An entrance to Shusha with the Azerbaijani and Turkish flags, December 2020. Photo by David Simonyan for the "Caucasian Knot"

26 January 2021, 21:33

Journalists note important propaganda role of opening a bus route to Shusha

Baku seeks to show that following the military successes, Azerbaijan is also implementing programmes for the peaceful restoration of territories. Meanwhile, the society meets with enthusiasm the propaganda of victories and achievements. According to Azerbaijani journalists, new bus routes to be open to Shusha and other cities, towns, and villages that have come under the control of Azerbaijan, will be popular not only among natives of the region and those wishing to return to their homeland, but also among residents of other regions of the country.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the State Agency of Azerbaijan Automobile Roads has announced the completion of the construction of the road to connect Fizuli and Shusha. The road is to be completely asphalted by September.

Journalist Khadija Ismayilova notes that many residents of Azerbaijan want to visit Shusha or Lachin.

"The population of Azerbaijan has a great desire to visit the liberated territories," agrees Mekhman Aliev, the director of the "Turan" agency.

He emphasizes that the successful military operations have sparked an unprecedented patriotic upsurge among residents of the country. According to Mekhman Aliev's version, taking into account the above sentiments, the Azerbaijan's authorities are striving to create as soon as possible the opportunities for residents of the country to visit the places that have come under the control of Azerbaijan, to restore infrastructure facilities, houses, and economic life.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 26, 2021 at 05:31 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid; Source: CK correspondent

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