Politics 13:15 24/01/2023 NKR

Azerbaijan's only obligation is to not impede safe movement through Lachin Corridor, Artsakh says

The Artsakh Republic Foreign Ministry on Tuesday released a statement on Azerbaijan's interpretation of clause 6 of the trilateral statement of 9 November 2020. The full statement is below.

"The Azerbaijani authorities have recently increasingly resorted to an arbitrary interpretation of paragraph 6 of the Trilateral Statement of 9 November 2020, regarding the operation of the Lachin Corridor. To advance their political agenda, Azerbaijan has been holding the entire population of Artsakh hostage for more than 40 days, blocking the only road linking Artsakh with Armenia and the outside world, and creating a serious humanitarian crisis.

At the same time, Azerbaijan resorts to various speculations, trying to disguise their inhuman policy towards the people of Artsakh. In particular, the Azerbaijani authorities present the data on the passage of ICRC and Russian peacekeepers’ vehicles as evidence of the absence of a humanitarian crisis and blockade. However, facts on the ground refute the Azerbaijani ploy designed to mislead the international community.

Firstly, during the 43 days of the blockade, fewer vehicles have passed through the Lachin Corridor than the daily traffic flow in the pre-blockade period. All of these vehicles belonged either to the ICRC or the Russian peacekeepers. Not a single vehicle belonging to Artsakh residents passed through the corridor.

Secondly, due to the blockade, passenger flow through the Lachin Corridor in both directions has been stopped. Even the vehicle of the Russian peacekeepers, transporting children from Armenia back to Artsakh, was stopped, and the passengers inside were subjected to deliberate psychological terror from the Azerbaijani side.

Thirdly, the import of consumer goods, amounting to more than 400 tons per day, has been completely stopped. The blockade of Artsakh has not only led to a shortage of essential supplies, including life-saving medicines, but also deprived thousands of people of their jobs and livelihoods.

At the same time, in addition to the land blockade of Artsakh, Azerbaijan imposed an energy blockade to further aggravate the humanitarian situation. Azerbaijan continues to deliberately obstruct the natural gas supply to Artsakh, as well as the repair of the only Goris-Stepanakert high-voltage power line coming from Armenia, which was damaged on 9 January, in an area under Azerbaijani control.

Azerbaijan's claim that they have the right to stop vehicles passing through the Lachin Corridor and conduct cargo inspections is absolutely unfounded. The Trilateral Statement does not provide for any restrictions on the transport of cargo with regard to their nature, purpose or use. With respect to the Lachin Corridor, Azerbaijan’s only obligation is to not impede in any way the safety of movement of citizens, vehicles and cargo in both directions.

Baku's attempts to unilaterally revise the provisions of the Trilateral Statement and turn the Lachin Corridor, which has an internationally recognized status, into an Azerbaijani-controlled road exclusively for humanitarian cargo transportation are illegitimate and must be rejected.

The Azerbaijani President's signature under the Trilateral Statement represents Azerbaijan’s explicit consent to the recognition of the exclusive control of the Russian peacekeeping contingent over the Lachin Corridor."

Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:


Pashinyan sold Putin out, gave all to Erdogan
Pashinyan sold Putin out, not just betrayed. To make it even clearer, I will put it this way – for euros. The topic of betrayal is not...
Turkey to send troops to Kosovo at NATO’s request
Turkey plans to send commandos to Kosovo on Sunday and Monday in response to a NATO request to join the alliance's KFOR peacekeeping force...
Pope Francis to visit Mongolia
Pope Francis will make an Aug. 31-Sept. 4 trip to Mongolia, one of the most far-flung places he has ever visited and which has only about 1,300...
Armenia manager unveils squad for Euro 2024 qualifiers
The head coach of Armenia’s national football team, Oleksandr Petrakov, has announced the Armenian squad for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024...
Armenia stands in solidarity with India after tragic train crash
Armenia’s Foreign Ministry has expressed its condolences to India over the deadly train disaster in the city of Balasore, in eastern...
Opposition MP: Armenian leaders pave the way for Azerbaijan's insolence
MP Tigran Abrahamyan of the opposition Pativ Unem faction has reacted to the reports actively spread by Azerbaijan’s propaganda machine in...
Parents clash in Pride protest outside Los Angeles school
At least one person has reportedly been injured after violence broke out between parents protesting outside an elementary school in Los...
Artsakh denies Azerbaijan's false claims about shooting
The Artsakh Defense Ministry has rejected Azerbaijan's false claims about a ceasefire violation by its forces last night. “The...
15 schoolchildren face Gabriel Sargissian in open-air simultaneous display
On June 1, Byblos Bank Armenia held a unique event for kids and school students to celebrate the International Children's Day. During...
Sergio Ramos to leave PSG at end of season
Defender Sergio Ramos will leave French champions Paris St-Germain at the end of their Ligue 1 season on Saturday, BBC Sport reports....
Armenia denies Azerbaijan's false reports
The Defense Ministry of Armenia has rejected Azerbaijan's false claims about a ceasefire violation by Armenian forces last night....
India train crash death toll climbs to 288
Rescuers in India are scrambling to find survivors after a horrific crash involving three trains killed hundreds of people in one of the worst...
Russian deputy PM reports progress in talks on Armenian-Azeri transport links
Russia sees considerable progress on the path of agreeing the modalities of unblocking transport communications between Azerbaijan and Armenia,...
Armenian defense minister, senior Pentagon official discuss regional security
Armenia's Defense Minister Suren Papikyan on Friday held a telephone conversation with U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr....
Temperatures to drop in Armenia next week
Showers and thunderstorms will persist in Armenia in the next few days. Hail is possible in some parts of the country, the weather service...
Armenian NGOs concerned over U.S. statement on Artsakh
A group of Armenian NGOs have expressed deep concern over the statement made by the U.S. State Department on 30 May following Azerbaijani...
Artsakh president meets with MPs
President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan on Friday met with deputies of the National Assembly, his office reported....
Team Telecom Armenia undertakes its initial public offering
Telecom Armenia OJSC (trademark: Team Telecom Armenia) has issued and is allocating stocks through a public offering, giving everyone the...
Pashinyan's office to temporarily move to Baghramyan 26
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s residence will be temporarily moved from the Government House 1 to the Presidential Palace at 26...
Deputy PMs of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan meet in Moscow
A trilateral working group chaired by the deputy prime ministers of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan has started a meeing in Moscow. Russian...
Opposition MP deplores Pashinyan's Tigranashen remarks
MP Artur Khachatryan of the opposition Hayastan faction has condemned Nikol Pashinyan’s latest remarks on Tigranashen, a village in...
Azerbaijan accuses Macron of misrepresenting Armenia talks
An EU-backed effort to avert a new conflict in the South Caucasus has been overshadowed by a growing diplomatic row, with Azerbaijan accusing...
Yerevan investigative division chief, his deputies sacked
The chief of the Arabkir District Investigative Division of the Yerevan Investigative Department, Garnik Matevosyan, and his two deputies, Artak...
Tigranashen of strategic importance for Armenia, expert insists
Iran specialist Vardan Voskanyan has reacted to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s latest remarks on Tigranashen, a village in...
US Senate approves debt ceiling deal
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed bipartisan legislation backed by President Joe Biden that lifts the government's $31.4 trillion debt...
Elysee Palace: Pashinyan, Aliyev reaffirmed recognition of each other's territorial integrity
The Elysee Palace issued a statement following the meeting between the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Germany and the European Council...
Biden falls on stage at US Air Force Academy ceremony
President Joe Biden tripped and fell after handing out the last diploma at a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado on...
Open dialogue between Yerevan, Baku key to progress – U.S. State Dept
Open dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan is a key to achieving progress, a U.S. Department of State official, who wished to remain...
US military drone controlled by AI 'kills' its operator
In a virtual test staged by the US military, an air force drone controlled by AI decided to “kill” its operator to prevent it from...
EU's Michel hails 'very good meeting' with Armenian, Azeri leaders
European Council President Charles Michel hailed the “very good” talks with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}