Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh is not fulfilling its functions.
He stressed that the situation remains tense through the fault of Azerbaijan, but "this does not change the meaning." Pashinyan stated that a food crisis has begun in the region, but the peacekeepers are in Karabakh precisely to prevent illegal actions and control the Lachin corridor.
“The humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh remains extremely tense as a result of Azerbaijan's illegal blockade of the Lachin corridor. Hundreds of families remain separated on different sides of the blockade. Nagorno-Karabakh lacks a number of essential goods, including food,” Pashinyan said. He added that Armenia had submitted to Azerbaijan its proposals for a peaceful settlement of the conflict.
On the morning of December 12, Azerbaijani environmental activists blocked the only highway between Karabakh and Armenia and set up a tent camp near Shushi. At the same time, their action is more like a political one. Some participants came to it with the flags of Azerbaijan and in fur coats. As a result of blocking the corridor, the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh lost their right to free movement, among other things.