An Armenian prisoner of war, junior sergeant Mikayelyan Albert Yervandi admitted that Armenia deployed Kurdish mercenaries to the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region.
He said about 1,500 mercenaries were trained to fight against the Azerbaijani Army. According to the captive, each mercenary are paid $600 a month, and they are undergoing training in groups of 10-15 people.
Born in 2001 in Artik town of Armenia’s Shirak province, Albert Mikayelyan, was drafted on December 19, 2019 and served in the military in Gyumri. After 6-month of training to use Fagot, he was promoted to junior sergeant. Six months later, he was sent to a military unit in Martuni.
“In Martuni I served in an anti-tank platoon which was regularly undergoing training. The 1,500-member platoon included conscripts and Kurdish mercenaries. The mercenaries were paid $600 a month, and they were speaking in only their language.
A 15-member group of mercenaries was preparing for battle,” the prisoner of war added.