Pashinyan rebuked friendly countries for strange silence along the Lachin corridor

Caucasus (, - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that some of Armenia's friends keep a "strange silence", seeing the situation around the Lachin corridor.

“At least, the silence of a number of friendly countries looks strange. I fully support the statement adopted by the National Assembly (of Armenia), which notes that it is necessary to launch mechanisms to ensure the security and rights of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh,” Pashinyan said at a meeting of the government of the republic today, December 15.

According to him, the Armenian Foreign Ministry was instructed to actively work with international partners to create international monitoring mechanisms in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Pashinyan further indicated that he is in constant contact with the head of Nagorno-Karabakh, Arayik Harutyunyan, in order to discuss ways to resolve the situation.

Apparently, among the countries friendly to Armenia that keep a “strange silence”, the head of the government of the republic also had Russia in mind.

The day before, the speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia, Alen Simonyan, said that, according to him, Russia is going to make a statement about the situation in the Lachin corridor. The Armenian Parliament adopted a statement last Wednesday condemning Azerbaijan's actions in connection with the blocking of the Lachin corridor.

The United States and France earlier called on Azerbaijan to stop blocking the Lachin corridor and restore the transport connection between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.

Over the past 24 hours, the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent (RMK) continued the negotiation process with the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides to stabilize the situation and unblock the Stepanakert-Goris road (Lachin corridor) in the area of observation post No.

The protest action of Azerbaijani activists in the Shusha 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.

Pashinyan rebuked friendly countries for strange silence along the Lachin corridor