Russia ought to have prevented Azeri checkpoint on Lachin Corridor, says lawmaker
YEREVAN, MAY 26, ARMENPRESS. Member of Parliament Tigran Abrahamyan from the opposition Pativ Unem bloc has said that Russia was supposed to have prevented the installation of the Azerbaijani checkpoint in Lachin Corridor and that Moscow’s actions ought to be more targeted.
“Russia ought to have prevented the installation of the Azerbaijani checkpoint on Hakari bridge, especially that it was installed twenty to thirty meters from its post. Russia has responsibility in this regard not only as a party to the trilateral document, but also as a major player in our region,” Abrahamyan said.
The Lachin Corridor must be under the control of the Russian peacekeepers according to the trilateral statement signed on 9 November 2020, but the Lachin Corridor has been blocked by Azerbaijan since December 2022.
Abrahamyan said that Azerbaijan is now using its checkpoint as a way to pressure Armenia in the negotiations.
“The parties are bound to implement their obligations, especially when the Armenian authorities have factually fully implemented their obligations under the 9 November document, as difficult as it has been for Armenia and Artsakh,” the lawmaker said, adding that Azerbaijan hasn’t implemented its obligations.
He added that in relation to the closure of the corridor, Russia as obligations and its actions must be targeted.