BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 26. Armenia's baseless claims about the alleged closure of the Lachin-Khankendi road are totally false and nonsense, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during the meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic Anne Boillon, Trend reports.
President Ilham Aliyev underlined that the transportation of civilian goods and civilians is ensured on this road through Russian peacekeepers and the International Committee of the Red Cross. “Since December 12, passage of nearly 1,000 vehicles through this road in both directions has been ensured.”
The head of state stressed the importance of putting an end to the illegal exploitation of mineral deposits in the territories of Azerbaijan, where Russian peacekeepers are temporarily stationed, and ensuring the constant monitoring of these deposits by the country.