ARMENIAN SERVICEMAN REFUSES TO RETURN TO ARMENIA
A soldier of the Armenian armed forces Hambartsum Mnatsakanovich
Asatryan that willingly passed to the Azerbaijani party refuses to
return to Armenia, Azerbaijani Defence Minister Safar Abiyev told
journalists. Asatryan passed to the Azerbaijani party on 4 August of
the current year at the contact line of the armed forces of Karabakh
and Azerbaijan in Agdam region. He explained his actions by "intolerant
situation in the Armenian army, bribery and non-manual relations as
well as hunger of soldiers". Asatryan was born in 1984.
He was called to army service in April 2004 from Oktemberyan (Armavir)
region of Armenia and was serving in Karabakh.