Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Anna Naghdalyan answered the following questions from social network users during a Facebook question-and-answer on RFE/RL Armenian Service today:
Question: After the July 12 incident, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia declared that Azerbaijan had treacherously violated the ceasefire. What was the agreement that Azerbaijan treacherously violated?
Anna Naghdalyan: On the very first day of the incident, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia issued a press release stating that the Minister of Foreign Affairs is in contact with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. During my press conferences, I stated that the ministry has worked on stopping the military operations. There have also been interactions with the Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group and military circles, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said there was a ceasefire agreement that had been violated.
Question: What actions is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs taking to return Narek Sardaryan, who found himself in the territory of Nakhchivan?
Anna Naghdalyan: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted the authorities of Nakhchivan. The issue is in the domain of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Armenia, and I can’t provide any information, including information about his health condition due to confidentiality.