Azerbaijan makes every effort to liberate soldiers taken hostage

PanArmenian News
Feb 22 2005

AZERBAIJAN MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO LIBERATE SOLDIERS TAKEN HOSTAGE IN
KARABAKH

22.02.2005 17:22

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Azerbaijan makes every effort to liberate soldiers
taken captive by the Nagorno Karabakh army when trespassing the
border, stated Eldar Samedov, the deputy chief of the working group
of the State Commission of Azerbaijan for work with captives, the
missing and those taken hostage. In his words, Azeri servicemen
Khikmet Tagiyev, Khayal Abdullayev and Ruslan Bashirov are safe and
sound. He noted that the Armenian party also confirms that the
captives are safe and sound. Eldar Samedov noted that the
negotiations with the International Committee of the Red Cross Baku
office over liberation of the captives continue. In his opinion, the
issue of liberation of the Azeri captives will be decided soon. It
should be reminded that February 15 servicemen of the fifth defense
territory of Nagorno Karabakh discovered and took captive three Azeri
servicemen, who had trespassed the border. After clearing out the
circumstances the Azeri captives will be exchanged to all appearance.

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