Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the four soldiers were arrested near the Azerbaijani state border in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic territory.
Vanik Zmboyan, Artem Zograbian, Karen Torosian and Agasi Enokian, were apprehended by the military last week for attempting to cause provocation in Azerbaijan, said Eldar Sabiroglu, the spokesman for the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
He added that the detained were serving under the special formation of the Armenian Armed Forces and had confessed to some of their plans for provoking strife in Azerbaijan.
However, the Armenian citizens traveled to the military town located in Khachik village "to meet their military friends, but lost their way back "and to all appearances passed the territory of Nakhchivan, Colonel Seyran Shahsuvarian, the spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, claimed.
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