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YEREVAN. – Speaker of the Armenian parliament Ararat Mirzoyan said he had already voiced his position on the “exchange” of prisoners and the proposal to hand over two saboteurs.

When asked about proposal, Mirozyan said he had voiced his position during the meeting of the Security Council that was held in Stepanakert.

Responding to a remark that Yerevan and Stepanakert voice different position on the matter, Mirzoyan said “I do not think that different positions are voiced in Stepenakert and Yerevan. Members of the security council from Armenia and Artsakh voiced different opinions. But, this does not mean our Artsakh partners said one thing, and the Armenian partners another. Of course, I will not voice my position now.”

Azerbaijani citizens Shahbaz Guliyev (born in 1968), Dilgam Askerov  (born in 1960), and Hasan Hasanov—who was killed by the Armenian armed forces while rendering these saboteurs ineffective—had illegally crossed the NKR state border on June 29, 2014, and they were armed with weapons and ammunition. On July 4, 2014, they had kidnapped and subsequently murdered Karabakh citizen Smbat Tsakanyan, 17, whose body was found on July 15, 2014, and with gunshot wounds, in a forest at the Shahumyan Region.

In addition, on the evening of July 11, 2014, Hasanov had killed Armenia capital city Yerevan resident Sargis Abrahamyan (born in 1971), and severely wounded Armenia’s Dzoraghbyur village resident Karine Davtyan, on the Vardenis-Karvachar Highway.

On December 29, 2014, the First Instance General Jurisdiction Court of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic sentenced Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev to life and 22 years, respectively, in prison.

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