17:35, 12 September 2023
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 12, ARMENPRESS. Russia hopes that soon the Lachin Corridor will be unblocked parallel with the Aghdam route and Nagorno-Karabakh will start receiving regular humanitarian aid from both directions, Russian Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova said on September 12.
Speaking at a press briefing, Zakharova said that the foreign ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan developed a plan on the simultaneous unblocking of the Lachin and Aghdam routes during their July 25 meeting in Moscow.
“Taking into consideration the significant difference in positions and the high level of mutual distrust, this work did not proceed easily. As a first step, on 12 September, 15 tons of food, personal hygiene products and beddings were conveyed to the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh requiring aid through the Russian Red Cross. We expect that taking into consideration the previously reached mutual-understanding, soon the Lachin Corridor will also be unblocked parallel with the Aghdam route, and then humanitarian aid will be regularly delivered to the region from the two directions,” Zakharova said, expressing hope that this way the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh will be stabilized and the normal life of the population will be restored.
“This will in turn create conditions for launching dialogue between Baku and Stepanakert and relaunching the rhythmic work in the direction of implementing the entire complex of the 2020-2022 highest level trilateral agreements on the normalization of the Armenian-Azerbaijani relations,” she added.