The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has created a supply crisis in the region, which can only be supplied through the Lachin Corridor.
Amid new tensions between the warring Caucasus nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan, trucks loaded with aid supplies have arrived in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Hikmet Hajiyev, foreign policy advisor to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, said in electronic media on Monday that the passage of Red Cross vehicles through the Lachin Corridor and Agdam Avenue has been ensured.
The Nagorno-Karabakh authorities confirmed the arrival of 23 tons of wheat flour from Armenia and medical supplies to its territory. The Lachin Corridor connects Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia, and the Agdam Strait connects the region to the rest of Azerbaijan. The Armenian separatists and Azerbaijani authorities had previously agreed to use the two roads.
He called for more assistance to the people of Nagorno-Karabakh
Thanks to “humanitarian consensus among decision-makers”, the Red Cross delivered supplies of wheat flour and medical supplies to those in need on Monday via the Lachin Corridor and Aghdam Road, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. . Ariane Power, the ICRC’s regional director for Europe and Central Asia, said the people of Nagorno-Karabakh urgently need sustained assistance through humanitarian supplies.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have been fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh for decades, and have already fought several wars over the region, which is majority Armenian but belongs to Azerbaijan under international law. After six weeks of fighting in 2020 that killed more than 6,500 people, Russia brokered a ceasefire that forced Armenia to give up large areas.
Since then, repeated bloody clashes have broken out on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. In recent months, tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh have escalated significantly again. Armenia accused Azerbaijan of causing a humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh by closing the Lachin corridor last year. Baku rejected this and said that Nagorno-Karabakh could receive all the goods it needed through Azerbaijan. (APA/AG.)
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