Armenian Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan, Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov and Azerbaijani Prosecutor General Kamran Aliyev held a trilateral meeting in Minsk, the press service of the Armenian Prosecutor General's Office informed NEWS.am.
Within the framework of the competence of the prosecutors of the three countries, they discussed the search for new opportunities for solving the humanitarian and legal problems, resulting from the war unleashed against Karabakh, which still exists today. They also discussed the process of implementing the agreements reached during the two previous meetings in the same format.
The sides highlighted the importance of maintaining the trilateral format of the General Prosecutors as an effective platform to ensure continued legal contacts in the region aimed at ensuring stability, rule of law, de-escalation, as well as fundamental human rights and security.
In this context the efforts of the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia and personally Prosecutor General Krasnov to fully implement the humanitarian requirements of the tripartite statement of November 10, 2020 were noted.
Armenian Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan noted that despite the agreement reached during previous trilateral meetings on the mediation of the exchange of operational information related to the incidents on the line of contact between the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces, as well as the ongoing investigations, criminal violations of the cease-fire are still taking place. There have been no casualties. New threats to civilians' vital rights and security have emerged.
As an illustrative example, the Prosecutor General of Armenia mentioned the actions of the Azerbaijani armed forces in the direction of Parukh village, as a result of which 3 soldiers were killed and 16 wounded. Artur Davtyan highlighted the need for a proper investigation into those actions. This also applies to other cases of gross violations of the ceasefire.
According to him, all the aforementioned realities prove the urgent necessity to raise the effectiveness of the format of operative information exchange, using the resources of the representatives of the Russian Prosecutor's Office, located in Karabakh.
Davtyan noted that Point 8 of the tripartite ceasefire statement of November 10, 2020 was not fully implemented. According to him, the speedy return of the 38 Armenians held in Azerbaijan is crucial in restoring confidence between the parties, as well as establishing a final peace in the region and expanding security guarantees. The Prosecutor General highlighted Armenia's full compliance with humanitarian requirements specified in the trilateral statement.
As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached to continue negotiations with the mediation of the Russian side to solve fully the humanitarian issues. It is planned to solve these issues as soon as possible.