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 Monday, February 12 2024 12:40
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Armenia hands eight minefield maps over to Azerbaijan 

Armenia hands eight minefield maps over to Azerbaijan 

ArmInfo.The minefield maps provided by Armenia are inaccurate, the Azerbaijan National Agency  for Mine Action (ANAMA) reported.

Armenia's most recent submissions continue to display this  information incorrectly and incompletely.

"After analyzing and processing these forms, it became clear that the  information did not correspond to the actual minefields, rendering  the coordinates of the reference sites erroneous and ineffectual,"  the statement reads.

"No information is now [available] on the former line of contact that  runs through the Khojavand, Tartar, and Goranboy districts or about  the regions mined by Armenian armed units during their November 2020  withdrawal," the statement reads.

The ANAMA recalled that Armenia's data accuracy regarding minefields  laid in the Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, and Zangilan regions in 2021  was reported at 25%.

"Mine accident statistics demonstrate widespread contamination not  only along the previous line of contact but also in populated areas,  farmlands, riverbanks, forests, and cemeteries. Since the Second  Karabakh War, 247 out of 345 mine victims have been injured or killed  in incidents that occurred outside the previous line of contact,"  ANAMA said.

The ministry noted that widespread mining of civilian territories is  a crime against humanity and a serious violation of international  law.  

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