multinational peacekeeping forces as an essential part of the overall settlement of the conflict.
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This group eventually came together to sign the MinskProtocol a few months later, the agreement that led to a ceasefire in Donbass, in the east of Ukraine... and the French said “categorically no,” instead pushing to keep the format as agreed in the Minsk Agreements.
Armenia’s top diplomat also reiterated the need for a comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict mediated by the OSCEMinskGroup co-chairs, based on provisions and elements already addressed with the parties ... and was initiated by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.
Al-Raoui works with a number of friends to run the Facebook group "ConsolidatedRescueGroup", which seeks to aid migrants in distress ... A group of migrants, most of them from Yemen, recently contacted me to say that they were trapped at the border between Belarus and Poland ... A group of migrants wait at Minsk airport to be deported back to Lebanon.
"We hope to achieve concrete results in the near future ... "Of course, the main issue is the signing of a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan. To this end, we consider it important to restore the negotiation process within the framework of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) MinskGroup co-chairmanship ... Despite a Nov ... .
“We believe the conflict should be put behind us and we should now look into confidence and trust building,” said Mammadov, adding that you “cannot live in a state of war forever” ...Before the war, negotiations were mediated by the OSCE’s MinskGroup, led by France, Russia, and the United States, but Moscow has now taken a dominant role ... .
The Minsk Agreements, designed to find a political settlement to the conflict, were negotiated by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine � comprising the Normandy group � in February 2015. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly stated that the Minsk Agreements do not mention Russia as a side to the conflict.
... and confirmed its readiness to fully contribute to this process both in a national capacity and through the OSCE (Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe) MinskGroup Co-Chairs," the statement read.
He added, however, that despite the willingness of the Armenian side to reach a final settlement of the issue and the mediation efforts of the OSCEMinskGroup Co-Chairs, the situation in the region remains worrisome and tense due to the degrading, unacceptable rhetoric and non-constructive policies adopted by the Azerbaijani authorities ... .
The case stems from last year's war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh that left more than 6,600 people dead ... Internationally mediated negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE involving the so-called MinskGroup co-chaired by Russia, the United States, and France, have been unable to produce a lasting settlement of the conflict ... ....
Social media users in Belarus could potentially find themselves facing lengthy stints in prison for signing up to accounts belonging to banned political groups and media outlets on services like Twitter, Facebook and Telegram. In a statement released on Wednesday, Minsk’s ...
... flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced by a Belarusian fighter jet to land in Minsk — ostensibly because of a bomb threat by Hamas, a claim the terror group called “fake news” — and two Belarusian dissidents were removed from the plane and arrested.