April 15
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Armenia will hand over Azerbaijani soldier Ruslan Penakhov to the Azerbaijani side, the National Security Service of Armenia has informed.

As a gesture of goodwill and in fulfillment of the agreement reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan at the highest level with respect to the servicepersons of both sides who went astray and ended up on the opposite side should be returned in a short period of time, Armenia has made a decision to hand over Ruslan Penakhov to the Azerbaijani side.

The Investigative Committee of Armenia announced that the public criminal prosecution against the aforesaid Azerbaijani soldier is terminated.

Penakhov had crossed into Armenia from the border nearby Tegh village of Armenia’s Syunik Province on February 28.

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