Estonian MPs express concern over Lachin corridor blockade

  • 2023-02-27
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The Estonia-Armenia parliamentary group of the Riigikogu expressed concern over the continued blockade of the Lachin corridor on Monday.

"The corridor is an important supply route for local residents of the area," a statement by the parliamentary group reads.

"Due to frequent power outages and lack of electricity and gas, the humanitarian crisis in the region is worsening every day. People also lack vital things: medicines and medical care, food and fuel," the MPs add in the statement.

"The blockade continues to have a detrimental effect on the ongoing peace process between Armenia and Azerbaijan. We strongly believe that resolving humanitarian issues and ensuring freedom of movement and security in the corridor is critical for progress," the statement reads.

The MPs call on the relevant parties to return to the negotiating table to help ensure stability and development in the region.

The statement was signed by parliamentary group chairman Raivo Tamm and members Mati Raidma, Mihhail Lotman, Tarmo Kruusimae and Leo Kunnas.

Parliamentary groups help members of the Riigikogu communicate with other national parliaments, carry out Estonia's foreign policy, and promote Estonia around the world.