YEREVAN, JUNE 23, ARMENPRESS. The EU is seriously concerned about the almost complete blockade of the Lachin Corridor and considers it a direct threat to the livelihood of the local population and raises serious concerns about a possible humanitarian crisis, ARMENPRESS reports, reads the press release of the EU spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Nabila Massrali.
The EU has been closely following the growing tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the past few weeks, with daily shootings along the international border of the two countries, in addition to similar incidents along the Karabakh line of contact.
“The almost complete blocking of the Lachin Corridor since June 15 is very worrying. This directly threatens the livelihood of the local population and raises serious concerns about a possible humanitarian crisis.
Following a series of recent high-level meetings, the EU continues to engage at the highest political level to help ease these tensions and find mutually acceptable solutions,” the message said.
Yesterday, June 22, the Azerbaijani side resorted to another provocation and criminal action, closing the only road between Artsakh and Armenia (Lachin Corridor) with a concrete barrier.
“In fact, in addition to the illegal checkpoint and blocking the road with armored vehicles, Azerbaijan is now demonstratively blocking the road, preventing any movement, including by the Red Cross and peacekeepers.
This incident once again demonstrates the criminal goals of the Azerbaijani authorities to completely isolate the people of Artsakh from the outside world and to use all methods of repression,” said the press release of Artsakh’s information headquarters.