(AP) – Armenia forces in Nagorno-Karabakh detained an Azerbaijani soldier who allegedly crossed into Armenian-held land, authorities said Thursday.
The Azerbaijani soldier, identified as Aidyn Huseinov of the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, was detained along the eastern section of Nagorno-Karabakh border on Wednesday, officials in Nagorno-Karabakh said. Nagorno-Karabakh officials said they notified the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe about the detention, and that the Red Cross was welcome to visit the captured soldier.
Meanwhile, in Azerbaijan, the Foreign Ministry said it was concerned about the U.S. Congress’ move to grant US$5 million in aid to Nagorno-Karabakh. The money “could be directed at the encouragement of illegal activity, extremism and aggressive separatism on the territory of
Azerbaijan,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.