The closure of the Stepanakert-Goris highway by Azerbaijan seriously violates international humanitarian rights and aims at creating a humanitarian disaster in Artsakh, the message of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) reads.
“In the current situation, it has become impossible to transport medical supplies and medicines to Artsakh. Moreover, in this case, the transfer of people with serious health issues from Artsakh to Armenia has become a serious problem.
We call on the international community and all humanitarian organizations to immediately take relevant steps to regulate the situation and prevent the impending humanitarian disaster,” the statement reads.
We reported earlier that a group of Azerbaijanis in civilian clothes closed the Stepanakert-Goris highway for environmental reasons at the intersection under Shushi-Karin Tak.
The command of the Russian peacekeeping troops deployed in Artsakh has been informed about the incident. The authorized state bodies of Artsakh are taking all possible measures to regulate the situation.