ICRC ‘hopes’ to restore patient transfers from Nagorno Karabakh – spox



 16:22, 10 May 2023

YEREVAN, MAY 10, ARMENPRESS. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has not facilitated transfer of patients from Nagorno Karabakh to Armenia since April 29 and is now discussing details pertaining to the format of its work with decision-makers from the parties involved, the ICRC told ARMENPRESS on May 10.

“In regards to developments, the International Committee of the Red Cross is discussing with all decision-makers from the parties the details pertaining to the format of our work,” ICRC Armenia Communications and Prevention Manager Zara Amatuni said when asked to comment on Nagorno Karabakh ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan’s tweet that Azerbaijan has been obstructing the ICRC’s work ever since it illegally installed a checkpoint on Lachin Corridor.

Amatuni explained that the process is confidential since it is proceeding in a format of a dialogue. She did not elaborate further on the discussions.

“It’s about the continuity of our humanitarian work. We hope it will be restored. However, there’s some need for clarification, and now this process is taking place. During this period we are factually not implementing transfers because we must have clarity regarding several details with all parties involved,” Amatuni said.