(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
SHUSHA, Azerbaijan, January 24. Another
passenger car of the Russian peacekeepers [temporarily deployed
near Azerbaijan's Shusha] have driven along the Lachin-Khankendi
road without any problems, trend reports from the scene.
This once again proves that humanitarian vehicles can pass
freely through the peaceful protest area, and there are no
obstacles for them.
The peaceful protest of Azerbaijanis on the Lachin-Khankendi
road against the illicit exploitation of Azerbaijan's mineral
resources in the area of Russian peacekeepers' temporary deployment
has been going on for over forty days.
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
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 but also prevented for the entire process to
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