Azerbaijan offers to hand over to Armenia the bodies of 100 soldiers

“Azerbaijan calls for a ceasefire and is ready to unilaterally hand over the bodies of 100 Armenian soldiers to Armenia,” the Azerbaijani Prisoners of War Committee said in a statement.

Yerevan reported that at least 49 of its soldiers were killed in the recent clashes.

Clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia renewed on Wednesday, despite the intensification of international efforts to bring peace, a day after nearly 100 soldiers were killed in the worst fighting between the two former Soviet republics since 2020.

Erdogan and Putin discuss clashes

On the other hand, a senior Turkish official said today that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the recent clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, when they meet in Samarkand this week.

A meeting between Erdogan and Putin is scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Uzbekistan, on Friday.

Russia is the most prominent power in the Caucasus region and has peacekeeping forces in the conflict zone between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Azerbaijan is supported by Turkey, a member of NATO.