Armenia calls on the release of regional rival Azerbaijan to release all prisoners of war five months after the fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region ends.
During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said: “This issue has not been resolved.” He added that Armenia “unfortunately is in There are still prisoners in Azerbaijan.”
In addition, he pointed out that under the mediation of Russia, the two countries reached an agreement in November last year to exchange captured soldiers and civilians.
Azerbaijan stated that all detainees were released in accordance with the agreement, but his Ministry of Foreign Affairs also stated that after the fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh area, “Armenian combatants sent to the territory of Azerbaijan” were not part of the agreement. Within range.
During the brief conflict that took place in Nagorno-Karabakh from September 27 to November 9 last year, Azerbaijan regained most of the territory it lost in the early 1990s.
More than 6000 people were killed in the conflict. Armenia considers Russia to be a protector of force, while Azerbaijan is supported by Turkey.