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European Parliament discusses situation of Armenian prisoners held by Baku

The European Parliment held a major conference dedicated to the problem of Armenian prisoners, including social entrepreneur Ruben Vardanyan, in Brussels. The discussion was initiated by Andrey Kovatchev, a member of the EPP Group of the European Parliament and a speaker on Armenia.

According to Tigran Balayan, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Kingdom of Belgium, releasing Armenians from captivity remains an unresolved issue and “poisons the atmosphere.”

“The individuals held by the Baku regime are not prisoners, they are captives. Azerbaijan has violated the trilateral ceasefire statement it signed, which clearly states that all prisoners of war must be returned on a reciprocal basis,” the parliamentarian said.