January 23, 2023 - 11:07 AMT
EU envoy calls for urgent solution to Lachin situation

European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar believes solutions have to be found urgently to settle the situation surrounding the Lachin corridor.

“Back in Yerevan for a day of meetings. The situation around the Lachin corridor is serious and solutions have to urgently be found,” Klaar said in a tweet.

“I look forward to discussions to explore ways forward. The European Union’s goal remains a comprehensive Armenia-Azerbaijan settlement.”

Since December 12, the sole road connecting Nagorno Karabakh to Armenia - the Lachin Corridor - has been blocked by self-described Azerbaijani environmentalists. Karabakh residents have reported food and fuel shortages, while hospital patients don't have access to essential medicines, with only a handful allowed transfer to facilities in Armenia proper.