According to the Azerbaijan Mine Action Service (ANAMA), Armenia has handed over eight new forms of minefields to Azerbaijan, including information about the mines in the Murovdagh mountain range of Kelbajar (Karvachar) region. However, ANAMA stated that the latest data provided is not accurate and reliable, as analysis of the forms showed that the indicated data do not match with real minefields and the coordinates of the points are incorrect.
In January, Armenia announced that it would hand over eight newly discovered logs of maps of minefields to Azerbaijan. However, Azerbaijan reacted harshly to this statement, stressing that it expects Armenia to present concrete maps of all mined areas. Baku also noted that the accuracy of the maps presented by Armenia under international pressure after the tripartite announcement of November 9, 2020 is only 25 percent.
Despite this setback, Armenia continues to work towards clearing its landmines and making its borders safer for its citizens. According to a recent report by UNICEF, there are still an estimated 3 million landmines in Armenia’s territory, which have caused countless injuries and deaths over the years. To address this issue, Armenia has been working closely with international organizations such as UNICEF and the demining organization HALO Trust.