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21 June 2021, 17:56

Azerbaijani General Prosecutor’s Office accuses Armenia of cutting down Lachin forests

1818 units of endangered species of trees were cut down during the time when Lachin was under the control of Armenia, and the damage amounted to about 890,000 US dollars, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan declares today.

A criminal case instituted in connection with the destruction of forests in Lachin by Armenia is being investigated by the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan.

According to the investigators’ version, on the order issued by the Armenian leaders, soldiers illegally cut down 1818 trees of various species in the Lachin District with its unique flora and fauna. The damage amounted to 1,511,330 manats (about 890,000 US dollars), the “Trend” reports with reference to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan.

“With the aim of causing extensive, long-term, and serious damage to the environment of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Armed Forces of Armenia grossly violated the basic norms and principles of international law, as well as the requirements of the 1979 European Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, and committed ecological terror by deliberately destroying forests with valuable and perennial trees,” declared the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan as quoted by the “Sputnik Azerbaijan”.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: The Caucasian Knot

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