"The Government of Armenia did not take any steps toward the sharing of accurate maps of the mined areas, albeit the repeated calls made by the Azerbaijani Ombudsman in this regard. On the contrary, it has been continuing the mine burial in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan, universally recognized by the United Nations, enjoying the pressure-free environment on the international stage," the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Ombudsman) Sabina Aliyeva said, AzVision.az reports citing the press service of Azerbaijani Ombudsman.
"As can be seen from the shared video, a sabotage group from the armed forces of Armenia, as well as the illegal Armenian armed groups, illegally entered our border towns and liberated areas and laid out numerous landmines at each step there. And this is a source of hazard to the lives and health of not only Azerbaijani servicemen but also of civilians.
After the cessation of hostilities during the Second Karabakh War, hundreds of Azerbaijanis became victims of those landmines, produced by Armenia and buried in our territories. Consequently, the problem with unrecorded mines, which remain currently a very serious threat badly damages the sustainable peace and security in the region, along with hindering the extensive construction and restoration works in our ancestral territories liberated and the return of our former internally displaced persons to their historically native lands," the Ombudsman said.