The 102nd meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) took place in Ergneti, under the co-facilitation of Ambassador Marek Szczygieł, Head of the EU Monitoring Mission, and Ambassador Annika Söder, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus.
“At the meeting, participants discussed the impact that the protracted closure of crossing points and the on-going COVID-19 pandemic have on conflict-affected communities. In this regard, the co-facilitators, who stressed that the Odzisi crossing point has been closed to regular cross-Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) traffic for over two years, reiterated their call for the resumption of freedom of movement with adequate COVID-19 mitigating measures in place.
Participants also discussed recent instances of borderization, as well as the most recent security developments at the Administrative Boundary Line. The situation in the Chorchana-Tsnelisi area, flights of UAV and other aerial vehicles in the proximity of the ABL featured as well.
The participants agreed to convene the next regular meeting on 18 November 2021”.