The Azerbaijani authorities handed over 10 prisoners of war to Armenia in exchange for minefield maps. About it reported on the website of the Azerbaijan State Security Service.
According to the ministry, the Armenian servicemen were taken prisoner on November 16 this year as a result of military clashes in the Kelbejer region.
The message notes that the exchange took place with the mediation of Russia. The Armenian side has not yet reacted to the information about the exchange.
On November 16, Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan appealed to Russia with a request to help protect the territorial integrity of the country. This happened after the outbreak of fighting on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Yerevan appeals to Moscow on the basis of a 1997 treaty between the countries. Grigoryan noted that Armenia asks to resolve the crisis situation through negotiations, and if this is impossible, “then provide Armenia with sufficient military assistance so that Armenia could reach a solution to this situation.”
Later became knownthat the countries stopped fighting in the border area after telephone conversations conducted by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.