According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on December 21, the leader of karabakh region, Araiq Arutyunian, said on social media that on the same day that six Armenian soldiers who had been identified as missing for 70 days were found during the search in the karabakh region.
According to the report, the Karabakh State Emergency Service, Russian peacekeeping forces and the International Committee of the Red Cross recently launched a joint search, and these soldiers were found in areas that have been transferred to Azerbaijan.
“We have six active-duty fighters who have returned to their hometowns and fought in obscurity for more than 70 days,” Aruntyunian wrote in the post.
He also expressed his gratitude to Russian President Putin. He said that under Putin’s direct order, intensive search work continued to find the missing person and return the body of the deceased.
Arutyunian also paid special thanks to Lieutenant General Rustam Muradov, the commander of the Russian peacekeeping force.
Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed the outbreak of conflict in the karabakh region in September this year, which is a continuation of years of conflict and has caused civilian casualties.
The two sides of the conflict made several attempts to sign a ceasefire agreement, and finally successfully signed the tripartite agreement on the night of November 10.
Under the mediation of Moscow, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to a complete ceasefire and exchange the remains of prisoners of war and fallen soldiers.
Yerevan transferred the Kelbajar, Lachin and Agdam districts to Baku. In addition, Russian peacekeepers are also stationed in the area.