Day 66: Around 50 vehicles pass through Lachin road in contrary to claims of Karabakh separatists [PHOTO/VIDEO]
February 15, 2023, marks the 66th consecutive day of the open-ended picketing of the Khankandi-Lachin road near Shusha by Azerbaijani eco-activists, Azernews reports.
Seven passenger cars and 46 supply trucks of Russian peacekeepers passed through the road today.
Following discussions with the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent on December 3 and 7, 2022, Azerbaijani specialists from the Ministries of Economy, Ecology, and Natural Resources, the State Service for Property Issues under the Ministry of Economy, and AzerGold Company were to conduct primary monitoring on illegal exploitation of mineral deposits on Azerbaijani territory. However, the monitoring failed due to the provocation of ethnic Armenians.
After the Russian peacekeepers' failure to provide the necessary conditions for the Azerbaijani agency representatives to carry out their duties in the area, a group of eco-activists, NGOs, and public representatives have taken to the street in protest at the peacekeepers' repugnance to live up to their obligations in line with the November 10, 2020, peace deal to maintain peace and order in the region, and oust the remnants of the Armenian army from the region and prevent illegalities. However, time proved that the Russian peacekeepers are driven by the interests of Russia rather than the idea coming from the essence of the notion of peacekeeping as universally understood.