Protests on Khankandi-Lachin road enter their 28th day -

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Protests on Khankandi-Lachin road enter their 28th day

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The protest against the illegal exploitation of mineral deposits in the Karabakh economic region of Azerbaijan on the Khankandi-Lachin road has been going on for twenty-eight days, Ednws informs, citing Report.
The demonstration, which started in the morning on December 12, continued throughout the last night.
Although it snowed again in Shusha, the participants of the demonstrations, as usual, were continuously provided with warm places, hot tea and food from night to morning.
There were no incidents during the night and security rules were followed at a high level.
As usual, the protesters opened this morning singing the National Anthem of Azerbaijan. Later, they performed patriotic songs.
Despite the current frosty weather, eco-activists raise posters written in Azerbaijani, Russian and English on both sides of the road and chant slogans without obstructing the movement.
The demands of the protesters remain unchanged, as they have been since the first day.
Demonstrations are being held by Azerbaijani activists and members of environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on a part of the road under the control of Russian peacekeepers in Shusha, demanding an end to ecological terrorism in the Karabakh economic region.
As a result of discussions held with the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent on December 3 and 7, 2022, a team consisting of experts from the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the State Service for Real Estate Affairs under the Ministry of Economy and AzerGold Closed Joint Stock Company was supposed to conduct preliminary monitoring regarding the illegal exploitation of mineral deposits and the resulting ecological and other consequences in the territories of Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily stationed. However, due to the inactivity of the peacekeepers, the monitoring did not happen.

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