Armenian PM discusses humanitarian crisis in Artsakh with US Secretary of State

On March 20, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had telephone talks with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. Blinken reiterated his call for the immediate unblocking of the Lachin corridor for private and commercial traffic, stressing that the U.S. is ready to continue its efforts on this issue.

The next day, the U.S. Secretary of State held telephone conversations with Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev. According to Baku, Aliyev stated during the conversation that Azerbaijan is fully committed to the peace agenda, and 4,700 vehicles of Russian peacekeepers and the Red Cross have passed through the Lachin corridor since December 12. "Therefore, information about the alleged blockade of this road is Armenian false propaganda," Aliyev said.