Yerevan believes that 4,000 mercenaries from Syria are taking part in the hostilities from the Azerbaijani side, who were transferred through the mediation of Turkey. Baku talks about Armenians killed in Karabakh – mercenaries from Syria
The authorities of Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of transferring mercenaries from Syria who is participating in the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toganyan that militants who were transferred by Turkey from Syria are involved in the conflict from the Azerbaijani side. “According to our information, recently about 4 thousand militants have been deployed by Turkey from Syria to Azerbaijan. They are already on the other side. They are trained in militant camps and transferred there, ”he said, adding that it is difficult to determine the ethnic composition of these groups.
In addition, the Armenian Foreign Ministry stated that Turkish military experts are fighting “side by side with Azerbaijan” in Karabakh, Reuters reports. They also added that Ankara is supplying drones and military aircraft to Azerbaijan.
In turn, the head of the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, Vagif Dyargakhli, said that among the killed Armenian soldiers in Nagorno-Karabakh there are ethnic Armenians – mercenaries from Syria and the Middle East. “They are not officially registered in Armenia, therefore the Armenian side skillfully hides the real number of its losses in the battles with Azerbaijan,” he said.