Christmas was celebrated in the blocked Artsakh

  • A liturgy was celebrated in the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God, which was attended by residents of Artsakh. After the ceremony, the faithful took with them the lamps and candles lit in the church.

  • Michael Carpenter, US Ambassador to the OSCE, tweeted: "The United States remains concerned that the Lachin corridor has been blocked for more than three weeks, which creates a serious humanitarian situation. We thank the ICRC for providing critical assistance at this time, but call on Azerbaijan and Russia to immediately restore access."