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Peaceful protests of Azerbaijanis on Lachin-Khankandi road enter Day 24

04 January 2023 [10:22] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

The peaceful rally of Azerbaijani non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Karabakh close to the Russian peacekeepers' temporarily deployed area near Shusha has been going on for the twenty-fourth day, Azernews reports.

The Azerbaijani protesters are chanting slogans about the need for primary monitoring of the environmental catastrophe and other implications stemming from the illicit mineral resource exploitation. Peaceful protesters say they're not going to leave the area until their demands are met.

To note, all conditions for the movement of supply vehicles of Russian peacekeepers have been created on the Khankandi-Lachin road passing through Shusha.

Earlier, the Armenian media spread more fake news that the Azerbaijanis allegedly blocked the Lachin-Khankendi road and didn’t let the supply vehicles through.

The protest on the mentioned road against the illicit exploitation of Azerbaijan's mineral resources in the area of Russian peacekeepers' temporary deployment has been going on for the twenty-third day.

Previously, following the talks with the Russian peacekeepers' command on December 3 and 7, 2022, a group of experts from the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the State Property Service under the Ministry of Economy, and AzerGold CJSC were going to begin preliminary monitoring of the illicit mineral resource exploitation, as well as emerging environmental implications on Azerbaijani lands, where the Russian peacekeepers are temporarily deployed, on December 10, 2022.

The expert team was expected to inspect the environmental condition at the 'Gizilbulagh' gold deposit and the 'Damirli' copper-molybdenum deposit, monitor various areas, organize cadastral property records, assess potential risks and threats to the environment, as well as to underground and surface water sources.

However, when arriving in the monitoring area, the expert group, accompanied by Russian peacekeepers, faced provocations. The planned initial inspection and monitoring did not take place due to the fact that the Russian peacekeepers not only did not create necessary conditions and prevented for the entire process to carry on.


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