The Armenian Defense Ministry clarified that Baku handed over the bodies of 29 servicemen to the Armenian side

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YEREVAN, October 29. / TASS /. On Thursday, the Azerbaijani side, with the mediation of the Russian Federation, handed over to the Armenian side 29, not 30 bodies of servicemen who died in battles in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Press Secretary of the Armenian Defense Ministry Shushan Stepanyan wrote about this on her Facebook page.

"The information has been updated, the Armenian side received the bodies of 29 servicemen," she said.

The situation in the region escalated on September 27, active battles began in the disputed territory. The parties reported killed and wounded, including among the civilian population. A ceasefire has already been reached three times, but almost immediately the parties to the conflict began to exchange accusations of violating them.

Baku and Yerevan have disputed the ownership of Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the region announced its secession from the Azerbaijan SSR. During the 1992-1994 armed conflict, Azerbaijan lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions.

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