BAKU, Oct 4 – Novosti. Nurana Huseynova, head of the medical forensics department of the Association of Forensic Medical Examination and Pathological Anatomy of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan, announced the discovery of three mass graves in the village of Edilli, Khojavend region in Karabakh, in which, according to her, the remains of Azerbaijani servicemen are located.
“The remains belong to Azerbaijani servicemen. Clothes, black leather shoes were found in the burial. In addition, identification documents were found. Belts were also found with a star, hammer and sickle engraved on the plaque,” she said.
According to the director of the Association of Forensic Medical Examination and Pathological Anatomy of the Ministry of Health, Adalat Hasanov, the remains of 25 people have been found in the village so far. “All the remains are carefully collected in special containers and taken out, they will be examined separately,” Gasanov said.
The statement of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan on the discovery of mass graves appeared a few days after Armenia handed over to the ECHR a video of the execution of allegedly Armenian prisoners of war by Azerbaijani servicemen, which had previously been circulated on social networks. The Armenian Foreign Ministry called on the international community to increase pressure on Azerbaijan in this regard. Baku , in turn, announced that the military prosecutor’s office of Azerbaijan had launched an investigation into this video, but at the same time stated that the West did not focus on the actions of Yerevan .
At the end of September 2020, hostilities resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh , which became a continuation of a long-term conflict and led to civilian casualties. The parties made several attempts to conclude a truce, but the tripartite agreement reached on the night of November 10 was successful. With the mediation of Moscow, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to completely cease fire, remaining in their positions, and to exchange prisoners and the bodies of the dead. In addition, the Kelbajar and Lachin regions, as well as part of the Agdam region, which were under the control of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in the interwar period, passed to Baku . Russian peacekeepers have been stationed in the region, including the Lachin corridor.