U.S. insists Karabakh corridor must be opened immediately

U.S. insists Karabakh corridor must be opened immediately

PanARMENIAN.Net - The United States insists that the Lachin corridor connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia must be opened immediately.

“We want the Lachin Corridor to be opened immediately. We have made that clear,” Secretary of State spokesman Matthew Miller told reporters on Thursday, September 14.

“Secretary [Antony] Blinken has engaged with the leaders of both Armenia and Azerbaijan to make it clear that we want the Lachin Corridor to be opened immediately to address the really dire humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.”

Since December 12, 2022, the sole road connecting Nagorno Karabakh to Armenia - the Lachin Corridor - has been blocked by Azerbaijan. Baku tightened the blockade on June 15, 2023, banning emergency relief supplies that were carried out by Russian peacekeepers and the International Committee of the Red Cross through the sole road connecting Karabakh to Armenia and the outside world. The move aggravated the shortages of food, medicine and other essential items experienced by the region’s population. On August 15, Karabakh Human Rights Defender’s office reported the first case of death from starvation.

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