"I am seriously concerned about the actions of the Azerbaijani state authorities and alleged environmental protesters in the Lachin corridor on December 3 and again since December 12, which led to the blocking of the road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, which is a vital supply line for the Armenian population of this region.
Moreover, reports of interruptions in gas supplies to Nagorno-Karabakh via a pipeline passing through the territory controlled by Azerbaijan cause extreme concern, increasing the risk of serious humanitarian consequences.
I remind you that safe movement along the Lachin corridor is guaranteed by the trilateral statement of November 9, 2020. I urge the Government of Azerbaijan to fulfill its obligations under this statement and call for maximum restraint in both actions and rhetoric.
I stress once again the need for a comprehensive peace agreement that should provide firm guarantees of the rights and security of the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh. I call for an urgent resumption of negotiations at the highest level with the assistance of the EU and de-escalation of the situation."