On 19 December, the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar, brought ten Armenian servicemen from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Yerevan, Armenia.
According to a Facebook post released by the EU Delegation to Armenia, this humanitarian gesture is based on an agreement reached at the Brussels meeting of the President of European Council Charles Michel with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, on 15 December.
“Happy to have been able to repatriate 10 Armenian servicemen. Important gesture by Azerbaijan in the process of addressing humanitarian issues,” wrote Toivo Klaar on Twitter.
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