The European Union intends to deploy a new monitoring mission to Armenia with a term of at least two years, RFE/RL’s Armenian service Azatutyun reported citing unnamed sources.
The monitoring mission will be deployed in a month and will patrol in the entire territory of Armenia rather than only along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border like the first mission did. The monitors will be unarmed, like the first team.
According to Azatutyun, the EU monitoring team will include nearly 200 monitors.
The draft decision was adopted last week in the Political and Security Committee of the Council of Europe and yesterday received approval at the main body dealing with monitoring missions – the Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management, according to Azatutyun.