The UN's Convention on Cluster Munitions was signed on December 3, 2008, said Hafiz Safikhanov, chairman of the Azerbaijan Public Union for Anti Mine Campaign, Report informs.
According to him, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) presents the eleventh annual Cluster Munition Monitor report on the implementation of this Convention: "The report says that due to the conflict with Armenia, Azerbaijan cannot join the Convention. At the Second Review Conference of the member states of the Convention, Azerbaijan officially stated that it did not use cluster munitions in Nagorno-Karabakh and "strongly condemns the use of cluster munitions." Since 2015, Azerbaijan has voted in favor of the UN General Assembly resolution on the Convention. The fact of production, stockpiling, transportation, and use of cluster munitions in Azerbaijan has not been registered.
According to the report, during the military operations in the autumn of 2020, the Armenian armed forces fired from the Russian-made Smerch rocket launcher, using cluster bombs. On October 28, 2020, a projectile fired at the city of Barda was a cluster missile containing 9N235 submunitions, as a result of which 21 people were killed and 70 were injured. In addition, it was proved that Armenia fired cluster bombs at the villages of Gizilhajili (October 3, 2020), Tapgaragoyunlu (October 23, 2020), Kabirli (October 24, 2020), and Garayusifli (October 27, 2020).
Preliminary data shows that 107 people were killed and injured due to these attacks."