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Armenia cuts diplomatic ties with Hungary due to release of Azeri soldier.

 

 

Ramil Safarov was greeted as a national hero in Baku, reports say

Armenia says it is severing diplomatic ties with Hungary after the release of an Azeri army officer convicted of murdering an Armenian soldier.

The Azeri serviceman, Ramil Safarov, was given a life sentence for hacking Armenian Gurgen Markarian to death with an axe in 2004 in Budapest.

On Friday, Safarov was flown to Baku and pardoned, despite Baku’s assurances that his sentence would be enforced.

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