Azerbaijan and Armenia exchanged prisoners on the border on Wednesday. This would be a sign that neighboring countries are trying to normalize their relations after years of mutual conflict.
In return, Azerbaijan released 32 Armenians. Most of them were arrested by the end of 2020. In return, Armenia released two Azerbaijani soldiers who had been detained since April.
Both countries also according to the official Russian news agency TASS Discussing the withdrawal of forces from the border area. There is no agreement on this yet.
The two countries have fought several wars over Nagorno-Karabakh in recent decades. This region officially belongs to Azerbaijan, but until recently was home to ethnic Armenians who were virtually autonomous.
In September, Azerbaijan invaded the region with a lightning attack. Almost all Armenians fled and the separatists unilaterally dissolved the declared republic. The Armenian government spoke of ethnic cleansing.
Last week, the two countries announced their intention to normalize relations. They hope to sign a peace agreement this year.
Armenië en Azerbeidzjan proberen onderlinge band te lijmen na ruzie om regio
Azerbeidzjan mikt op vrede met Armenië, maar wel zonder pottenkijkers
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