mingachevir dam
The latest threat came amidst the clashes that broke out on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border on July 12. Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology subsequently released a statement, addressed to several United Nations agencies, 12 October on Armenian forces targeting the Mingachevir station (Azernews). The nearby city of Mingachevir (left) is split by the Kur River after it passes through the dam and hydroelectric power station complex at image top center. Mingachevir hydropower complex is the largest dam of its kind in the entire Caucasus with an overall surface area of 605 square kilometers (234 sq … Iran Kicks Off Large-Scale Air Defense Drills. OOSKAnews License Holders can sign in for access to the most recent daily news updates, daily or weekly specialist newsletters, and premium access to ALL OOSKAnews data through AquaNow — the World’s Water Data Engine. Russian ethnographer of Armenian descent Sergey Arutyunov stated in a 2010 interview that Armenian military authorities have already included the Mingachevir water reservoir in the targets they could hit in the territory of Azerbaijan. There is limited access to drinking water along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, north of Nagorno-Karabakh and about 15 km from the current line of fire. Strategic transport and energy routes, such as Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil, and the South Caucasus gas pipelines could get serious damages in the wake of the dam burst. SUBSCRIBE FREE to "The Water Diplomat" (monthly), or try the OOSKAnews International Water Weekly (paid subscription). Homes have been destroyed, resulting in widespread evacuations, mostly of women and children. Cross-border water supply lines have not been maintained in over 20 years. In 1991-1994, Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a full-scale war that resulted in Armenia occupying 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s sovereign territory, including the entire Nagorno-Karabakh region, where partial ethnic Armenian population lived side by side indigenous Azerbaijanis, and seven surrounding districts, which had been populated exclusively by Azerbaijanis. "I will not disclose a military secret — this has been openly admitted in Armenia's general staff — that Armenian or NKR [the illegal separatist formation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan] artillery batteries, stationed at the top of Karabakh mountains, are 40 kilometers away from the Mingachevir reservoir. ©2006-2019 OOSKAnews, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "At about 04:00 local time (3:00 Moscow time), the Armenian armed forces carried out a missile attack on a major Azerbaijani industrial city of Mingechevir, For further information about OOSKAnews and Aquanow, please contact us. Former Defense Minister of Armenia, Seyran Ohanyan said Armenia could strike Azerbaijani positions first as he referred to a so-called doctrine that allows Armenian armed forces to take definitive measures including both defensive and preemptive. OOSKAnews content may not be reproduced, redistributed or otherwise copied without license. UEFA Suspends Football Competitions in Armenia & Azerbaijan. The complex provides energy for over forty cities and districts in Azerbaijan including capital Baku and second-largest city of Ganja.

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