Residents in Askeran blocking Aghdam road allowed Russian aid under condition that Lachin Corridor will be opened


STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 12, ARMENPRESS. The Nagorno-Karabakh citizens who blocked the Aghdam-Askeran road allowed the Russian aid to enter Nagorno-Karabakh under the condition that Russia will ensure its obligations on the opening of Lachin Corridor, Askeran regional administration spokesperson Anahit Petrosyan told ARMENPRESS correspondent.

“The Russian Red Cross truck was inspected in the checkpoint located on the Akna [Aghdam]-Askeran road section, after which it proceeded to Stepanakert. Negotiations with the [protesters] in Askeran were held beforehand, during which the sides agreed to open the road exclusively for the Russian vehicle, under the condition that the Russian side’s obligations, i.e., that only the Russian truck will pass and the Kashatagh road [Lachin Corridor] will be opened, will be maintained,” Petrosyan said, adding that the locals in Askeran continue to block the Aghdam-Askeran road for the Azerbaijani Red Crescent trucks.