The Office of the Ombudsman issued a statement regarding the minefield discovered in Sarıbaba.
“Report” reports that the statement says:
“As a result of demining measures carried out in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan, on November 21 of this year, 350 pieces of anti-personnel landmines of the PMN-Э type, which were buried by illegal Armenian armed groups in the northern direction of the Sarıbaba Heights and manufactured in Armenia in 2021, were discovered.
Despite repeated calls for handing over accurate maps of mined areas to our country, the Armenian side still does not take any practical steps in this direction, disrespecting the norms of international law.
As a result of this, after the Second Karabakh War, hundreds of civilians were killed or seriously injured as a result of the explosion of mines planted by Armenia in our territories.
The ombudsman strongly condemns these actions, which create an obstacle to the extensive restoration and construction works carried out in our historical lands freed from occupation and the return of our former IDPs to their ancestral homelands, in addition to causing a great blow to stable peace and security in the region, and calls on international organizations to take a firm stand against Armenia. .