By Vugar Khalilov
Azerbaijani presidential aide Hikmat Hajiyev has said that
Armenia had illegally settled Azerbaijan's Lachin District
following the occupation in 1992, Azernews reports.
“After occupation [of Lachin] illegal settlement conducted by
transferring Armenians from the Middle East,” Hajiyev wrote on his
He also shared an article authored by Robert Seely for The Times
in 1992 that cites Armenian soldiers burning and pillaging Lachin's
Currently, Lachin city is temporarily controlled by the Russian
peacekeepers to provide communication between Armenia and Karabakh
region. According to the November 10, 2020, trilateral statement,
signed by the Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian leaders, the city
should be handed over to Azerbaijan after the completion of a new
road, which will be an alternative to the Lachin corridor.
Azerbaijan has nearly completed the building of a new route
bypassing Lachin city and has demanded Armenia to clear the
unlawfully occupied city and adjacent settlements by August 25.
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