Azerbaijan and Armenia exchange prisoners with Russian peacekeepers’ mediation

Azerbaijan and Armenia exchange prisoners with Russian peacekeepers’ mediation

Azerbaijan and Armenia held a new round of a prisoners’ swap, in which two Azerbaijanis were delivered to Baku and four Armenians to Yerevan on Monday, Russian Peacekeeping Contingent Commander Lieutenant-General Rustam Muradov said.

"Today, for the purposes of implementing the trilateral statement by the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia of November 9, 2020, a new swap of prisoners has taken place. As a result of the work done, the Russian peacekeepers under my personal control have delivered two captive Azerbaijanis to Baku and returned four prisoners to Erebuni by a plane of Russia’s Aerospace Force," the commander said.

The Russian peacekeepers "will continue contributing to the strict fulfillment of the trilateral agreement," he stressed.

Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan announced on Monday that four Armenian prisoners had returned home with the mediation of Russia and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

On December 15, 44 prisoners returned to Armenia from Azerbaijan with Russia’s mediation. On the same day, 12 Azerbaijani prisoners returned to their home land.

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