The return of the Lachin district to the jurisdiction of the Azerbaijani state is of major political and economic importance, Guram Markhulia, President of the “Caucasus International Center for the Study of Geohistory and Geopolitics” Guram Markhulia told Trend.
According to him, the area also has an advantageous geostrategic position.
“Roads to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh pass through Lachin, which gives Azerbaijan significant strategic benefits. But the most important thing is that thanks to its successful diplomacy, Azerbaijan was able to return the Lachin district peacefully without bloodshed,” Markhulia said.
Noting that the victory of Azerbaijan is the greatest victory in the post-Soviet space, the expert congratulated the Azerbaijani people on the liberation of the Lachin district.
“Finally, the refugees of Azerbaijan will be able to return to their native lands,” Markhulia notes.
In accordance with a trilateral declaration signed by the president of Azerbaijan, the president of Russia, and the prime minister of Armenia, the Azerbaijani troops entered Lachin district on December 1.
The Azerbaijani flag was raised on December 1 in Lachin district, liberated from the Armenian occupation.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev appealed to the people and congratulated them on the liberation of the Lachin district.