The map above is being actively shared by Armenian sources as a visualization of the transport corridors that should be reopened in the Nagorno-Karabkah region. Armenia will get a transport link with Russia while Azerbaijan’s mainland will be linked with Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (and thus Turkey) via a corridor in southern Armenia.
The implementation of the transport corridors projects is intended to contribute to the further stabilization of the situation in the region and contribute to the establishment of peace despite the existing contradictions between Baku and Yerevan. Nonetheless, the full implementation of this concept even under the supervision of Russia will require a lot of efforts and good will from the sides.
A brief overview of the military situation in Nagorno-Karabakh:
- 2,841 Azerbaijani servicemen died in the Karabakh war, according to fresh data by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan;
- One January 11, Azerbaijan President, Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister met with Russian President Vladmir Putin in Moscow agreeing on the opening of the transport corridors in the region and restoration of Karabkah;
- On January 13, 146 displaced persons returned from Yerevan to Stepanakert by buses with the assistance of Russian peacekeepers;
- As of January 13, a total of 48,840 people returned to Karabakh with the assistance of Russian peacekeepers;
- As of January 13, Russian military medics provided assistance to 1,200 residents of Nagorno-Karabakh, including 157 children;
- As of January 13, 1229 bodies were retrieved from the battle zone, according to the State Service of Emergency Situations of Artsakh.
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