BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 25. Any unbiased person should see that the Lachin-Khankendi road is not blocked, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the expanded meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council held in Moscow,Trend reports.
"As for the Lachin-Khankendi road, it is open. On the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which you recognize, a border checkpoint has been set up in accordance with all international standards. This border checkpoint is located 20 meters from the post of the Russian peacekeeping contingent. And today, through this border checkpoint, residents of Azerbaijan of Armenian nationality, who live in Karabakh, can freely move towards Armenia. There are no obstacles, including those for patients who are transported by the Red Cross, as well as ambulances from the city of Khankendi. Any unbiased person, of course, should be able to see this. I think that there is no need to try to use the platform for unfounded accusations. As for the corridor that I spoke about, the Zangezur corridor, if you listen carefully to my speech, it says “that Azerbaijan initiated the creation of the Zangezur corridor”. It is our right to initiate anything – whatever we consider correct, legitimate, reasonable, and what, by the way, is supported by the Russian Federation and other parties involved in the process of settling relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan," President Ilham Aliyev said.