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Artsakh State Minister: We had hopes that the international community, the Russian Federation and Armenia would take steps, but it turned out that they are mere observers

Artsakh State Minister: We had hopes that the international community, the Russian Federation and Armenia would take steps, but it turned out that they are mere observers

Azerbaijan and the rest of the world want to turn Artsakh into an altar on which the lives of our compatriots and children are laid. Artsakh State Minister Gurgen Nersisyan said this during the rally in Artsakh.

“It has been about a month that Artsakh survives on its domestic resources. During this time, we have been trying our best to make the impact of these devastating consequences of the blockade on the people of Artsakh as small as possible. We had hopes that the international community, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia would take steps to stop this course leading to annihilation, but it turned out that they are mere observers watching us from afar,” the State Minister said.

As he stated, after Dec. 12, 2022, the people of Artsakh were faced with malnourishment. While the children, elderly, people with critical health issues were forced to go through severe difficulties, since June 15, 2023, the people of Artsakh at large are facing an existential threat.

The situation today is critical. And tomorrow promises to be far more devastating and full of hardships. Many health issues have already emerged today. In a number of regions, drinking water supplies are being cut off.

“Residents of rural areas, being far from the capital, have become captives. For many of them, phone calls are the only channel of communication with district centers and the capital. Residents of the villages of Shushi region are held hostage. Intercommunity public transport services first started to operate partially and now are being suspended. Children are hardly fed in kindergartens, hospital patients are given meager amounts of food. In a few days, ambulance services will be suspended. People will face problems regarding first-aid kit supplies and medical care. And now I would like to address a question to the international community, the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation. What else do you need? What are you waiting for? Are you going to respond to all of this after this square is filled with corpses every day? Do you want to see new cases of children’s death, like the one recorded days ago? I’m saying this on behalf of everyone. We have had enough of this!” Nersisyan said.