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Exchange of deceased in Nagorno-Karabakh takes place between Azerbaijan and Armenia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The swap of the deceased soldiers became possible due to the mediation of Russia, a field team of the International Committee of the Red Cross and a personal representative of the current OSCE chair
14:54, 30 October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Armenian Defence Ministry

Azerbaijan passed Armenia the bodies of 29 soldiers deceased during the combat actions in Nagorno-Karabakh as Deutsche Welle reported citing aide of Azerbaijani President Khikmet Gadzhiev.

Spokesperson of Defense Minister of Armenia Shushan Stepanyan confirmed the receiving of bodies of the Armenian military men and stated about the readiness to pass the bodies of the fighters to the Azerbaijani side and provide information about prisoners of war and prepare their exchange.

According to Stepanyan, the swap of the deceased soldiers became possible due to the mediation of Russia, the field team of the International Committee of the Red Cross and personal representative of the current OSCE chair.

Related: Trump participates in negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh

Earlier, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to the ceasefire regime three times but they were disrupted within a month. The talks took place in Geneva, Moscow and Washington.

On September 27, the Azerbaijani side fired at settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh. Then the motorized rifle and tank subdivisions of the Azerbaijani army went on the offensive in the northern, southern, and southeastern directions. The Armenian government has declared martial law in the country.

On October 10 and on October 17, Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan reached an agreement on a temporary ceasefire in the conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The deal was made during consultations in Moscow, with the mediation of the Russian Foreign Ministry. However, the ceasefire was violated numerously.

Related: Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan blames Armenia for breaching truce

Meanwhile, Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of the violation of the new humanitarian ceasefire regime during the combat actions over Nagorno-Karabakh the next day after the achieving agreement.

 

 

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