According to the preliminary information of the Artsakh Human Rights Defender, at least 1815 hectares of forested area of Artsakh was set on fire by Azerbaijan. This is particularly stated in the message spread by the staff of the Artsakh Human Rights Defender.
In parallel with the targeting of civilian communities, the Azerbaijani armed forces, especially in recent days, have been deliberately burning the forested areas of Artsakh. According to preliminary data of the Human Rights Defender of Artsakh, they mainly use banned white phosphorus weapons.
Within the framework of the investigation of the Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman, it was revealed that the deliberate burning of the forests of Artsakh by the Azerbaijani side is widespread and covers all regions. According to preliminary data, 1815 hectares of forest area have already been burned, but fires continue in various areas, and there is a tendency for rapid growth.