Search for those missing as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, clarifying their destinies, relevant exhumation measures in the affected areas where corpses are believed to be buried are underway in accordance with the tripartite Declaration signed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the President of the Russian Federation and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia on November 10, 2020.
Constantly fulfilling its obligations under international humanitarian law, the Azerbaijani side is effectively cooperating with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as well as with the peacekeeping forces of the Russian Federation in this direction.
As a result of the measures undertaken by the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons, with the participation of representatives of the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Forensic Medical Examination and Pathological Anatomy Association of the Ministry of Health and via the mediation of the ICRC, on February 12, 2021, the remains of 7 bodies presumably belonging to the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who went missing during the First Karabakh War, were handed over by the Armenian side to Azerbaijan near the city of Shusha.
The bodies will be handed over to family members after the completion of necessary urgent procedures to identify the remains.
The State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons, together with relevant government agencies and international organizations, is taking necessary measures to clarify the fate of other citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan missing as a result of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.