Armenian militants who laid down arms will be amnestied
    Azerbaijani presidential aide tells Reuters

    POLITICS  22 September 2023 - 10:54

    Azerbaijan envisages an amnesty for Garabagh Armenian fighters who give up their arms though there have been some Garabagh military units that have said they will continue their resistance, Azerbaijani presidential aide Hikmet Hajiyev told Reuters.

    "Even with regard to former militaries and combatants, if they can be classified in such a way, and even for them we are envisaging an amnesty or alluding to an amnesty as well," he said, according to Caliber.Az.

    "We also see that some minor groups are going to the forest," he said. "But we do not see that to be the biggest challenge and big security challenge. Of course, this will cause certain challenges and difficulties but not on such a big scale."

    He noted that some individual Armenian armed formations in Garabagh and officers had made public statements that they would not accept Baku's conditions and would continue to resist.

    Hajiyev said that Garabagh Armenians have applied for humanitarian aid and that three cargoes would be delivered to the region on September 22. He added that Azerbaijan wants the peaceful reintegration of Garabagh Armenians.

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