Russia aims at settling the situation around the Lachin Corridor, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
Zakharova stressed that on its part, Russia is exerting the necessary efforts to fully unblock the corridor. "Along the lines of Russia’s Interior Ministry, Defense Ministry and the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, consistent steps are being made for de-escalation. It is necessary to find an acceptable decision for all sides," she added.
The diplomat also emphasized that negative remarks about Russian peacekeepers adversely impact the settlement process between Baku and Yerevan. "Currently, convoys with humanitarian aid are passing through the corridor. I would like to reiterate that we view public criticism and provocations against our peacekeepers as unacceptable. They are peace guarantors in that region. Such actions can substantially harm the process of Armenian-Azerbaijani normalization," she concluded.
The Lachin Corridor is the only road linking Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. On December 12, 2022, a group of Azerbaijani fake environmentalists, blocked the Lachin Corridor, where the Russian peacekeeping contingent was stationed.