Normal life in Nagorno-Karabakh has been disrupted for 46 days. Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said this at the start of the Government session.
According to him, the humanitarian crisis in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) is unfolding at full speed.
The Prime Minister of Armenia also emphasized the fact that as a result of the closure of the Lachin Corridor, children in Nagorno-Karabakh are deprived of the right to education.
“About 6,000 students of Nagorno-Karabakh’s pre-school institutions, about 19,000 students of general education schools, about 6,800 students of universities have been deprived of one of the most vital rights of the 21st century - the right to education, because for a month now, kindergartens, schools, and universities in Nagorno-Karabakh have been closed and do not work.
The last time something like this happened was during the 44-day war, and in a situation where the cannons were not firing, educational institutions were closed only because of the coronavirus pandemic.
This time, however, the reason for the closure of educational institutions is not the coronavirus, but the ‘environmental concerns’ of Azerbaijan. Not content with closing the Lachin Corridor, Azerbaijan also closes the gas pipeline feeding Nagorno-Karabakh, then opens it by 10 percent, then closes it again, then opens it by, let’s say, 25 percent, and so on.
Azerbaijan also continuously uses the tool of gas pressure, which is clearly reprehensible.
The next reason for the non-working of kindergartens is the lack of prescribed food for children. This, in turn, is connected with the closure of the Lachin Corridor,” said Pashinyan.
The Prime Minister also mentioned that there are frequent power outages in Nagorno-Karabakh because Azerbaijan has disrupted the work of power lines supplying Nagorno-Karabakh. Electricity is supplied to the population only at the expense of the production capacities of local power plants, which is not enough.
“With all this, Azerbaijan pursues one goal - to break the will of the Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians to live in their own homeland.
According to our information, Baku's plan is as follows. To bring the economic and psychological pressure in Nagorno-Karabakh to a climax, after that open the corridor for a few days with the expectation that Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians will leave their homes en masse, close the corridor again and then open it again for a few days and so on until the last Armenian leaves Nagorno-Karabakh,” Pashinyan said.