Due to the Azerbaijani provocation on the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)-Armenia border near the Hakari bridge, at the illegal Azerbaijani checkpoint in the Kashatagh (Lachin) corridor, the two-way movement of Artsakh medical personnel among all, humanitarian transportation by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been prohibited by Azerbaijan since Thursday. As a result, it was not possible to organize the planned transfer of 102 people (52 from Artsakh to Armenia, 50 from Armenia to Artsakh) during these two the days. This is stated on the Facebook page of the Artsakh Ministry of Health.
Thursday morning, ICRC vehicles were transporting 25 medical patients and their relatives from Artsakh to Armenia. But at the illegal checkpoint operating in the Kashatagh corridor, the Azerbaijani side prohibited their further movement. As a result, these vehicles returned to Artsakh capital Stepanakert, at the same time not being able to organize the return of another 25 medical patients and relatives from Goris, Armenia, to Stepanakert.
On Friday, it was planned to transfer 27 medical patients and their relatives from Artsakh to professional medical centers in Armenia for immediate medical assistance, as well as to return of 25 medical patients and their relatives to Artsakh.
In the conditions of disruption of all humanitarian shipments, naturally, the limited supplies of medicines and other medical supplies to Artsakh, which were carried out exclusively by the ICRC, have also completely stopped. As a result, the already scarce supplies in medical facilities of Artsakh are reducing day by day, putting the Artsakh citizens' proper medical assistance at additional risk.