Red Cross employees visit Azerbaijani POW in Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.27/ Trend, K. Zarbaliyeva /
Employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited Azerbaijani POW Mammadbagir Akhundzade kept in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ICRC Baku Office Spokesperson Shahla Gahramanova told Trend on Friday.
Junior Sergeant Mammadbagir Akhunzade was captivated several days ago.
According to the Geneva Convention, the ICRC has been operating in the region since 1992 in connection with the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
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.