Tenants of a camp near Kullar. Screenshot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvC3Fw73mK4&feature=emb_logo

01 October 2020, 22:53

Fewer people stay at Kullar camp after cancellation of flight to Azerbaijan

The authorities of the Derbent District of Dagestan discussed a removal of a camp near the village of Kullar because of the weather conditions, but it was still decided to leave tents in place. The number of people staying in the camp has decreased, and it is already getting cold at night, a local resident has told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent today.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that a temporary accommodation centre (TAC) was set up near the Dagestani village of Kullar for the citizens of Azerbaijan who could not get home because of the borders closed due to coronavirus.

On September 30, Afig Allakhverdiev, the deputy chairman of the regional National Cultural Autonomy of Azerbaijanis in the Moscow Region, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that he had got the information about the closing of the official camp of the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE) near the Kullar village. According to Afig Allakhverdiev, he was also informed that some of the people who were waiting to move across the Russian-Azerbaijani border left the camp and rented apartments, since the border between the two states was completely closed for an indefinite period. Afig Allakhverdiev has noted that the above information came from unreliable sources and should be verified. According to the Azerbaijani activist, on September 29, 1500-1700 people stayed in the border area.

At a meeting of the operational headquarters, a question of dismantling the camp was raised, but it was still decided to leave the border camp, reported the spokesperson for the Derbent district administration. He noted that the idea of dismantling the camp was related to the upcoming cold weather.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 1, 2020 at 05:35 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Ilyas Kapiev; Source: CK correspondent

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