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24 years without Lachin

18-05-2017, 10:54

24 years pass since the occupation of Lachin by Armenians.

VOICEPRESS reports that,on May 18 1992,the Armenian occupiers ransacked hundreds of cultural facilities,tens of settlements,villages and historical monuments.

As a result of the occupation 63,341Azerbaijani citizens were expelled from their homelands.There are 121 villages in the region with an area of 1835 square kilometers.

During the occupation more than 300 civilians and military men were killed and went missing.There are 8.950 buildings and also 7 industrial and construction enterprices,471 service facilities,154 schools and hundreds of cultural and historical monuments under the occupation.

On May 18,1992,after the occupation of Shusha city of Azerbaijan Armenian armed forces having occupied settlements and districts around Lachin fired intensive shells to the center of the district.

On a night from May 16 to 17 1992,starting their occupation from the place named Turshu (Shusha city) and Gor region of Armenian,Armenian armed forces occupied Lachin region.Majority of the enemyforces got into region through Lachin corridor.

At that time,the majority of the armed forces withdrawn from Lachin and surrounding regions,were drawn into political confrontation in baku.
As a result Lachin joined to the ranks of consistency occupied regions.The occupation of Lachin which have the region of great geostrategic significance dealt a serious blow to the economy of Azerbaijan.

Lachin district got an administrative unit area status.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.

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Mirzayeva Ulker

VOİCEPRESS.AZ


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