ICRC members visit Armenians kept in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.23 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited three Armenian POWs and five members of one family kept in captivity in Azerbaijan on Nov.22.
The ICRC Baku Office told Trend that the POWs sent letters to their families.
There are three Armenian POWs and five members of one family in Azerbaijan.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.