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Azerbaijan Ready to Release Armenian Soldiers, Dead Bodies

Sun 18 Oct 2020 | 05:30 PM
Ezzeldin Essam Ezzeldin

On Sunday, Azerbaijani authorities announced that Baku is ready to hand over the bodies of the dead Armenian soldiers who remained on the territory of the republic.

The Azerbaijani State Committee said " as per the temporary humanitarian truce declared between Baku and Yerevan in the meetings of the State Committee related to prisoners, missing persons and hostages with the Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Azerbaijan."

Baku showed its readiness to hand over the bodies of Armenian soldiers in the territory of Azerbaijan through a corridor in Tovuz region on the borders of the state.

Moreover, Azerbaijan requested to inform the other side.

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense accused Armenia of violating the humanitarian armistice in the Karabakh region, shortly after statements by the Ministry of Defense spokeswoman in Yerevan accusing Baku of the same thing.

Baku and Yerevan agreed to a humanitarian truce, starting at midnight local time, and Baku did not yet comment on the accusations against its violation of the armistice.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry clarified, yesterday evening, Saturday, that according to the armistice agreement, a ceasefire will be held for humanitarian reasons, the exchange of prisoners and the dead from both sides, and assistance to civilians trapped in the crossfire.

It is noteworthy that since the situation in Karabakh began to worsen, Russia the first to urge the parties to be restraint, and the country's leadership held several telephone conversations and meetings with representatives of the two parties.

Also, Russia organized a meeting of the foreign ministers of the two warring sides in Moscow, which resulted in an agreement on a truce.

Azerbaijan and Armenia, after discussions, sponsored by Russia, reached an agreement to ceasefire in Karabakh and exchange the prisoners and the bodies of the dead, but the truce turned to be fragile since it took, since the two sides exchanged accusations.