In a display of goodwill and adherence to humanitarian principles, Azerbaijan repatriated the remains of two Armenian soldiers to Armenia on June 21, without the involvement of any third party or intermediary, the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages, and Missing Persons of Azerbaijan told Report.

The bone fragments were discovered during search operations near Bughadagh heights in the Dashkasan district and Dava mountain in the Kalbajar district after the anti-terror operation conducted in September 2023.

A molecular-genetic examination carried out at the Genetic Research Center of the Main Military Medical Department of the State Security Service confirmed that the remains belonged to two missing Armenian soldiers who had died during the combat operations on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border in September 2022.