STEPANAKERT, JANUARY 17, ARTSAKHPRESS. Azerbaijan again disrupted gas supply to Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), the State Minister’s Advisor Mesrop Arakelyan said in a statement.
“Azerbaijan continues actions aimed at depopulating Armenians from Artsakh”, he added.
Azerbaijan is keeping the Lachin Corridor blocked since December 12, 2022. The corridor is Nagorno Karabakh’s (Artsakh) only road to Armenia and the rest of the world. The blockade has caused an ongoing humanitarian crisis with widespread shortages of essential supplies such as food and medicine. Azerbaijan disrupted and then eventually restored gas supply early on during the blockade in December 2022.
Furthermore, on January 9 the electricity transmission line supplying energy from Armenia to Artsakh was damaged in the area controlled by Azerbaijan. Since then, Azerbaijan has been barring repair crews from accessing the site. On January 12, an internet blackout was reported in Artsakh. The internet cable was damaged in the area where the fake eco-activists are blocking the corridor. A day later, as a result of negotiations conducted by Russian peacekeepers, repair crews were allowed to access the site and internet was restored. The corridor remains blocked.