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.
Minsk is a doom metal/post-metal band from Peoria, Illinois founded in 2002. Self described as "psychedelic metal", their songs tend to start out as slow and simple, and become heavy and complex towards the end. Their sound draws equally from sludge metal, doom metal, hardcore punk, ambient and noise music, with a highly psychedelic attitude achieved through tribal drum patterns, thick layers of synthesizers and keyboards, and echoing vocals. They are named after the capital of Belarus. The idea of survival through suffering is a recurring theme in the lyrics and musical style. In fact, regarding the origin of their name, their official biography states: "Drawing its nominal inspiration from a remote Belarusian city nestled deep amidst the in-betweens of the East and the West, a city that has been burned to the ground on several occasions only to be rebuilt like a Phoenix rising from its ashes." The sounds and atmospheres they evoke in their songs are complex and psychedelic.
The comments come after the OSCEMinskGroup Co-Chairs issued a statement on May 5, urging “the sides” to fully and expeditiously complete the exchange process for all prisoners, detainees, and remains, and to respect their obligations to ensure the humane treatment of detainees ...The U.S. welcomes Azerbaijan's release of three Armenian detainees.
Yerevan says such an agreement must reflect peace proposals made by the OSCEMinskGroup co-headed by Russia, the United States and France... In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, the Minsk Group co-chairs called for “concrete steps to create an atmosphere of mutual trust ...
It is far from smoldering, far from being frozen," Pasechnik said ... Prospects for peace have been discussed in various formats, including during the meetings of the contact group in Minsk, which, since September 2014, has already adopted three documents that regulate steps to de-escalate the conflict ... ....
Lavrov also stated that Russia will continue to make efforts for the solution of all humanitarian issues concerning the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, including the return of all the detainees, together with the other Co-chairs of the OSCEMinskGroup... Enditem .
Russia, France and the United States have long been spearheading international efforts to end the Karabakh conflict in their capacity as co-chairs of the OSCEMinskGroup... “The objective is to step up the work of the OSCE Minsk Group,” said Lacote ... Group,” it said in a statement.
Specialists from the State Committee for Forensic Expertise are working on the excavation site, which lies about 22 miles from the capital, Minsk, in conjunction with a group from the General Prosecutor's Office... in conjunction with a group from the General Prosecutor's Office.