ICRC says ready for neutral intermediary in repatriation of Azerbaijani soldierâ€™s body
- 30 December 2016
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed readiness to act as a neutral intermediary in the repatriation of the body of Azerbaijani soldier who died as a result of Armenia’s provocation on Dec. 29.
“The ICRC is currently in contact with the authorities of the conflicting parties and closely following the issues,” Ilaha Huseynova, head of Communication Department of the ICRC Azerbaijan Delegation, told APA on Dec. 30.
A reconnaissance group of the Armenian Armed Forces tried to violate the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border on Dec. 29 morning. The Armenian group found itself in the ambush of the Azerbaijani army while violating the borders, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The enemy suffered losses and had to retreat, according to the statement.
A soldier of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Gurbanov Chingiz, went missing as a result of the Armenian provocation. Then, it was revealed that the Azerbaijani soldier was killed, and his body remained on the territory controlled by enemy forces.
Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry has already appealed to the ICRC Azerbaijan Delegation, the OSCE Minsk Group, and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk to receive the body of the fallen soldier.