YEREVAN. – The authorities of Armenia have not even worried about having the Armenian captives returned. Srbuhi Grigoryan, a member of the opposition Bright Armenia faction, stated this during Thursday’s National Assembly special session debates on the bill on the lifting of the current martial law in the country.
According to her, rumors are circulating that the Azerbaijanis intend to show the Armenian captives during a military parade in Baku on the occasion of their victory over the Armenians. "They will simply display our captives, our compatriots. Do we have a state at all that will protect them from this humiliation?" Grigoryan asked.
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.