According to the President, abusive exploitation of natural resources turned the district into an environmental disaster zone, and the gold illegally mined there was exported and sold abroad.
“We have now started all the legal procedures. I have informed the Azerbaijani public about it. No crime will go unpunished. First, we are assessing the total damage, the inventorying of all our cities and villages is underway. Every building or the remaining ruins are being filmed and photographed. This is evidence, and we are determined to go to international courts as well, preparations for this are underway. Foreign citizens, including those of Armenian descent, will pay dearly for the illegal development of the Vejneli gold mine. We know the names of these people. We will expose them to the world and they will pay us compensation. They will surely compensate us,” APA quotes the president as saying.