On January 1, 2021, Armenia handed over eight new forms of minefields to Azerbaijan as reported by the Azerbaijan Mine Action Service (ANAMA). These forms contain important information about the minefields surrounding the Murovdagh mountain range in the Kelbajar (Karvachar) region. However, ANAMA has noted that the data provided is not entirely accurate and reliable.
After analyzing the forms, ANAMA found that the data did not match with real minefields and that the coordinates of the points provided were incorrect. The National Security Service of Armenia had announced in November 2020 that they would hand over eight newly discovered maps of minefields to Azerbaijan. However, the Azerbaijani side expressed dissatisfaction with the accuracy of these maps and demanded concrete maps of all mined areas.
It’s worth noting that since November 9, 2020, after a tripartite announcement under international pressure, Armenia has only provided maps with an accuracy rate of just 25%. This has caused frustration on both sides as they continue to work towards clearing all landmines from their respective territories.