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Baku is considering the possibility of an amnesty for Karabakh residents who surrendered their weapons.

Baku is considering the possibility of an amnesty for Karabakh residents who surrendered their weapons.

Baku is considering the possibility of an amnesty for Karabakh residents who gave up their weapons, said Assistant to the Azerbaijani President for Foreign Policy Affairs Hikmet Hajiyev.

“Even in relation to former… combatants, if they can be classified that way…, we are considering the possibility of an amnesty or also referring to an amnesty,” Gadzhiev said.

As the adviser notes, Baku will allow members of the Karabakh armed formations who gave up their weapons to leave.

“At the moment, we see that some individual groups… and officers… have made public statements that they will not accept our conditions and will continue to resist,” he added.


On September 19, Azerbaijan began “local anti-terrorist measures” to restore the constitutional order in Karabakh. Yerevan called what was happening aggression and stated that there were no Armenian units in Karabakh. A day later, through the mediation of Russian peacekeepers, an agreement was reached on a ceasefire in Karabakh; among the conditions of the truce, in particular, the disarmament of Armenian forces and the withdrawal of heavy equipment was outlined.