Azerbaijan returns Armenian POWs through US mediation
Azerbaijan returned 17 Armenian prisoners of war to Armenia with the mediation of the United States officials, Armenian Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan praised the US efforts in the process, saying on Twitter:
"I highly appreciate the efforts of the United States for assisting to return our 17 POWs. I hope with joint efforts together with our international partners we will further register progress in resolving both humanitarian issues and establishing peace in the region."
Azerbaijan authorities had earlier confirmed that they were holding 17 Armenian prisoners of war who were taken captive after the outbreak of hostilities on 13 September.