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Armenia must be constructive and share minefield maps with Azerbaijan – Ukrainian expert

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Armenia must facilitate the process of demining Azerbaijani territories, including by providing maps of minefields, Ukrainian legal expert, Professor Alexander Merezhko told Trend.

Merezhko made the remark commenting on the mining of the territories by Armenia during their occupation (from 1992 through 2020).

According to Merezhko, international humanitarian law doesn’t completely prohibit the use of mines.

“However, there are a number of conventions prohibiting the use of certain mine types, for example, trap and antipersonnel mines. Unfortunately, not all countries are parties to these conventions,” he stressed.

"Based on the laws and customs of war in general, the use of mines, in any case, should be controlled in order to avoid damage to the lives and health of civilians," the expert said.

He also noted that the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty stipulates that ‘every State Party in a position to do so is under an obligation to assist in mine clearance and related activities.

"In a word, Armenia is obliged to demonstrate a constructive approach, provide maps of minefields in order not to endanger the lives of civilians returning to the liberated territories," added Merezhko.

Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation from late Sept. to early Nov. 2020, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.

A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were introduced on Nov. 10, 2020.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front.

Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.

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Rainless weather expected in Baku

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Changeable cloudy and mainly rainless weather is expected in Baku on April 20. Mild south-east wind will blow.

The temperature will be +11-14 °C at night, +19-24 °C in the daytime on Absheron peninsula, the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry reported.

In Baku, the temperature will be +11-13 °C at night, +19-21 °C in the daytime.

Atmospheric pressure will drop 761 mm Hg to 758 mm Hg. Relative humidity will make 70-80 percent at night and 50-55 percent in the daytime.

The weather will be mostly rainless in the regions. However, short rain is expected in some mountainous areas. Mild west wind will blow.

The temperature will be +12-17 °C at night and +25-30 °C in the daytime, +7-12 °C in the mountains at night, +15-20 °C in the daytime.

The day is expected to be favorable for weather-sensitive people.

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Visit of Israeli journalists to Aghdam ends

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A trip of Israeli journalists to Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district ended, Trend's Karabakh bureau reports on April 19.

Israel Hayom correspondent Dean Shmuel Elmas and political analyst for The Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Press Arye Gut took part in it.

Israeli journalists visited the Juma Mosque in Aghdam, the ruins of the Drama Theater and witnessed the consequences of Armenian vandalism in the Museum of Bread and on the territory called "Imaret".

The journalists’ trip to Fuzuli, Zangilan, and Gubadli is scheduled for April 20.

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Israel Hayom newspaper reporter saddened by destroyed mosque in Azerbaijan’s Aghdam

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It is very sad to see that mosque [in Aghdam] has been damaged, destroyed during the occupation Azerbaijani territories, Israel Hayom correspondent Dean Shmuel told Trend.

Shmuel made the statement during the trip of Israeli journalists to Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district began on April 19.

Shmuel said what was done to Aghdam's mosque, it is a sad fact, regardless of whether you are Jewish, Christian or Muslim.

Shmuel also added that the main challenge for Azerbaijan now is the restoration work that will be carried out from now on.

Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation from late Sept. to early Nov. 2020, Azerbaijan pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.

A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was introduced on Nov. 10, 2020.

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