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 Friday, January 27 2023 17:20
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Moscow calls for complete unblocking of Lachin Corridor

Moscow calls for complete unblocking of Lachin Corridor

ArmInfo. The command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, in cooperation with the Russian Foreign Ministry, is in constant contact with all interested parties,  and active efforts are being continued to normalize the situation.  This was announced on January 27 during a briefing by official  representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova,  referring to the current situation in the Lachin Corridor.

"Unlike other players who limit themselves to de-escalation  statements, the Russian side on the ground is looking for real  solutions and provides humanitarian assistance. Therefore, we call  for the complete unblocking of the Lachin Corridor in accordance with  the statement of the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on  November 9, 2020, and we appeal to Baku and Yerevan to show political  will to resolve existing differences," the Russian diplomat said.

Regarding the prospects for organizing a trilateral meeting between  representatives of the Russian Federation, Armenia and Azerbaijan,  Zakharova noted that Moscow reaffirms its readiness to organize a  meeting at the level of the heads of foreign affairs ministries in  Moscow, under the auspices of Sergei Lavrov.  She noted that Moscow  informed both Yerevan and Baku about it. "We believe that the ongoing  disagreements on the ground should not become an obstacle, a reason  to freeze the negotiation process. It is necessary to resume work on  all tracks of the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations,  including the unblocking of transport communications, the  delimitation of the border, the conclusion of a peace treaty and  contacts through civil society," she said.  Since December 12, 2022,  for 47 days now, the Azerbaijani side, under a far-fetched  environmental pretext, blocked the only road connecting Artsakh with  the outside world. The population of the NKR has been in a blockade  for the second month, deprived of basic means of subsistence. All  this is happening against the backdrop of the tacit encouragement of  the civilized community of these inhumane actions of Azerbaijan.   Since January 9, Artsakh has been deprived of the opportunity to  receive electricity from Armenia, due to the destructive actions of  Azerbaijan. Rolling blackouts occur on a daily basis in the republic. 

Moreover, from noon on January 12, the enemy side also interrupted  the communication cable that provides the country's population with  Internet and telephone communications. It was restored only on  January 14, thanks to the efforts of Russian peacekeepers. We also  add that on January 17, around noon, the enemy side stopped the gas  supply to Artsakh. By the evening, through negotiations, it was  possible to restore the gas supply to the NKR. However, on the  morning of January 18, it was stopped again.. Gas supply, with a low  level of pressure, was resumed on the evening of January 20, and on  January 22 it was again stopped. Gas supply was resumed on the  evening of 26 January

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