Damage Inflicted by Fire in Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan Evaluated
Azerbaijan, Baku, 12 June / corr. Trend J. Babayeva/ The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan has evaluated the amount of the damage inflicted to the environment by the fire set to the occupied territory of Aghdam region of Azerbaijan at AZN88,500, the Ministry said to Trend .
The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan reported last week that the environment of Agdam and Fuzuli regions of Azerbaijan received severe damage worth AZN39,208 as a result of the fires set to the occupied lands of Azerbaijan by Armenians. The Armenians set fire to Soltanli, Namirli, Novruzlu and Sarijali villages of Agdam which covered 20 ha territory. According to the press service of the Ministry, the study conducted by the experts of the Agdam department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, revealed that the fire in the upper fertile layer of the land inflicted damage to environment worth AZN220,000, AZN2,200 - to growth and AZN1,084 to atmosphere. In total, environment of Agdam region received damage of AZN25,284.
The growth and upper fertile layer of the land was completely burned, large volume of poisonous gases were emitted to the air and some types of animals were burned during fires set by the Armenians that spread to 120ha area in Ashagi Saidahmadli, Gorgan and Horadiz villages of Fuzuli region. According to the estimations of the specialists, damage worth AZN13,200 were inflicted to environment and AZN318 to atmosphere as a result of the fire in the pastures and upper fertile layer of the land. In general, damage worth AZN13,518 was inflicted to Fuzuli region.
The Armenians have been intensively setting fire to the occupied lands of Azerbaijan for the last 3 years. The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources has informed the international organizations of this fact.
The fire covers the occupied territory of Aghdam region of Azerbaijan - Bashgarvand, Kengerli and Shiklar villages.
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