Information of the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons

Official 07 February 2022


8 Armenian servicemen were handed over to the opposite side

Guided by the principle of humanism, the Republic of Azerbaijan returned 8 servicemen of Armenian origin to the Armenian side on February 7, 2022. Some of them are servicemen detained on November 16, 2021 while preventing the provocation committed by the Armenian armed forces in the direction of the Kalbajar region of the state border.

In exchange for this humanitarian step of the Azerbaijani side, the Armenian side must provide the Azerbaijani side with information about Azerbaijani military and civilian citizens killed in the first Armenian-Azerbaijani war and likely to be buried in mass graves, as well as the location of such mass graves.

It should be noted that on February 4 this year, at the initiative of the President of the French Republic, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the European Union Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Council Charles Michel and Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nicole Pashinyan held a video conference. The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan raised the issue of informing the Azerbaijani side about the location of the mass graves of our citizens missing from the first Armenian-Azerbaijani war, and the Armenian side undertook to cooperate on this matter.

The mentioned issue was supported by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron.

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