Serhat TUNAR -TDO- In accordance with the peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia that ended the conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, prisoner exchanges were made. The prisoner exchange was conducted under the supervision of Russian peacekeepers in the region.
A statement by the Russian Defense Ministry said 12 prisoners had been returned to Azerbaijan and 44 to Armenia.
Azerbaijani officials said the captives arrived on a plane to the country's territory on Monday as part of an agreed exchange of prisoners and detainees with Armenia.
Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan announced on Monday evening that 44 prisoners had been extradited by Azerbaijan.