ArmInfo. Armenia fully fulfilled its obligations under Clause 8 of the Trilateral Statement on November 9, 2020 and returned all prisoners of war to Azerbaijani, including two persons convicted of murdering a minor child. This is stated in the statement of the press secretary of the RA MFA Anna Naghdalyan.
"The growing pressure on Azerbaijan from various countries and international organizations shows that the world community is forming a consensus on the immediate repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war and hostages in accordance with the requirements of international humanitarian law," she said.
When asked to assess Azerbaijan's accusations that Armenia allegedly did not provide information to the Azerbaijani side about the missing persons during the first Artsakh war, Naghdalyan stated that in light of the growing international pressure on the release of prisoners, Azerbaijan is trying to put forward a false agenda, in an attempt of justify non-fulfillment of its humanitarian obligations.Armenia is always ready to cooperate with international partners in solving humanitarian problems," concluded the press secretary of the RA MFA.
To notwe, earlier, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, responding to the statements of the foreign ministries of France and Canada on the release of Armenian prisoners of war, noted that after the cessation of hostilities in Karabakh, Azerbaijan returned more than 70 Armenian prisoners of war to the Armenian side. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan assured that the Armenian side allegedly still does not fulfill the obligations of international humanitarian law, as well as the obligations assumed by the trilateral statements. "Probably, both countries have information that Armenia has not yet provided information about almost 4,000 Azerbaijanis who disappeared during the war in 1991-94, refuses to provide maps of mines planted in the ," the Foreign Ministry of AR noted, while forgetting that none of these issues is included in the trilateral statement.