Azerbaijani leader comments when city of Lachin to be returned to Azerbaijan


December 1, Fineko/abc.az. In his address to the nation today, President Ilham Aliyev touched upon the issue of the Lachin corridor.

ABC.AZ reports that the head of state said that the city of Lachin will also return to us after determining the parameters of the new corridor.

“The original version proposed 30 kilometers, then 10 kilometers, and it was supposed to remain under the control of the Armenian armed forces, not of the Russian peacekeeping contingent. We removed this from the statement. It was indicated that on the basis of the consent of the parties, a plan for the construction of a new route along the Lachin corridor would be determined in the next three years, providing for communication between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.

Thus, in order to protect this route, the Russian peacekeeping contingent is to be relocated in the future. Everyone knows that the Lachin corridor passes through the city of Lachin. So Lachin will remain in the middle of this corridor. During my conversations with the President of Russia, I said that the city of Lachin should also be returned to us. Therefore, we propose to build a new corridor, to develop a route for a new corridor connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia and build it. The deadline is also indicated here – within three years. But I believe we can do it sooner. After the parameters of the new corridor have been determined, the city of Lachin will also be returned to us,” the president said.