In Azerbaijani social networks have been spread videos showing how “the brave” (but in fact illiterate and untrained) Azerbaijani servicemen without any special protective equipment and violating all possible security rules, are defusing mines, which were allegedly installed by the Armenians, during the 44-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Why allegedly? Because any person who has more or less an idea of explosive devices will confirm that such indifferent and careless handling of mines in a mined area can be revealed only by the person who himself installed these mines and is sure that they will not explode, therefore these mines are training or are not put into combat condition.
In short, all this can be qualified as another failed show of the Aliyev regime, the purpose of which is to blacken the reputation of Armenia in the international arena.
And after all this, official Baku accuses Armenia on international sphere of not providing maps of minefields
Minefields are placed by you, you should have these maps. And it is not difficult to understand why this is done. First, Azerbaijan thus accuses Armenia and continues to speculate on this issue on international sphere, thus trying to nullify the return of Armenian prisoners of war and divert the attention of the world community from the facts of desecration and destruction of historical and cultural values in the occupied territories of Nagorno-Karabakh. And secondly, these minefields are necessary in order to send there the people who are not desirable for the authorities, and then present them as dead as a result of the mine explosion.
And in general, if you are going to conduct mine cleaning activities in this way, it will be more useful to ask Armenia to conduct courses on mine cleaning, instead of asking the maps, or you can ask your Turkish “proprietors” to help you in this matter as well as during the 44-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Let’s return to the “demonstration exercises” on mine cleaning organized by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, where you can see how you should not conduct mine cleaning activities.
The first video shows how the journalists, together with the Azerbaijani military, while in a minefield, take pictures of “mines scattered by the Armenians throughout the territory”.
A sane person so calmly, without a special bomb protection suit, would not have set foot on a mined area and taken pictures of the minefield. If this is due to the fact, that these territories were previously checked by the military, then this is another lie, since as a result of the check, both the minefield and the individual mines which were found should have been marked with appropriate warning signs according to the current standards.
The second video again shows how the Azerbaijani military, without special protective equipment, without following basic security rules, are engaged in mine cleaning activities. In particular, is not maintained the minimum safety distance between the deminers.
The third video also does not comply with the above mentioned security requirements. One of the soldiers tries to remove an anti-tank mine, some gathered next to him, and others calmly walk around the mined territory. Not to mention the fact that an anti-tank mine installed by the opposite side is never moved manually, but special devices are used from a safe distance in case a so-called surprise is inserted under the mine, in order to undermine it in the event of movement or lifting.
In the fourth video, the security rules are again not followed: while the deminer is working, others calmly walk around the territory with such confidence, as if they are not in danger.
This time the film turned out to be from the fantasy genre. While the “immortal soldier” with the mine detector is searching mines, ahead, where it has not yet been checked, someone goes and takes this process on video. At this time, a second “immortal soldier” appears and quickly extracts a mine from the ground.
I don’t think there’s need to continue. Next time, before you accuse Armenia of not providing maps of minefields; or innocent civilians are killed becouse of mines set up by the Armenians, it is better to remember these videos and explain to the international community and to your citizens according to which standards Azerbaijani servicemen are doing mine cleaning and why journalists are moving on unverified roads. After all, the car was blown up on the road. Or was this mine intended for another person, and the journalists unlucky found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time?