ICRC unable to transfer Karabakh patients to Armenia for 11 days now

Armenia –

PanARMENIAN.Net - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been unable to transfer patients from Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia for 11 days now, head of communication programs at the ICRC’s delegation in Armenia Zara Amatuni has said, according to Sputnik Armenia.

Amatuni’s remarks came two weeks after Azerbaijan established a checkpoint on the road connecting Karabakh to Armenia.

Armenia said the checkpoint at the Hakari bridge in the Lachin corridor was a gross violation of the 2020 cease-fire agreement which ended a 2020 war.

Since December 12, the sole road connecting Nagorno Karabakh to Armenia – the Lachin Corridor – has been blocked by self-described Azerbaijani environmentalists, who have now replaced by the Azerbaijani military. Karabakh residents have reported food and fuel shortages, while hospital patients don't have access to essential medicines, with only a handful allowed transfer to facilities in Armenia proper.