79 hostages have been exchanged between Azerbaijan and Armenia with mediation of Russian peacekeepers, said official of Russian MFA Mariya Zakharova at the the briefing, APA’s Moscow bureau reports.
Responding to the question of Armenian journalist about the number of Armenians held captive in Azerbaijan, Mariya Zakharova stressed that the attitudes of Azerbaijan and Armenia is different regarding the known issue.
“The figures voiced by Yerevan are constantly changing. Other information is provided from Baku. Taking into account the differences between the information, I advise you to contact the parties to clarify. To date, a total of 79 hostages have been exchanged with the mediation of Russian peacekeepers. Of the hostages, 63 were handed over to Armenia and 16 to Azerbaijan,” Maria Zakharova noted.