LONDON: Ambassador Neil Bush urges all allegations of mistreatment, abuse and summary killings be urgently and fully investigated.
The UK welcomes the release of 17 Armenian prisoners by Azerbaijan this week. This is an important humanitarian gesture at a time of raised tensions in the region.
We were horrified by media reporting of a video which appears to show captured Armenian soldiers being shot by members of Azerbaijan’s forces. We welcome the announcement by Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General’s Office of their commitment to comprehensively investigate the video and urge them to share the outcome publicly. It is essential that all allegations of mistreatment, abuse and summary killings be urgently and fully investigated by the appropriate authorities.
We urge both sides to resolve all outstanding issues through diplomatic means, including discussions on the fate of missing people and the return of all remaining prisoners of war. We will continue to support the diplomatic efforts of international partners as they seek to secure much-needed stability and security for the people of the region.