By Sabina Mammadli
Some 265 mines and unexploded ordinances have been defused in
the liberated lands from August 1 to 6, Azernews reports, citing
During the demining operations, the agency discovered 204
anti-personnel mines and 32 antitank mines, as well as 29
Some 697-ha-area was cleared of mines and unexploded ordnances
during the period in question.
ANAMA, along with partner countries, is carrying out demining
activities on the liberated territories. Moreover, the State Border
Service and the Defense Ministry are also engaged in demining
activities in the liberated lands.
Armenia alleged it handed over to Azerbaijan all minefield maps
of liberated territories following the talks through the mediation
of the Russian Defense Ministry on December 4, 2021.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov stated that the low
accuracy of Armenia's minefield maps of Azerbaijani liberated
territories slows the mine-clearance process.
'The demining operations are underway, but people are still
losing their lives. From the end of the 44-day Second Karabakh War
to the present, over 200 people have become victims of mine
explosions in liberated lands,' Bayramov said at that point.
He added that the high mine contamination of the liberated
territories hinders the return of former internally displaced
persons to their native lands.
Armenia deliberately and constantly planted mines on Azerbaijani
territories, in violation of the 1949 Geneva Convention, thereby
being a major threat to regional peace, security, and
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