| 18 July 2024, Thursday |

Azerbaijan envisages amnesty for Karabakh fighters who bid a farewell to arms

A presidential adviser told Reuters that Azerbaijan plans to grant amnesty to Armenian militants in the Karabakh conflict who hand in their weapons, despite the fact that some Karabakh military formations have declared their intention to continue their resistance.

Hikmet Hajiyev, the president of Azerbaijan’s adviser on foreign policy, told Reuters that “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.”

“Currently we are seeing that some individual army groups and officers that made the public statements that they won’t come to our terms and will continue resistance,” he said.

He said that Armenians of Karabakh had asked for humanitarian help and that three cargos would be delivered to the region on Friday. Azerbaijan wants the peaceful reintegration of Karabakh Armenians, he said.

  • Reuters