ArmInfo. The Armenian Ministry of Defense does not consider it legitimate to exchange two terrorists and child killers for missing people.
So, on September 13, in an interview with reporters in Yerevan, the press secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan said, answering the question of whether it is possible to exchange two Azerbaijani diversionist serving their sentences in Artsakh for our compatriots who were captured in Azerbaijan, in particular, he said: "I don't think that such an exchange is legitimate. This is on the one hand. On the other hand, who said that they agreed to return all in return for these two, or that we organize searches for the burial place for the guys from the "Arabo" squad?
In the second part, we had a lot of discussion with them, we offered them this many times, they said that you have missing people too, and we can allow you to look for them ... But do not forget that we are dealing with Azerbaijan, we don't have a direct relationship with them, it's an intermediary relationship, and you don't know what and how they think."
It should be noted that today there are reports of the presence of three Armenians in Azerbaijan, with two serving sentences on far-fetched charges. The third, Arayik Ghazaryan - a soldier of Artsakh Autonomous Region ended up to be appeared on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan on August 12 under unclear circumstances. Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan believes that he got lost on the ground.
There are no AR citizens on the territory of Armenia, but they are in Artsakh. Two citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, saboteurs Shahbaz Guliyev and Dilgam Askerov are serving sentences in an Artsakh prison for serious crimes committed on the territory of the republic.