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Azerbaijan denies the claim that civilians are not allowed to pass through the Lachin corridor

Armenia’s claim that civilians are not allowed to pass through the corridor was denied by Azerbaijani authorities.

Civilians can pass through the Lachin corridor where activists and members of environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) protest in Azerbaijan.

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The protest started by NGOs with the demand to prevent the illegal operation of mines in the territory of Azerbaijan, where the Armenian population lives and where Russian forces are temporarily deployed, has been going on for 8 days.

Despite the cold weather, the protesters did not leave the area on the 8th day of the action, which started at the checkpoint of the Russian forces on the road connecting Khankendi to Armenia, near Shusha, on the morning of 12 December.

The demonstrators, who want to prevent the illegal operation of the mines in the region where the Armenian population lives in Karabakh and the damage to the environment as a result, demand that the commander of the Russian forces, Andrey Volkov, come to the region.

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The claims of the Armenian authorities that civilians were not allowed to pass through the Lacin corridor were denied by Azerbaijan.

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Noting that the road is closed due to the barricades of the Russian forces, Azerbaijani authorities state that there are no obstacles for civilian passages.

Images taken from the protest area also confirm that the corridor is open to civilians.

In one of the images on social media, where many images were shared showing that the vehicles carrying humanitarian aid belonging to the Russian forces were using the road, it is seen that the families of the Russian soldiers crossed the road unhindered.

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