YEREVAN. – Today at 14:00, the Prime Minister had an extended consultation on the issue of the missing boys. Nairi Sargsyan, the assistant to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia, told this to the missing servicemen’s relatives who are protesting in front of the Ministry of Defense building on Monday.
"The Prime Minister has made a decision to set up an interdepartmental commission, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister, which shall very quickly deal with the issues of the missing boys, and all parents shall be informed where their children are, in what condition, when it is possible to find them. All issues related to the timeframes, social guarantees shall be resolved in the shortest possible time," Sargsyan added.
He said that the Prime Minister had instructed him to arrange a meeting with him and the relatives of the missing servicemen. "I came here for that purpose that we make a list, take your phone numbers, and launch meetings with the Prime Minister this week. Since there are a large number of [such] citizens, that is why there will be several meetings," the PM's aide added.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan.