3 դեկտեմբեր, 2020 20:02
Nearly a month removed from the trilateral ceasefire agreement that ended the Karabakh War, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has agreed to exchange POWs on an all-for-all basis, Azerbaijan’s State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons has said. The Armenian side has also agreed to exchange POWs on the same basis. This comes after rallies in Armenia have been mounting up daily, calling for Armenian authorities to take action and return the missing soldiers. For the past week, the number of protestors have grown; frustrations are mounting as parents and relatives of POWs and missing soldiers demand information about their loved ones. There have been weeks of protests in search of answers. Demonstrators have marched to Armenia’s Ministry of Defense, as well as the embassies of Russia, France, and the U.S. They hope that foreign pressure will force both sides to expedite the process of exchange of POWs.