Karabakh Receives the Humanitarian Aid via Armenia and Azerbaijan

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The International Committee of the Red Cross delivered humanitarian aid to Nagorno-Karabakh via the Lachin corridor (from Armenia) and the Agdam road (from Azerbaijan). Ilaha Huseynova, head of the public relations department of the ICRC office in Azerbaijan, told TASS. She specified that the cargo includes flour and medicines. The ICRC confirmed that due to “humanitarian consent among decision-makers”, the organization has delivered a consignment of humanitarian aid to the residents of Karabakh today, 18 September. The ICRC added that local citizens “urgently need continued assistance through regular deliveries”. “The consensus (between Armenia and Azerbaijan) has allowed our teams to resume this rescue work,” said the ICRC’s regional director for Europe and Central Asia, Ariane Bauer (quoted by AFP). Yesterday, on 17 September, Karabakh authorities agreed to accept humanitarian supplies via Lachin and Agdam. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said he was ready to recognize Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan in exchange for guarantees of the rights and security of Armenians living in the region. He believes that Russian peacekeepers have failed their mission in Karabakh. The Azerbaijani authorities expect to conclude peace with Armenia by the end of the year.