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UK donates £500,000 to aid clearance of deadly landmines in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region

The British Foreign Office has announced it is providing £500,000 to help clear landmines in and around the recently liberated Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. The money will help “to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives” following the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Figures show 160 people have been killed or injured by […]

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Azerbaijan swaps 15 Armenian prisoners for a map showing 97,000 landmines in Agdam

Azerbaijan has confirmed it has received a map from Armenia detailing the location of some 97,000 landmines in the newly liberated district of Nagorno-Karabakh of Agdam. The map was given after Azeri authorities handed back 15 Armenian prisoners of war. The prisoner exchange deal, announced by the Azeri Foreign Ministry on Saturday, 12 June, is […]

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Azerbaijan calls on Armenia to hand over landmine maps after journalists and an official are killed in blast

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has called on Armenia to “hand over minefield maps” after three civilians were killed by a landmine explosion in Kalbajar district – part of the newly liberated Nagorno-Karabakh region. Tweeting about the tragic incident, which occurred on Friday, 4 June, the Foreign Minister said, “Every day they [Armenia] continue to […]

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The world must ensure Armenia accounts for its crimes against humanity and environmental terrorism in Karabakh

When Armenia launched an armed assault against Azerbaijan on September 27 2020, it was already occupying 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory. Yerevan’s decision to fire on Azerbaijan’s civilian population in its military offensive prompted an armed response from Baku. Over the next 44 days, Azerbaijan forces set out to end Armenian aggression and liberate the […]

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Turkish parliament approves peace-keeping force deployment to Nagorno-Karabakh 

Turkey’s parliament has approved a motion that allows Turkish troops to be deployed in Azerbaijan for the next 12 months. The troops will join Russian forces as observers in Nagorno-Karabakh, helping to uphold the peace deal brokered by Russia and signed by Armenia and Azerbaijan on 10 November. The motion [‘tezkere’], submitted to Parliament on […]

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How Azerbaijan will be able to dictate the terms of peace to Armenia

In war, the party with the most human potential and military equipment will succeed. Azerbaijan surpasses Armenia in all aspects. The population of Azerbaijan is five times larger than the population of Armenia, and its military budget exceeds the total budget of Armenia. The Azerbaijani army launched a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27. […]

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Mesut Özil declares support for Azerbaijan, as Kim Kardashian backs Armenia

Celebrities have waded in to the Azerbaijan-Armenian conflict by publicly siding with one of the two warring factions. Mesut Özil, his ex-Arsenal teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan and reality TV star Kim Kardashian West have all issued statements on the dispute, which centres on Azerbaijan’s fight to liberate part of its territory. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognised as […]