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The processes of demining and the exchange of detainees, among other humanitarian issues related to Karabakh, must be resolved at an accelerated pace, and Russia expects that. The statement came from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after a meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.

"As for the minefield maps, we are, in fact, in favor of resolving all issues of humanitarian importance as soon as possible and without preconditions. I mean the return of the bodies of the dead and the determination of the fate of the missing, the return of prisoners of war, and the solution of the issues which, as they say, are related to the material remnants of the war; in this case, the land mines," Lavrov said.

The Russian FM stressed that he had discussed this matter in Yerevan a few days ago, the Armenian leadership realizes the need to resolve this issue, the first preliminary steps in this direction have been taken, and the Azerbaijani leadership has been informed about them.

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