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Russia is concerned about the blocking of the corridor: It is unacceptable to create problems in Karabakh

Caucasus (bbabo.net), - It is unacceptable to create problems for the life of the civilian population, said today, December 15, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, commenting on the situation around the Lachin corridor.

“We are concerned about the blocking of the Lachin corridor, it is caused by disagreements between the parties regarding the development of ore deposits. The Russian Defense Ministry and the Russian peacekeeping contingent have been actively working all these days to de-escalate the situation. We look forward to the restoration of full-fledged transport links in the very near future," the Foreign Ministry noted.

The Russian Foreign Ministry recalled that the corridor provides a link between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia and is under the control of the Russian peacekeeping contingent (RMK).

“When signing the statement of the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan dated November 9, 2020, the parties assumed the relevant obligations, which must be strictly observed. It is unacceptable to create problems for the life of the civilian population,” Zakharova stressed.

The diplomat further touched upon the unfounded accusations and provocative actions against Russian peacekeepers.

“Wherever they come from, we consider them unacceptable and counterproductive. The RMC is effectively fulfilling its tasks, acting as a guarantor of stability in the region,” stated the representative of the ministry.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said earlier Thursday that some of Armenia's friends are keeping a "strange silence" about the situation around the Lachin corridor.

Recall that the protest of Azerbaijani activists in the Shushi region, on one of the sections of the Lachin corridor, which provides the only transport link between Nagorno-Karabakh and the outside world, started on the morning of December 12 and led to the blockade of the unrecognized republic. Later, an energy blockade was added to this - the gas supply to Stepanakert and the settlements adjacent to the Karabakh capital was stopped.

Russia is concerned about the blocking of the corridor: It is unacceptable to create problems in Karabakh