Head of government offers son for prisoner exchange

Head of government offers son for prisoner exchange

After the battle for the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Armenia made an unusual offer to Azerbaijan. The son of the Armenian politician also has a clear opinion on this.

A few days before the parliamentary elections in the South Caucasus Republic of Armenia, the incumbent Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan offered Azerbaijan his son for an exchange against all Armenian prisoners of war. The 46-year-old said on Wednesday at an election campaign appearance by the Armenpress agency that he had commissioned the relevant bodies to officially forward his proposal. “Don’t get me wrong: this is not the only tool to solve the problem.” Pashinyan’s son wrote on Facebook that he was ready for it.

More than six months after the end of the fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict region, Armenia has repeatedly accused neighboring Azerbaijan of not having released all prisoners of war despite several exchanges. Azerbaijan declares that it has fulfilled its obligations under an agreement. However, the agreement does not cover those who Armenia “sent to areas of Azerbaijan” after the fighting ended, it said.

In the war between September 27 and November 9 for Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan reclaimed large parts of the territory it had lost in the early 1990s. More than 6,000 people died in the fighting. The war had triggered a political crisis in Armenia. During mass protests, the opposition demanded Pashinyan’s resignation and new elections. In a week and a half, the 46-year-old wants to be confirmed in office in an early parliamentary election. Recently there have been new tensions on the border between the two countries.

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