ARMENIAN DEFENSE MINISTER AGAIN PROMISES TO RETURN FOUR ARMENIAN CITIZENS, CAPTURED IN AZERBAIJAN
July 17 2008
"Four Armenian residents, currently captured by Azerbaijan, will be
returned to their country sooner or later", said Armenian Defense
Minister Seyran Ohanyan, answering the questions of the participants
of all-Armenian youth gathering "Baze", held in Jermuk city.
He noted that the International Committee of the Red Cross, OSCE
Yerevan office, as well as the Azerbaijani leadership have been
informed about the said issue.
"During the recent meeting in Bishkek, I addressed with this issue
to the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, yet he did not give an exact
answer", said Ohanyan.
He spoke of the recent meeting with parents of the captives to whom
he promised to return their children following due works.
It should be reminded that four Armenian citizens were detained
on the Azerbaijani border on April 28 of this year. As reports the
Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan, these people are from special forces
and they attempted to commit diversion. According to the Armenian
side, the four young people are civilians, they came to the Armenian
military unit because of a conflict of their friend, serving in the
said military unit and entered the Azerbaijani territory by mistake.