It is reported that the decision was made based on the proposal of the Red Cross Committee and peacekeepers
The separatist “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” has agreed to open the Agdam-Khankendi road.
They said that they took this step considering the deepening of the disaster, as well as the seriousness of the security situation.
Armenians explained this decision as a joint proposal of the Stepanakert (Khankendi) office of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the command of the Russian military group.
“The organization of the process is necessary both to neutralize threats to the life and health of our citizens, and to ensure the transportation of humanitarian goods through the Lachin corridor. – it is mentioned in the statement.
Armenian media reported this with reference to the Karabakh information headquarters spread.
On the morning of September 12, the humanitarian cargo sent by the Russian Red Cross Committee left Aghdam for Khankendi.
The cargo was delivered to people of Armenian origin living in Karabakh via Aghdam-Khankendi road.
The humanitarian cargo sent by the Russian Red Cross Committee had to wait in Barda for 2 days to pass to Khankendi.
2 trucks of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society have been waiting on that road for more than 20 days.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan assessed the passage of cargo through the Aghdam-Khankendi road as a positive step and an important progress.
Armenians living in Karabakh state that since December 2022, they are facing a food shortage due to the closure of the Lachin road.
Azerbaijan denies this, stating that the corridor is open for humanitarian purposes.
From April 2023, Azerbaijan has established a border crossing point at the beginning of the road. The step was explained by the illegal transportation of weapons from Armenia to the territory of Azerbaijan.
Armenia does not accept this accusation.
Armenian officials believe that the construction of the border checkpoint contradicts the tripartite declaration.
As a result of the 44-day Second Karabakh War in 2020, Azerbaijan regained control over a part of Karabakh and 7 surrounding districts.
With the joint agreement of the leadership of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia, Russian peacekeepers have been deployed in the Lachin corridor and on the contact line in Karabakh.
But the peace agreement has not been signed between the parties.