ArmInfo.At present, about 140 Armenian citizens are at the the Upper Lars checkpoint.Press secretaryof the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Anna Naghdalyan stated.
At the same time, she informed that the Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Rostov-on-Don Vardan Asoyan arrived at the checkpoint in order to arrange on-site provision of citizens with food and basic necessities. "Some citizens, having listened to the advice of the Consul General, have already chosen to return to their home country by air. Negotiations are ongoing with the remaining citizens to find an acceptable way out of the situation. We urge Armenian citizens to soberly assess the current situation, trust only the official newsline and information provided by the Armenian diplomatic bodies," Naghdalyan emphasized.
It should be noted that due to bad weather conditions, the Georgian military road connecting Georgia with Russia has been closed for several days. However, even after the normalization of the situation and the opening of the road, Armenian citizens will not be able to enter Armenia via the land route through Georgia due to restrictions imposed by the Georgian authorities as part of measures to prevent the spread of a new type of coronavirus. According to the decision of the Georgian authorities, since March 18, all foreign citizens are prohibited from entering the country. Restrictions will not affect only freight.