Azerbaijan finds it dangerous to fully trust accuracy of minefield maps provided by Armenia, says president's special representative

  09 December 2021    Read: 171
Azerbaijan finds it dangerous to fully trust accuracy of minefield maps provided by Armenia, says president

It is dangerous to fully trust the accuracy of the minefield maps provided to Azerbaijan by Armenia, Emin Huseynov, the special representative of the President of Azerbaijan in the liberated territories [which were liberated from Armenian occupation during the 2020 second Karabakh war] within the Karabakh economic region, said in an interview with Xalq gazeti newspaper, reports on Dec. 9.

“Only a year passed after the liberation of the city of Aghdam from occupation, but we managed to build a power line to the city. The territory along which the contact line passed was literally stuffed with unexploded ordnance, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. It was very difficult to clear the territory," he said.

"There are many defensive fortifications and ramparts. Therefore, it is difficult to use special vehicles for mine clearance. These territories are mostly cleared of mines manually. Finally, a 20-meter-wide corridor was recently opened on the former contact line, thanks to which Azerenerji OJSC was able to build a power line from the village of Khindyrystan to Aghdam-1 substation. Power supply to Aghdam is provided, but the danger still remains," he said.

As a result of the negotiations, the Armenian side provided the Azerbaijani side with more mine maps of liberated territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

On December 4, 2021, the Republic of Azerbaijan, guided by the principles of humanism, transferred 10 servicemen of Armenian origin to the Armenian side.

The handed persons were detained on November 16, 2021 while preventing the provocation of the Armenian armed forces in the direction of Kalbajar on the state border. It should be noted that the Republic of Azerbaijan, committed to the principles of humanism, earlier, on November 26, 2021, ensured the extradition of a civilian and a soldier of Armenian origin to Armenia.

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