By Vugar Khalilov
Azerbaijan is to take legal actions against Armenians, who set
fire to forests in Lachin and Khojaly districts, Azernews reports,
citing Deputy Ecology Minister Firdovsi Aliyev.
The deputy minister vowed that those activities would be
thoroughly reviewed and evaluated in conformity with international
laws. He added that Azerbaijan strongly condemns scenes of setting
fire to the woodlands as shown on video clips made in Lachin and
Khojaly in recent days and considers them ecocide.
Aliyev emphasized that Armenia's eco-terror against Azerbaijan
is still ongoing.
'Armenians who illegally settled on the territory of Azerbaijan
continue to carry out ecological terror against our people, our
nature, and natural resources, as well as against humanity as a
whole. The Armenians, unlimited to burning the forests of Jabrayil,
Zangilan, Gubadly, Kalbajar, and the city of Shusha during the
occupation, are now harming the environment by burning our forests
in Khojaly and Lachin. These actions are a direct confirmation of
the hostile attitude towards nature. In addition, they thereby
demonstrate that they have nothing in common with these
territories,' he said.
New images and videos exposing the devastation of Azerbaijani
lands have been circulating on social media for many days. A video
was released showing Armenians setting fire to the woodlands in
Azerbaijan's Lachin District. This once again demonstrates
Armenians' disregard for international law.
Armenians committed the same crime before departing Azerbaijan's
Kalbajar District, which was agreed to be handed over to Azerbaijan
in line with the trilateral statement by the Azerbaijani, Armenian
and Russian leaders on November 10, 2020.
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