Vehicles operated by the Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross (ICRC) entered Karabakh in Azerbaijan on Monday. Baku stated they agreed on the switch and countered Armenia’s claims that Azerbaijan was inflicting a humanitarian disaster by blocking a street linking the area to Armenia. Karabakh was retaken by Azerbaijan after a 2020 warfare towards Armenia, which seized the territory within the early Nineties following the collapse of the Soviet regime.
Hikmet Hajiyev, a senior adviser to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, tweeted that they ensured simultaneous passage of ICRC vehicles from the roads linking Agham and Khankandi, and Lachin and Khankandi and that the roads have been open and practical. “It’s the principled, simply, professional and irreversible place of Azerbaijan. The entire worldwide group as soon as once more witnessed that there was no so-called blockade however deliberate self-blockade, weaponization and politicization of humanitarian points and theatrical dramas by Armenia and unlawful puppet regime, foyer teams and a few Western corrupt politicians and biased media to mislead, manipulate and confuse. The masks are torn off whereas the fact stays. There isn’t a place for grey zones in Azerbaijan,” Hajiyev tweeted.
Azerbaijan has lengthy rejected the accusations of Armenia and argued that Karabakh might obtain all of the provides it wanted through Azerbaijan, including that “separatists” refused their proposal to concurrently reopen each the Lachin hall and the Aghdam street, which connects Karabakh with the remainder of Azerbaijan.
The Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross stated that because of “a humanitarian consensus between the decision-makers, the Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross (ICRC) is right now bringing shipments of wheat flour and important medical objects to folks in want through the Lachin Hall and the Aghdam street.” Karabakh residents “urgently want sustained aid by common humanitarian shipments. This consensus has allowed our groups to renew this lifesaving work,” stated Ariane Bauer, ICRC’s regional director for Europe and Central Asia.
Azerbaijan and the Karabakh separatist administration agreed to concurrently reopen the 2 roads earlier this month. The Lachin street, which connects Armenia and Karabakh, didn’t instantly reopen, with Armenian and French help convoys persevering with to take a seat idle at first of the hall.