Armenia hands over soldier who got lost back to Azerbaijan

Through the facilitation of the Russian military contingent in Nagorno Karabakh Armenia on Wednesday (3 August) returned an Azerbaijani soldier who had been captured after getting lost and inadvertently crossing the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.

A statement by the Armenian Defence Ministry said that on July 23, around 13.30 hours in the border area in the Gegharkunik Region,  Armenian security guards discovered a soldier of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, private Kamiz Mubarizi Ibaev, who had crossed the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. As a result of clarifying the reasons for crossing the border by the latter, it was found that he got lost. The soldier has now been returned to the Azerbaijani side.