The UN International Court of Justice has begun hearing Armenia's request for interim measures as part of its broader lawsuit against Azerbaijan over the unblocking of the Lachin Corridor, the only transport artery between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.
This is reported by "European Truth".
The court was informed that on January 30 public hearings on the request for temporary measures requested by Armenia will begin. The interim measures were requested as part of a lawsuit Armenia filed against Azerbaijan back in 2020, alleging violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
As "Radio Azatutyun" clarifies, almost simultaneously with this request of Armenia, Azerbaijan submitted its own - about "mining the territory of Azerbaijan", it should be considered the next day.
It will be recalled that the only road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia was actually closed on December 12 under the pretext of a protest by eco-activists. Because of this, difficulties with food and medicine began in the enclave. Also, on December 13, Azerbaijan blocked the supply of gas from Armenia to Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan declares that eco-activists allegedly did not block humanitarian cargo and let Russian soldiers and representatives of the Red Cross, who were accompanying seriously ill patients, pass through the road.
At a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister of Armenia directly expressed his complaints to him due to the inactivity of the Russian "peacekeepers".
In connection with the blockade of the Lachin Corridor, Yerevan also appealed to the ECtHR.