Armenians Bar Rivers, Water Channels Running to Azerbaijan’s Agdam, Terter Regions
Azerbaijan, Baku, 26 March / Trend corr Sh. Jaliloglu / Since Armenians bared the rivers and water channels the sources of which are located in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, the residents of the Agdam and Terter regions cannot carry out their agricultural work. Both regions have faced water shortage, which impedes watering of sown areas.
Gargar, Khachin and Terter rivers are mainly used for watering the sown areas in Agdam and Terter. Armenian aggressors completely blocked up the Gargar and Khachin rivers in order to impede the agricultural work in the Azerbaijani regions and to create water shortage.
Previously, 45-50 cu m of the water from the Terter River was used and now it is 13-15 cu m. In order to solve the problem, sub-artesian wells were drilled by the order of the local administrations, but they do not meet the demand completely.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost the Nagorno-Karabakh, except of Shusha and Khojali, in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian Armed Forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and Nagorno-Karabakh's seven surrounding regions. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful, but fruitless negotiations.