OSCE calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to exchange prisoners and bodies of the dead

Source : 112 Ukraine

OSCE expressed concern about the increase in the number of deaths due to the aggravation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh
15:43, 11 October 2020


The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to exchange prisoners and bodies of the dead. The corresponding statement was made public on the OSCE website.

"Rama noted that the increase in the number of human casualties as a result of hostilities is of particular concern, and in this regard, a humanitarian pause for the exchange of prisoners of war, other detainees and the remains of those killed during the hostilities is an important step," the statement said.

In addition, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office welcomed the news on the ceasefire agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

“We need stability, both on the spot and in the process, which is supervised by the co-chairs of the Minsk Group. The agreement, which was reached at night (on the night of October 10, - ed.) in Moscow by Armenia and Azerbaijan, opens the way for us to restore meaningful negotiations in an agreed format," Rama said.

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

Related: Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan accused Armenia of violating ceasefire

On the night of October 10, the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, during consultations in Moscow, with the mediation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, reached an agreement on an armistice between the countries in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Later, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported that the Armenian side continues military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh. At the same time, the Azerbaijani military department published a video of the destruction of Armenian military equipment. After that, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported on the combat losses. According to the security department, 28 Armenian servicemen were killed in the clashes in Karabakh on Saturday.

Related: Germany urges Armenia, Azerbaijan not to violate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

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