Sarkissian raises return of Armenian POWs in letter to Putin

Sarkissian raises return of Armenian POWs in letter to Putin

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has sent a letter to Russian leader Vladimir Putin asking him to facilitate the return of Nagorno-Karabakh prisoners of war and captives from Azerbaijan.

Sarkissian said the Armenian society and the Diaspora are deeply concerned about the situation regarding the captivity of soldiers and civilians in Azerbaijan.

According to him, the mediation of the Russian President "will be of great assistance in resolving the extremely sensitive issue of the return of the prisoners of war and captured civilians, as well as the bodies of the victims from Azerbaijan".

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev on November 9 signed a statement to end the war in Karabakh after almost 45 days. Under the deal, the Armenian side is returning all the seven regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.

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