(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
SHUSHA, Azerbaijan, January 24. Five more
trucks and one passenger car of Russian peacekeepers have driven
along the Lachin-Khankendi road, passing near Shusha, without any
incidents, trend reports from the scene.
The vehicles were moving from Lachin to Khankendi city.
Earlier, six vehicles of the International Committee of the Red
Cross (ICRC) moved through the protest area.
This once again proves that humanitarian vehicles can pass
freely through the protest area, and there are no obstacles for
The protest 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 and prevented for the entire process to carry
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