Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated at today’s press conference in Moscow that the issue of Dilgam Asgarov whom the Armenians had taken hostage in Kalbajar, will be discussed with the Armenian side.
“There are many Russian citizens who have been arrested in different countries. We continuously learn about their fates, severity of the charges against them, their detention conditions, and what the country where they are being held is planning about them, and we try to make relevant decision based on these facts. Decisions are made through the channels that are part of Russia’s bilateral relations with those countries,” the Russian Foreign Minister said.
In July 2014, Russian citizen Dilgam Asgarov and Azerbaijani citizen Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by the Armenian soldiers on their way to Kalbajar to visit their homeland. Another Azerbaijani citizen, Hasan Hasanov, was shot to death. His body was taken from the enemy and buried in Baku.
On December 19, 2014, the “court” of the separatist regime in Nagorno-Karabakh sentenced Dilgam Asgarov to life, Shahbaz Guliyev to 22 years in prison.