Azerbaijani armed group crossed Armenian border and kidnapped the servicemen – preliminary data




YEREVAN, MAY 27, ARMENPRESS. The Investigative Committee of Armenia presented details about the kidnapping of two servicemen of the Armenian Armed Forces by the Azerbaijani armed forces on May 26.

According to the statement of the Investigative Committee, two Armenian servicemen, Harutyun Hovagimyan and Karen Ghazaryan, transported food for one of the military positions located in the southeastern direction with a “Kamaz 43114”, after which communication was lost with them. As a result of searches, the vehicle was found on the road leading to the military position, the engine of which was still running. One AK-74 rifle was found in the vehicle, but the two servicemen were not found.

According to preliminary data, the Azerbaijani armed group crossed Armenian border and kidnapped the two servicemen.

Since there are elements of crime of illegal crossing of the Armenian state border, kidnapping of servicemen, transfer against their will or ignoring their will, a criminal procedure has been initiated at the Investigative Committee of Armenia.

Large scale measures are being implemented to fully clarify the circumstances of the illegal crossing of the border by the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and the abduction of the servicemen.