The only culprit for today’s humanitarian situation in Karabakh is the Armenian separatist regime, Azerbaijani Presidential Representative for Special Assignments Elchin Amirbayov said in an interview with DW, Report.
“The campaign that Armenia has now launched worldwide in order to denigrate Azerbaijan and to accuse us of all possible sins and to manipulate with the humanitarian hardships on the ground is a way is a tactical move which is aiming at consolidating the status quo on the ground, imitating their participation in the peace process and trying to put all the blame for the lack of progress on Azerbaijan while Azerbaijan in numerous occasions has proven its goodwill and its sincere desire to advance with the peace process because it was us who proposed to Armenia the draft of the peace agreement. It is us who proposed to talk about reopening of communication lines and delimitating the state border. It is also true that we view now the separatist entity in the sovereign territories of Azerbaijan as the only responsible party in this humanitarian crisis,” he said.
Amirbayov noted that it is impossible to call Karabakh “blocked” when daily passage of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) vehicles, ambulances and other vehicles carrying Armenian residents of Karabakh and delivering all the necessary food is organized along the Lachin road.
Besides, Armenia and the separatists want to divert the attention of the international community from the main peace process, which they have brought to a dead end by politicizing the situation. Thus, their refusal to supply food via the Agdam-Khankandi road is proof that the situation is not humanitarian, but political.