Armenian diplomat accuses Azerbaijan of blocking the one obtainable highway connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia.
Armenia appealed to the UN Safety Council to convene an emergency assembly over what it referred to as a “deteriorating humanitarian state of affairs” in Nagorno-Karabakh after accusing Azerbaijan of blocking provides to the disputed area.
“The extreme scarcity of important items together with meals, drugs and gas has been notably exacerbated since 15 June 2023, when Azerbaijan fully blocked the Lachin hall – the one highway connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia and the outer world – by denying any type of entry to Nagorno-Karabakh, together with humanitarian,” Armenia’s everlasting consultant to the UN, Mher Margaryan, wrote in a letter.
“The continued deliberate obstruction of pure gasoline and electrical energy provide to Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan has been detrimental for the affected inhabitants and their livelihoods.”
On Aug 11,Republic of #Armenia🇦🇲appealed to @UN Safety Council w/ request to convene emergency assembly on deterioration of humanitarian state of affairs as results of complete blockade inflicted upon civilian inhabitants of #NagornoKarabakh.
— MFA of Armenia🇦🇲 (@MFAofArmenia) August 12, 2023
The Caucasus neighbours have been locked in a dispute over the enclave, internationally recognised as a part of Azerbaijan, for the reason that Eighties and fought two wars over the territory. The second, in 2020, noticed the defeat of Armenian forces and vital territorial beneficial properties for Azerbaijan.
“The Armenian authorities calls for the intervention of the UN Safety Council as the principle organ for safeguarding world safety,” Margaryan mentioned.
For months, Yerevan has accused Baku of stopping visitors by means of the Lachin hall – a brief, mountainous highway linking Armenia to Armenian-populated settlements within the breakaway area of Nagorno-Karabakh.
In his letter, Margaryan referred to “severe shortages” of meals, drugs and gas within the majority Armenian-populated area and cuts in electrical energy and gasoline provides.
“This example has led to rising mortality resulting from a number of sicknesses,” mentioned Margaryan, citing sufferers affected by circumstances, together with diabetes and heart problems.
“The inhabitants of Nagorno-Karabakh in the present day stands on the sting of a veritable humanitarian disaster,” he warned, accusing Azerbaijan of “intentionally creating insufferable dwelling circumstances for the inhabitants”.
That, he wrote, amounted to an “atrocity” designed to pressure them from their properties.
Armenia and worldwide assist teams, in the meantime, have been warning that the humanitarian state of affairs in Nagorno-Karabakh is dire and deteriorating with shortages of meals, medicines and power.
The 2 neighbours have been unable to succeed in an enduring peace settlement regardless of mediation efforts by the European Union, United States and Russia.
No speedy response was obtainable from officers in Azerbaijan.