The 69-year-old resident of Berdzor, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), who had ended up on the Azerbaijani side Friday, has not been returned yet, but there is an arrangement that he will be returned later in the day. Berdzor Mayor Narek Aleksanyan told this to Armenian News-NEWS.am Saturday morning.
"Negotiations are underway through the mediation of the [Russian] peacekeepers; there is an arrangement that they [i.e., the Azerbaijanis] will return the citizen today," he said.
Aleksanyan added that before the war in the fall of 2020, this person had lived in Ghazarapat village, which is now under Azerbaijani control.
The Artsakh National Security Service had reported that at 3pm on Friday, Berdzor resident Andranik Aleksanyan, 69, had ended up in an area under the control of the Azerbaijani army and was detained by the latter.