Azerbaijan completely shuts sole gas pipeline into Artsakh only hours after partially restoring its operations
On February 15, Azerbaijan partially restored gas supply to Artsakh, which it had shut off since February 8. Given the insufficient volume of available gas, it was decided that service would be restored only for residential subscribers in Stepanakert for the time being.
However, on the evening of the same day, Azerbaijan again completely shut off the operation of the only gas pipeline entering Artsakh.
The act of connecting and then immediately disconnecting the gas supply during cold winter weather and at nighttime is a deliberate attempt by Azerbaijan to cause accidents and other problems for the people of Artsakh.
Periodic humanitarian aid sent by organizations and individuals for the blockaded residents of Artsakh is being collected in Goris
When possible, the humanitarian cargo is delivered from Goris to Artsakh through the mediation of Russian peacekeepers. The Artsakh Ministry of Social Development and Migration sorts and distributes the humanitarian cargo to members of designated social groups (families with four or more children, families of fallen and missing soldiers, persons with disabilities, and war participants), as well as socially disadvantaged families who have applied to the Ministry for assistance.
Humanitarian aid will be distributed to other social groups in the near future.
Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan met with the Free Motherland-UCA faction of the National Assembly
The parties discussed the socio-economic problems caused by the blockade and approaches to addressing these issues, the constitutional amendment initiative, and the military-political situation.
The head of state noted that Artsakh authorities continue to make all efforts to find effective solutions to the problems faced by the people of Artsakh in these difficult circumstances.
According to President Harutyunyan, all actions and decisions of state importance should be based exclusively on the vital interests of the people of Artsakh and that, therefore, public solidarity and internal stability are essential for the Republic to be able to face the existing challenges and avoid possible new trials.
By the President’s decree, a state commission was established to organize and coordinate a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Karabakh Movement
The state commission will be chaired by the President of the National Assembly, Arthur Tovmasyan. The committee must, within a three-day period, discuss and approve a comprehensive program of festive events.