The report condemns the escalation of violence since the summer
of 2014 across the line of contact and along the international border
between Armenia and Azerbaijan, including the deliberate targeting
of civilian settlements. Recalling that both countries committed
themselves, upon accession to the Council of Europe, to use only
peaceful means for settling their conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh
region, the report warns that a further procrastination only complicates
the settlement of this “un-frozen” conflict which has claimed over
a hundred human lives since the beginning of 2014.
The report calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to make use of
the OSCE Minsk Process and actively submit to each other, via the
Minsk Group, constructive proposals for the peaceful settlement
of the conflict in accordance with international law. Noting the
lack of progress over the last twenty years, it also calls upon
the Minsk Group to consider reviewing its approach to the resolution
of the conflict.
Finally, the report calls for a number of steps to be taken,
in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Process, and proposes that the
Assembly follows progress on a regular basis.