"Statement of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan regarding the mine explosion in Tartar
On April 26, 2023, a mine explosion occurred in the territory of the liberated Sugovushan village of Tartar region. As a result of the incident, the driver of the Community Mine Action Team of the International Eurasian Press Foundation, Babashov Khazar Tariyel oghlu, received serious injuries and his right leg was amputated below the knee.
This event should be considered as the next mine terror in the territory of Azerbaijan. During a period of nearly 30 years, Armenia not only occupied the cities and regions of the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, but also deliberately mined those areas on a massive scale in order to kill innocent people. As a result of the numerous mine explosions that took place in the liberated territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan, a total of 286 people became victims of mine terrorism and 48 of them died.
The Republic of Armenia not only does not inform our country about the exact maps of the mines it buried in previous years, but it also continues its provocations and re-burys mines in the liberated territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan, endangering civilian and military lives.
Once again, we appeal to the world community, including international organizations involved in the protection of human rights, to take a decisive position on this issue in order to protect human rights and freedoms."