EU’s Charles Michel welcomes first handover of Armenian detainees without intermediaries

President of the European Council Charles Michel has welcomed the release of five Armenian prisoners of war by Azerbaijan.

“Welcome release by Baku of five more Armenian detainees, following 31/8 discussions in Brussels. That handover is taking place bilaterally is a first – and to both Azerbaijan and Armenia credit,” Michel said in a Twitter post. .

“Addressing all outstanding humanitarian issues is a key priority,” he added.

Azerbaijan returned five Armenian prisoners of war to the Armenian side late on Thursday.

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