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Peaceful protest on Lachin road enter day 105

26 March 2023 11:02 (UTC+04:00)
Peaceful protest on Lachin road enter day 105

The peaceful protest of Azerbaijani eco-activists and youth on the Lachin-Khankandi road continues for the 105th day, Azernews reports.

The rally participants continue to protest against Armenia's illicit mineral resource exploitation.

Besides, seven cars and four trucks of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have driven along the road unhindered.

Recall that 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, the expert group, accompanied by Russian peacekeepers, faced provocations when arriving in the monitoring area. 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 but also prevented the entire process from carrying on.


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