“Exchange of captives and hostages with Baku is against the law” – Armenian Defense Ministry

13:37 | 14 September, 2019

Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman comments on exchanging captives and hostages between Yerevan and Baku.

“Yerevan does not consider lawful to exchange the two Azerbaijani citizens who committed acts of diversion in Karabakh (occupied Azerbaijani lands. editor.) and killed Armenian citizens” – said Armenian Defense Ministry’s press secretary Arsrun Ovannisyan today at a press conference.

Answering the question about possible exchange of Karen Kazaryan and Araik Kazaryan with Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev, Arsrun Ovannisyan said that “at first, this exchange cannot be considered lawful. Second, no one has said that Azerbaijan is ready to exchange them.”