KARABAKH CONFIRMS CAPTURE OF TWO SOLDIERS BY AZERBAIJAN

Interfax
June 1 2009
Russia

The Karabakh Defense Ministry has confirmed the desertion of two
Armenian servicemen to Azerbaijan.

The ministry told Interfax that the servicemen based in northern areas
of the unrecognized republic deserted their unit on Sunday afternoon.

"Privates Ogan Arutyunian and Gevork Tovmasian drafted on May 19
deserted their unit under yet unclear circumstances and wandered into
Azeri-controlled land," the ministry said.

The Azeri media said on Sunday that two Armenian servicemen had been
seized on Azeri territory.