Azerbaijan updates list of its servicemen died in Karabakh war
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has released the updated list of servicemen who died in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The Ministry released the photos, names, surnames, information about military ranks, and date of birth of 2881 servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who died in the Patriotic War and were buried by March 2, as well as 28 servicemen considered as missing.
“It should be noted that work is underway on finding and the identification of servicemen considered as missing,” the Ministry said.
The clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia began on the morning of 27 September 2020 along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact, which had been established in the aftermath of the First Nagorno-Karabakh War.
After 40-day fierce clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces, a ceasefire agreement was signed on 9 November by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
The agreement ended all hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh region from 00:00, 10 November 2020 Moscow time.
According to the agreement both parties will exchange prisoners of war and the dead.
Furthermore, the Armenian forces will withdraw from Armenian-controlled territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh by 1 December.
A 2,000-strong Russian peacekeeping force from the Russian Ground Forces will be deployed to the region for a minimum of five years to protect the Lachin corridor, which is situated between Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Additionally, Azerbaijan will gain passage to its Nakhchivan exclave, which is detached from Azerbaijan, through a strip of land in Armenia's Syunik Province close to the border with Iran.
Russian forces will oversee security for the roads connecting Azerbaijan to Nakhchivan. (ILKHA)