Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Now Humanitarian Tragedy: A view from front line of Azerbaijan

  15 July 2017    Read: 3222
Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Now Humanitarian Tragedy: A view from front line of Azerbaijan

By Anastasia Lavrina publishes an article on the scale and horror of the latest Armenian provocation in Alkhanli village of Fuzuli district. presents the article:

"One thing is to hear about this conflict and quite another thing to see with own eyes”

News about the death of 2-year-old girl and her grandmother, as a result of the Armenian military provocation in the Alkhanli village of Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli district, horrified many people. The child who was just starting to live became the victim of the Armenian armed forces’ attack on the civilian population and civilian objects.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is known as one of the most serious and lasting conflicts of the late 1980s and early 1990s. For more than 25 years, the conflict has remained unresolved, despite four UN Security Council resolutions (No. 822, 853, 874 and 884), which reaffirm the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and require the immediate release of the occupied territories. The Armenian armed forces are constantly shelling the villages located close to the frontline, destroying houses and killing civilians. According to the official statistics, there are about 1.2 million refugees and IDPs in Azerbaijan. It is one thing to hear about this, but a completely different feeling arises when you see all mentioned with your own eyes.

On June 17-18, International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF) organized a trip of 21 students and staff members of one of the leading universities in Azerbaijan, ADA University, to the war-affected regions of Azerbaijan. International participants predominated in the two-day trip. Since the first minute, they had been shocked and impressed by the reality. They filled with questions about everything they saw. Within 2 days we visited Ashagy Abdurakhmanly village of Fuzuli region, Jojug Marjanly village of Jabrail district, as well as the villages of Hasangaya and Shikharh of the Tartar region of Azerbaijan.

Participants of this event were able to see and understand the scale and horror of the tragedy, which Azerbaijani people have been facing for several years."

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Anastasia Lavrina is Azerbaijan born independent geopolitical and foreign policy researcher.

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