Karabakh survivor statement, landmines panel

Amirli Farahim Farman oghlu statement 

April 23, 2021 

From the minutes of the Landmine panel event 

I was born on April 16, 1993, in the Agsu region. I am Azerbaijani. I have been in active military service since 2014. I was a commander of a military vehicle with the rank of gizir

I graduated from high school in 1999. In 2011-2013, I served in the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan. I took part in the battles of April 2016. On September 27, 2020, I began to fulfill the counter-offensive task set by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief against the provocation of the enemy against our country. On September 28, when we were taking out our wounded soldier from the battlefield I was wounded by a mine. 

Consequently, 3/1 of my left leg was amputated, got multiple shrapnel wounds to my right leg, 2nd-degree technical burns of my left arm, and injury in part of my right thumb. During the explosion, I felt nothing.

 I felt myself in the dark for 5-10 seconds and one of my legs was taken away by a mine. My fellow soldier and I were waiting for the evacuation team. An hour later, the group evacuated us from the ceasefire zone. My pain was indescribable. As a result of the bandage which I had tied to my leg, my chances of survival increased. After treatment in a military hospital, I was transferred to the Main Hospital of the Armed Forces.

Below is the full event.