Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan today held a consultation over the return and clarification of fates of servicemen and civilians captured during the war in Artsakh and the social guarantees for their families.
Pashinyan stated that the sixth point of his roadmap concerns these issues. “Overall, the government needs to work very intensively in this direction. We have to make sure to let families know what is being done so that they don’t hold protests to know where their relatives are. I had a meeting with the families of captured servicemen, civilians and people missing in action yesterday in Etchmiadzin. We agreed that the government would work intensively to integrate the information at its disposal and take actions,” Pashinyan said, adding that he will be holding meetings with the families of missing persons and captives soon.
“Of course, fortunately, there have been cases when persons considered as missing have been found safe and sound or have simply returned since they didn’t have the opportunity to report their whereabouts. We need to get ready to be able to provide the families with more concrete and complete information,” Pashinyan said.
The Prime Minister was told about the efforts being made to bring back captured servicemen and civilians and clarify the fates of missing persons. The government also discussed the mechanisms for searching for missing persons and touched upon the directions for social-psychological support to the affected families. To solve these issues quickly, Pashinyan assigned to set up an inter-agency task force.