Russia urges Azerbaijan to unblock key road to Armenia

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged Azerbaijan on Tuesday to open a key corridor that links the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia, following urgent appeals from Yerevan.

“Particular emphasis was placed on the need for the practical implementation of steps previously agreed in principle, aimed at the speedy de-escalation of the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh, including the unblocking of humanitarian routes, including the Lachin corridor,” Russia’s foreign ministry said following a telephone call between Lavrov and Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov.

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