NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political Affairs and Security Policy and Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia Javier Colomina has arrived in Armenia, according to Richard Giragosian, the Director of the Yerevan-based think tank Regional Studies Center.
“I was pleased to brief [Javier Colomina] this morning during his visit to Armenia, with an in-depth discusiion of the security situation,” Giragosian tweeted on Wednesday, January 18.
Supplies of electricity from Armenia to Karabakh were similarly blocked by Azerbaijan on January 10, leading to serious power shortages in the Armenian-populated territory. The resulting daily power cuts have hit particularly hard local residents using electricity to heat their homes. The absence of natural gas would only aggravate the problem.