Amount of Damage Caused to Azerbaijan Due to Armenian’s Plundering of Natural Resources on Armenia’s Occupied Azerbaijani Lands Defined – Version 2
Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend , corr. S. Ilhamgizi/ An appeal has been made to the UN, PACE, Chairman of PACE and Heads of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chair-countries with regards to the Armenian stripping the occupied Azerbaijani land of its thenatural resources.
The appeal was made at the end of the meeting on the topic "Armenian's stripping the natural riches in the occupied Azerbaijani lands" which took place in Baku on 18 April. The appeal stated that the Armenians have annihilated and ransacked the buildings, historical monuments, culture, architecture, religion, infrastructure, as well as all the natural riches in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh including the surrounding districts of Agdam, Jabrail, Fizuly, Kalbajar, Zangilan, Lachin and Gubadly.
The appeal stated that the Armenians have illegally stripped155 mining fields containing various natural resources, including 5 goldmines, 6 mercury mines, 2 copper mines, 1 lead and zinc mine, 19 facing stone mines, 4 cement mines, 13 mines containing various construction stones, 1 soda mine, 21 pumice and volcanic ash mine, 10 clay mines, 9 sand and gravel mines, 5 construction sand mines, 9 white mineral mines, anhydride and drywall, 1 pearlite mines, 1 obsidian mine, 3 vermiculite mines, 14 color and mosaic mines, 10mineral water reservoirs.
In addition, the appeal states that the forests have been destroyed and the rivers, lakes and ecology have been polluted. The disturbing fact is that the international organizations are indifferent to the act of oppression that is being committed by the Armenians in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
The creators of the appeal to the international organizations to take measures to keep Armenia from stripping Azerbaijan of its natural resources.
Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven Districts of the country surrounding it. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended.