The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced that the Armenian Soldier captured today will be retuned to the Armenian side.
The statement of the Azerbaijani MoD runs as follows,
“As a result of additional investigations, it has been found that a serviceman of the Armenian armed forces Artur Kartanyan, detained on June 8, 2021, in the territory of the Lachin region of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border, penetrated the territory of Azerbaijan, not for the purpose of committing a provocation.
Due to the fact that during the initial interrogations A. Kartanyan behaved suspiciously and gave inaccurate answers, suspicions arose that he was a member of the sabotage group of the Armenian armed forces.
Taking into consideration the above-mentioned, A. Kartanyan was returned to the Armenian side.
Thus, once again demonstrating the humanism of the Azerbaijani side, we ensure the return of a person who has not committed a crime against our country.”