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Azerbaijan Allows Russian Aid to Enter Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan has opened its borders for humanitarian aid from Russia to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.

Since December 2022, Nagorno-Karabakh has been under a blockade imposed by Azerbaijan. This step sparked many concerns regarding a humanitarian disaster. However, according to a Brussels Signal

report on Wednesday (13/9), a truck sent from the Russian Red Cross had entered Nagorno-Karabakh via the Aghdam-Askeran route in Azerbaijan.

The news of the border opening was confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Azerbaijan Red Crescent, which welcomed the delivery.

“The delivery is a positive step and important progress, even though it is against the background of many obstacles and provocations created by Armenia,” read a statement from the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The

Aghdam-Askeran route is the only link between Nagorno-Karabakh, and Armenia, because of the Lachin Corridor route has been completely blocked.

According to the Russian side, the delivery is the first step in resolving the crisis in the region, and it hopes the Lachin Corridor will reopen in the near future.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have remained in conflict for decades since the fall of the Soviet Union. The two bitter enemies fight over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, which lies in Azerbaijan but is home to some 120,000 ethnic Armenians who want nothing to do with Azerbaijan.

Source : RMOL