By Vugar Khalilov
The UK government has hailed Azerbaijan for returning 17
Armenian servicemen to their home country, Azernews reports, citing
the British embassy in Baku.
“The UK government welcomes the release of 17 Armenian prisoners
by Azerbaijan. This is an important humanitarian gesture,” the
Azerbaijan has returned 17 Armenian servicemen to Yerevan,
proceeding from the principles of humanism.
The servicemen were apprehended during recent large-scale
provocations carried out by the Armenian armed forces near the
Azerbaijani border on September 13-14.
The handover was agreed upon with the Armenian government
through international mediation. Four of the 17 Armenian servicemen
were injured and were later treated in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan has repeatedly repatriated detained Armenian military
personnel. The most recent transfer occurred on September 8, 2022,
when Azerbaijan transferred five Armenian personnel to the opposite
Following the recent border clashes, the bodies of 133 Armenian
troops were transported to Armenia.
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