State commission: No Armenian dead servicemen in Azerbaijan

2 May 2016 16:57 (UTC+04:00)

The information that there are bodies of Armenian servicemen in Azerbaijan is false, the Azerbaijani State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing People told Trend on May 2.

Taking into account the numerous appeals received from a number of news agencies operating in Azerbaijan, the State Commission said that there are no Armenian dead servicemen in Azerbaijan.

The State Commission added that Azerbaijan always respects the norms of international humanitarian law and stands for a fast repatriation of the bodies of the servicemen killed as a result of the ceasefire violation.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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