Hundreds show in Nagorno-Karabakh to protest Armenia’s blockade of the land hyperlink

Hundreds of individuals gathered, Sunday, in Azerbaijan, in Stepanakert, the biggest metropolis within the Nagorno-Karabakh area, to protest in opposition to the blockade of the one land hyperlink to Armenia, based on an AFP journalist.

Stepanakert’s foremost renaissance sq. was full of protesters on Sunday, as an enormous Armenian flag was flown over the crowds.

Armenia and Azerbaijan, which went to battle over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh in fall 2020, have lately argued over the Lachin hall.

For practically two weeks, Azerbaijani activists have been blocking the hall, Armenia’s solely land hyperlink, in protest of what they declare is illegitimate mining.

Yerevan has accused Baku of organizing demonstrations and making a humanitarian disaster within the mountainous enclave.

The Armenian parliament stated Karabakh was affected by meals, drugs and gasoline shortages after the hall was closed.

Azerbaijan insists that there isn’t a blockade and that civilian autos can transfer freely to and from Karabakh.

“That is the one highway that connects Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) with the remainder of the world. Not solely Armenia, we attain the remainder of the world by way of Armenia,” Donara Gabrielian, a resident of Stepanakert, instructed AFP on Saturday.

Armenia additionally stated that the Russian peacekeepers deployed within the area failed to stop the blockade.

Calling for de-escalation on Friday, Russian International Minister Sergei Lavrov stated the Russian peacekeeping drive was “clearly fulfilling its duties” whereas working in “very tough circumstances”.

Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a six-week battle within the fall of 2020.

The preventing claimed greater than 6,500 lives and resulted in a Russian-brokered truce that noticed Yerevan cede territory it had managed for many years.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the separatist Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh separated from Azerbaijan. The following battle claimed the lives of some 30,000 folks.


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